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Tom Lantos' Ratings and Endorsements

Deceased

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

4%
2003-2004
5%
2003
14%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1996
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
6%
1997-1998
10%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2002
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
0%
2001
35%
2005-2006
33%
2000
14%
1999
29%
1995-1996
21%
1993-1994
7%
2001-2002
7%
2001-2002
37%
2005
33%
2005
70%
1991-1992
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
89%
1998
50%
1997
80%
1996
89%
1995
88%
1994
78%
1993
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66%
2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
20%
2006
20%
2006
86.2%
2006
86.2%
2006
0%
2006
17%
2006
17%
2006
13.8%
2006
13.8%
2006
77%
2006
77%
2006
94%
2006
94%
2006
88%
2005
88%
2005
32%
2005
32%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
24%
2005
24%
2005
77%
2005
77%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
12%
2005
12%
2005
76%
2005
76%
2005
15%
2004
15%
2004
16%
2004
16%
2004
24%
2004
24%
2004
75%
2004
75%
2004
85%
2004
85%
2004
84%
2004
84%
2004
20%
2003
20%
2003
35%
2003
35%
2003
26%
2003
26%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
74%
2003
74%
2003
64%
2003
64%
2003
79%
2003
79%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
31%
2002
31%
2002
74%
2002
74%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
74%
2002
74%
2002
68%
2002
68%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
19%
2002
19%
2002
26%
2002
26%
2002
27%
2001
27%
2001
22%
2001
22%
2001
91%
2001
91%
2001
77%
2001
77%
2001
74%
2001
74%
2001
9%
2001
10%
2000
10%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
85%
2000
85%
2000
78%
2000
78%
2000
17%
2000
17%
2000
20%
2000
20%
2000
69%
1999
69%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
77%
1999
77%
1999
11%
1999
11%
1999
30%
1999
30%
1999
88%
1999
88%
1999
40%
1998
40%
1998
0%
1998
80%
1998
80%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
59%
1998
59%
1998
19%
1998
19%
1998
88%
1996
88%
1996
85%
1996
85%
1996
82%
1996
82%
1996
11%
1996
11%
1996
12%
1996
12%
1996
18%
1996
18%
1996
100%
2003
0%
2006
0%
2006
25%
2005-2006
9%
2003
9%
2003
17%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
84%
1997-1998
84%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
80%
2003-2004
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
85%
1991-1992
100%
2007
82%
2001-2002
41%
2007
47%
2005
16%
2005
32%
2005
20%
2004
5
2003
5
2003
5
2003
36
2002
36
2002
36
2002
20%
2001
18%
2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
82%
2001-2002
40%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
52%
1998-2002
25%
1997
29%
1996
91%
2003-2004
56%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
58%
2005
58%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
38%
2001
38%
2001
20%
2000
20%
2000
36%
1999
36%
1999
63%
1998
63%
1998
75%
1997
75%
1997
70%
1996
70%
1996
83%
1995
83%
1995
83%
2007
4%
2003-2004
5%
2003
14%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
30%
2000
25%
1999
39%
1998
57%
1997
71%
1996
27%
1995
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
25%
2002
33%
2004
17%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
100%
1989-1990
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
84%
1997-1998
84%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2004
100%
2002
4%
2003-2004
5%
2003
14%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
9%
2004
9%
2003
0%
2002
0%
1999-2000
7%
1997-1998
13%
1997
0%
1995-1996
20%
2005
20%
2005
13%
2004
13%
2004
4%
2003
4%
2003
21%
2002
21%
2002
0%
2003-2004
3%
2001-2002
6%
1999-2000
5%
1997-1998
7%
1995-1996
11%
2005
9%
2004
19%
2003
21%
2002
9%
2001
18%
1999
14%
1998
25%
1997
25%
1995
0%
2005-2006
20%
2007
32%
2005
47%
2005
16%
2005