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Sam Farr's Ratings and Endorsements

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.

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2010
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
17%
2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2015
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
6%
1997-1998
10%
1997
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1996
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2015
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2010
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2008
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2002
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2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
41%
2011
33%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
35%
2005-2006
50%
2000
50%
1999
38%
1995-1996
22%
1993-1994
86%
2015
80%
2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
92%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
67%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
100%
1998
100%
1997
86%
1996
80%
1995
75%
1994
67%
1993
66%
2014
66%
2014
70%
2013-2014
70%
2013-2014
34%
2012
34%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
85%
2007-2008
85%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
80%
2018
100%
2007
Pro Hemp
2002
Pro Hemp
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
89%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
83%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015
60%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2007
96%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
86%
2015
80%
2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
92%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
93%
2009-2010
92%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
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2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
83%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
83%
1993-1994
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2006
0%
2013
94%
2013
94%
2013
0%
2013
93%
2013
93%
2013
0%
2013
91%
2013
91%
2013
4%
2013
81%
2012
81%
2012
93%
2012
93%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
9%
2012
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2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
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2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
16%
2011
16%
2011
79%
2011
79%
2011
82%
2011
82%
2011
84%
2011
84%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
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2011
80%
2011
21%
2011
21%
2011
0%
2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
97%
2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2009
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2009
87%
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84%
2009
78%
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78%
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15%
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11%
2009
11%
2009
12%
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12%
2009
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2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
69%
2008
69%
2008
92%
2008
92%
2008
86%
2008
86%
2008
14.3%
2008
14.3%
2008
29%
2008
29%
2008
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2007
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7.3%
2007
92.7%
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92.7%
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82%
2007
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4.5%
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96%
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2005
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2005
91%
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91%
2000
81%
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81%
2000
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2000
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2000
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84%
1999
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1999
95%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
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1999
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1999
16%
1999
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1999
2%
1998
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1998
16%
1998
81%
1998
81%
1998
96%
1998
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1998
79%
1998
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1998
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1998
16%
1996
16%
1996
79%
1996
79%
1996
88%
1996
88%
1996
82%
1996
82%
1996
18%
1996
18%
1996
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1996
100%
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3%
2015-2016
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2014
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2014
4%
2014
5%
2011-2012
4%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
40%
2013-2014
28%
2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
18%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
66%
2007
66%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
16%
2003
16%
2003
26%
2012-2013
27%
2015
12%
2013-2014
11%
2012
16%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
9%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
10%
2001-2002
20%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
66%
2011-2012
28%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
41%
2013-2014
41%
2013-2014
82%
2005-2006
82%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
87%
1999-2000
87%
1999-2000
79%
1997-1998
79%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
80%
1995-1996
80%
1995-1996
64%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
0%
1997-1998
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
89%
2011
89
2008
90
2007
86%
2005
100%
2004
67%
2003
46%
2015
50%
2014
63%
2013
44%
2012
43%
2006-2012
43%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
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
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
95%
2005-2006
100%
2005
94%
1998
100%
2007
100%
2001-2002