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Elton Gallegly'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.

100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
96%
2003-2004
95%
2003
95%
2001-2002
89%
1999-2000
100%
2009
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
21%
1999
3%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
95%
1999-2000
92%
1999
90%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
83%
2000
88%
1995-1996
86%
1993-1994
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
15%
2007-2008
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
40%
1991-1992
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
67%
1998
67%
1997
0%
1995
88%
1994
78%
1993
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
78%
2001-2002
50%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
78%
2003
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
66%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
78%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
91%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
83%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2000
83%
1999
91%
1998
100%
1997
93%
1995-1996
92%
1995
62%
2007-2008
77%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
73%
2009
100%
2009-2010
98%
2003
98%
2003
100%
2011-2012
76%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
95%
2001-2002
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
54%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
26%
1997-1998
26%
1997-1998
27%
1997
27%
1997
11%
1995-1996
11%
1995-1996
35%
2003-2004
0%
2007-2008
33%
2007
0%
2004
50%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
4%
1989-1990
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
26%
1997-1998
26%
1997-1998
27%
1997
27%
1997
11%
1995-1996
11%
1995-1996
0%
2011
8%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
0
2007
9%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
11%
2001
14%
2000
15%
1999
13%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1996
75%
1997-1998
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
50
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
22%
2012
7%
2012
71%
2006-2012
71%
2006-2012
80%
1997-1998
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001
30%
1999-2000
30%
1999-2000
18%
1999
12%
1997-1998
12%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
8%
1991-1992
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
89%
2012
89%
2011
84%
2011
95%
2010
89%
2010
89%
2009
96%
2009
92%
2008
92%
2007
84%
2006
80%
2005
96%
2004
84%
2003
100%
2002
88%
2001
72%
2000
79%
1999
76%
1998
80%
1997
100%
1996
90%
1995
84%
1995
95%
1994
96%
1993
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
89%
2007-2008
89%
2007-2008
90%
2007
0%
2006
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
96%
2003-2004
95%
2003
95%
2001-2002
89%
1999-2000
90%
2004
100%
2011
95%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
92%
2003
86%
2001-2002
79%
2000
25%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
12
2007-2008
12
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
25
2006
25
2006
4
2005
61%
2011
61%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
79%
2005
79%
2005
83%
2004
83%
2004
88%
2003
88%
2003
87%
2002
87%
2002
100%
2009-2010
16%
2007
16%
2007
67%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
72%
2012
72%
2012
32%
2011
32%
2011
74%
2011
74%
2011
63%
2011
63%
2011
79%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
75%
2009
75%
2009
81%
2009
81%
2009
74.7%
2008
74.7%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
86%
2007
86%
2007
80.7%
2006
80.7%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
85%
2005
85%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
59%
2004
59%
2004
65%
2003
65%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
71%
2002
71%
2002
72%
2002
72%
2002
53%
2001
53%
2001
62%
2000
62%
2000
73%
1999
73%
1999
65%
1999
65%
1999
74%
1998
74%
1998
71%
1996
71%
1996
26%
2009-2010
48
2009-2010
57%
2005-2006
55%
2012
80%
2011
70%
2011
90%
2010
83%
2009-2010
83%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
70%
2009
85%
2009
100%
2009
60%
2007-2008
60%
2007-2008
60%
2007
31%
2006
0%
2005
14%
2004
40%
2004
38%
2003
45%
2002
60%
2001
48%
2000
50%
1999
40%
1998
40%
1997
54%
1995-1996
54%
1995-1996
100%
2011
2%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
48
2009-2010
26%
2009-2010
26%
2009
24%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
88%
1998-2002
85%
1997
93%
1996
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
21%
2007
15%
2005
27%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
73%
1999
73%
1999
74%
1998
74%
1998
25%
1998
25%
1998
28%
1996
28%
1996
71%
1996
71%
1996
8%
2009
8%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
17%
2007
21%
2000
6%
1999
16%
1998
52%
1997
41%
1996
48%
1995
0%
2011
50
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
100%
2002
15%
2005-2006
15%
2005-2006
0%
2011-2012
100%
2001
100%
2000
9%
2009
56%
1996
33%
2011
50%
2010
40%
2009
40
2007-2008
30%
2007
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
0%
1995-1996
0%
2008
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2001
100%
2000
91%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
10%
2003-2004
13%
2003
0%
1999-2000