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Mike Castle'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.

72%
2009
35%
2007-2008
56%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
41%
2003
47%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
25%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
35%
2004
30%
2003
45%
2001
53%
2000
80%
1999
46%
1997
45%
1996
0%
2007-2008
10%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
19%
2001-2002
20%
1999-2000
15%
1999
35%
1997-1998
42%
1997
67%
1996
75%
2008
73%
2006
73%
2001
73%
1999
73%
1995-2003
80%
1995-1998
55%
1993-1996
75%
2009-2010
100%
2001
38%
2007-2008
35%
2005-2006
83%
2000
73%
1999
55%
1995-1996
93%
1993-1994
100%
2007
30%
2007-2008
57%
2001-2002
57%
2001-2002
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
44%
1998
57%
1997
40%
1996
50%
1995
67%
1994
67%
1993
22%
2005-2006
22%
2005-2006
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
64%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
78%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
78%
2003
78%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
60%
2010
60%
2010
41%
2010
41%
2010
57%
2010
57%
2010
59%
2010
59%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
39%
2010
39%
2010
41%
2010
41%
2010
41%
2009
41%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
44%
2009
44%
2009
59%
2009
59%
2009
58%
2009
58%
2009
56%
2009
56%
2009
41%
2009
41%
2009
58%
2009
58%
2009
45%
2008
45%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
54.7%
2008
54.7%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
46%
2007
46%
2007
53.8%
2007
53.8%
2007
46.2%
2007
46.2%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2007
53%
2007
53%
2007
54%
2007
54%
2007
54%
2007
54%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2007
46%
2006
46%
2006
57%
2006
57%
2006
43%
2006
43%
2006
49%
2006
49%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
51%
2005
51%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
47%
2005
47%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
58%
2005
58%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
57%
2004
57%
2004
42%
2004
42%
2004
50%
2004
50%
2004
49%
2004
49%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
45%
2004
45%
2004
46%
2003
46%
2003
47%
2003
47%
2003
52%
2003
52%
2003
52%
2003
52%
2003
40%
2003
40%
2003
53%
2003
53%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
47%
2003
47%
2003
42%
2002
42%
2002
45%
2002
45%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
55%
2002
55%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
58%
2002
58%
2002
29%
2002
29%
2002
45%
2002
45%
2002
53%
2001
53%
2001
49%
2001
49%
2001
45%
2001
45%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
52%
2001
52%
2001
48%
2001
48%
2001
53%
2000
53%
2000
52%
2000
52%
2000
45%
2000
45%
2000
38%
2000
38%
2000
46%
2000
46%
2000
61%
2000
61%
2000
44%
1999
44%
1999
55%
1999
55%
1999
35%
1999
35%
1999
65%
1999
65%
1999
51%
1999
51%
1999
48%
1999
48%
1999
53%
1998
53%
1998
41%
1998
41%
1998
45%
1998
45%
1998
48%
1998
48%
1998
51%
1998
51%
1998
59%
1998
59%
1998
53%
1996
53%
1996
49%
1996
49%
1996
55%
1996
55%
1996
50%
1996
50%
1996
46%
1996
46%
1996
43%
1996
43%
1996
67%
2003
50%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
35%
2009
25%
2009-2010
72%
2003
72%
2003
45%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
86%
2001-2002
90%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
100%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
32%
2001-2002
32%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
27%
1999-2000
42%
1997-1998
42%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
34%
1995-1996
34%
1995-1996
10%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
52%
2009
70
2008
70
2007
0%
2006
13%
2005
29%
2004
50%
2003
75%
2006-2012
75%
2006-2012
65%
2007-2008
65%
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001
70%
1999-2000
70%
1999-2000
64%
1999
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
56%
1995-1996
56%
1995-1996
50%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
83%
2007
55%
2005-2006
43%
2005
50%
1998
36%
2005-2010
100%
2007
29%
2001-2002
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
72%
2009
35%
2007-2008
56%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
41%
2003
47%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
48%
2004
31%
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
46%
2003
38%
2001-2002
64%
2000
50%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
96
2007-2008
96
2007-2008
100
2007
100
2007
100
2006
100
2006
96
2005
96
2005
59%
2009
59%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
29%
2007
29%
2007
29%
2006
29%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
52%
2004
52%
2004
23%
2003
23%
2003
53%
2002
53%
2002
63%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
92%
2001-2010
92%
2001-2010
D
2010
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
45%
2009-2010
45%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
30%
2009
40%
2009
50%
2009
28%
2007-2008
28%
2007-2008
30%
2007
20%
2006
0%
2005
30%
2004
25%
2004
38%
2003
55%
2002
45%
2001
32%
2000
27%
1999
21%
1998
25%
1997
37%
1995-1996
37%
1995-1996
29%
2001-2002
26
2009-2010
49%
2009-2010
48%
2009
38%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
54%
2007-2008
81%
2005-2006
72%
1998-2002
65%
1997
71%
1996
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007
46%
2005
36%
2003-2004
11%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
92%
2001-2010
92%
2001-2010
31%
2009
31%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
36%
2007
36%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
22%
2003
22%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
10%
2000
10%
2000
18%
1999
18%
1999
38%
1998
38%
1998
33%
1997
33%
1997
40%
1996
40%
1996
8%
1995
8%
1995
17%
2007
38%
2007-2008
38%
2007-2008
63%
2007
32%
2006
72%
2009
35%
2007-2008
56%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
41%
2003
47%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
50%
2000
95%
1999
82%
1998
82%
1997
53%
1996
50%
1995
52%
2009
70
2008
70
2007
0%
2006
13%
2005
29%
2004
50%
2003
100%
2002
75%
2007
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
50%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
32%
2001-2002
32%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
27%
1999-2000
42%
1997-1998
42%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
34%
1995-1996
34%
1995-1996
57%
2009
57%
2009