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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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2020
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
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1993-1996
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2014
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2013
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2009
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2005
86%
2003-2004
86%
2003-2004
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2003
86%
2002
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1997-1998
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1997-1998
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1997
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1996
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2011
20%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
33%
2000
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1995-1996
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1993-1994
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1994
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
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2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
80%
1991-1992
78%
2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
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1998
57%
1997
80%
1996
89%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
65%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
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2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2007-2008
66
2007-2008
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2003
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2003
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2001-2002
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2010-2011
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2005-2006
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2003
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
79%
2018
66%
2017
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
75%
2013-2014
87%
2013
81%
2011-2012
75%
2011
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
70%
2005-2006
83%
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2004
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2003
88%
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1999-2000
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1995-1996
75%
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1993-1994
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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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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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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1997-1998
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1997
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1997
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1995-1996
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1995-1996
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2007
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2001
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2007
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1997-1998
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2014
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2014
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2019
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2009-2010
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2009
98%
2007-2008
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2007
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2005-2006
91%
2005
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2003-2004
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2003
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2001-2002
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1995-1996
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1991-1992
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1991-1992
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1998
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1995-1996
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1995-1996
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2014
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2014
7%
2014
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2014
11%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2009
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
6%
2001-2002
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1999-2000
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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
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2001-2002
18%
2000
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1997-1998
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1995-1996
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2018
22%
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20%
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2013-2014
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2013
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2012
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2012
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2011
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2011
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2009
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2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
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2006
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2002
17%
2002
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2009-2010
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2007
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2001-2010
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10%
2013
16%
2013