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Pete Visclosky's Ratings and Endorsements

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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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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
9%
2009
5%
2007-2008
3%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
14%
2003
17%
2001-2002
34%
1999-2000
17%
2015
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2004
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2003
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2001
61%
2000
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1999
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1997
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1996
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
31%
1999-2000
25%
1999
25%
1997-1998
33%
1997
11%
1996
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
100%
2014
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2013
100%
2012
100%
2010
77%
2008
73%
2006
73%
2001
80%
1999
73%
1995-2003
80%
1995-1998
92%
1993-1996
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
23%
2011
60%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
17%
2000
9%
1999
28%
1995-1996
21%
1993-1994
92%
2020
94%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
89%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
92%
2013
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
80%
1991-1992
89%
2012
75%
2009-2010
75%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
56%
1998
43%
1997
60%
1996
100%
1995
78%
1994
78%
1993
70%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
100%
2011
67%
2005
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
63%
2015-2016
63%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
66%
2000
79%
2019-2020
79%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
86%
2009-2010
80%
2009
94%
2007-2008
100%
2007
86%
2005-2006
100%
2004
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
92%
2020
94%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
89%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
92%
2013
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
36%
2019
57%
2018
58%
2017
77%
2015-2016
56%
2015
41%
2013-2014
37%
2013
45%
2011-2012
25%
2011
67%
2009-2010
62%
2009
58%
2007-2008
50%
2007
70%
2005-2006
34%
2005
67%
2004
67%
2003
67%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
66%
1999
100%
1997
50%
1995-1996
50%
1995
50%
1993-1994
0%
2006
69%
2013
69%
2013
74%
2013
74%
2013
26%
2013
26%
2013
87%
2013
87%
2013
31%
2013
31%
2013
7%
2013
64%
2013
64%
2013
19%
2012
19%
2012
29%
2012
29%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
32%
2012
32%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
78%
2012
78%
2012
22%
2011
22%
2011
23%
2011
23%
2011
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2011
66%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
77%
2011
77%
2011
34%
2011
34%
2011
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2011
78%
2011
56%
2010
56%
2010
41%
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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2010
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2010
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2009
58%
2009
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2009
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2009
75%
2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
72%
2009
72%
2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
0%
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0%
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92%
2008
92%
2008
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2008
15%
2008
85%
2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
68%
2008
68%
2008
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2008
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2007
29%
2007
73%
2007
73%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
29.2%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
70.8%
2007
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2006
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1998
71%
1998
64%
1998
64%
1998
37%
1998
37%
1998
31%
1998
31%
1998
63%
1998
63%
1998
28%
1998
28%
1998
63%
1996
63%
1996
65%
1996
65%
1996
35%
1996
35%
1996
36%
1996
36%
1996
63%
1996
63%
1996
37%
1996
37%
1996
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
9%
2019-2020
7%
2018
0%
2017-2018
9%
2016
3%
2015-2016
6%
2015
11%
2015
25%
2014
11%
2014
5%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
13%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
14%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2019-2020
20%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
30%
2015
3%
2013-2014
31%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
7%
2013-2014
57%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
30%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
18%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2009
25%
2009-2010
20%
2003
20%
2003
13%
2012-2013
15%
2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
24%
2015
32%
2013-2014
17%
2012
21%
2011-2012
41%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
13%
2005-2006
23%
2003-2004
14%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
20%
2015-2016
8%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
14%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
12%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
0%
2019-2020
20%
2010
20%
2010
84%
2017-2018
84%
2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
84%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
71%
2005-2006
71%
2005-2006
69%
2003-2004
69%
2003-2004
67%
2003
67%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
68%
1997-1998
68%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
80%
1995-1996
80%
1995-1996
87%
2003-2004
58%
2020
35%
2019
61%
2019
34%
2018
58%
2018
36%
2017
33%
2017
57%
2016
33%
2016
32%
2015
50%
2015
36%
2014
32%
2014
32%
2013
38%
2013
18%
2012
31%
2012
20%
2011
32%
2010
14%
2010
47%
2009
32%
2008
53%
2008
50%
2007
27%
2006
37%
2005
35%
2004
37%
2003
35%
2002
39%
2001
33%
2000
4%
1999
28%
1998
50%
1997
19%
1996
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
56%
2016
56%
2016
85%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
8%
2017
8%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
1997-1998
83%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
71%
2013-2014
100%
2004
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
56%
2016
56%
2016
89%
2011
100
2008
100
2007
75%
2005
100%
2004
83%
2003
64%
2015
20%
2014
25%
2013
33%
2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
2006-2012
94%
2014
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
100%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
70%
2007-2008
70%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
73%
1999
62%
1997-1998
62%
1997-1998
33%
1995-1996
33%
1995-1996