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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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2009
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2001-2002
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1993-1996
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2001
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2000
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1999
23%
1995-1996
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1993-1994
85%
2007
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
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2007-2008
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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1991-1992
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2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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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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1998
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67%
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67%
1994
67%
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Pro Hemp
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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66
2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2011
93%
2009-2010
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2009
92%
2007-2008
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1995-1996
75%
1995
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1993-1994
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2008-2009
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2012
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2012
89%
2012
82%
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82%
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2012
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24%
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24%
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9%
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2011
91%
2011
91%
2011
88%
2011
88%
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20%
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88%
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88%
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80%
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80%
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2011
12%
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11%
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10.3%
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89.7%
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2007
82%
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2007
15%
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2007
84%
2007
84%
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11.2%
2006
9%
2006
88.8%
2006
88.8%
2006
82%
2006
82%
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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1997-1998
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1995-1996
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2001-2002
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90
2007
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1995-1996
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2007
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1991-1992
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1991-1992
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1995-1996
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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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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007
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1995-1996
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1995-1996
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2001-2002
81%
2011-2012
4
2009-2010
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2009-2010
81%
2009-2010
81%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
76%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2007-2008
15%
2005-2006
40%
1998-2002
10%
1997
21%
1996
83%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
100%
2007
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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2001-2010
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2011
91%
2011
75%
2010
75%
2010
69%
2009
69%
2009
90%
2008
90%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
79%
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2006
92%
2005
92%
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100%
2004
89%
2003
89%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
75%
2001
75%
2001
70%
2000
70%
2000
63%
1999
63%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1998
92%
1997
92%
1997
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1996
100%
1996
83%
1995
83%
1995
5%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
26%
2006
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2009
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2007-2008
3%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000