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Ed Markey's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr

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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.

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2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
23%
2020
23%
2020
0%
2019-2020
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2010
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1997
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1996
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2019-2020
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2013-2014
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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
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2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
6%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2015
0%
2020
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
100%
2014
5%
2011
33%
2009-2010
76%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
20%
2000
19%
1995-1996
14%
1993-1994
100%
1994
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
70%
1991-1992
89%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
86%
1998
43%
1997
77%
1996
90%
1995
75%
1994
67%
1993
100%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
89%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
89%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
100%
2018
85%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
89%
2004
89%
2003
100%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
50%
1995
75%
1993-1994
100%
2008-2009
0%
2013-2014
33%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
28%
2015-2016
28%
2015
94%
2013-2014
27%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
14%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
27%
2013-2014
14%
2013-2014
66%
2013-2014
9%
2013-2014
14%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
0%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2009
7%
2003
7%
2003
100%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
39%
2015-2016
25%
2015
0%
2013-2014
11%
2012
8%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
57%
2017-2018
33%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
66%
2011
65%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
0%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
35%
2003-2004
40%
2018
29%
2017
25%
2017
38%
2016
25%
2016
31%
2015
25%
2015
25%
2014
25%
2014
25%
2013
67%
2013
24%
2012
25%
2012
13%
2011
13%
2010
25%
2010
33%
2009
25%
2008
56%
2008
58%
2007
20%
2006
30%
2005
10%
2004
20%
2003
30%
2002
36%
2001
29%
2000
16%
1999
31%
1998
20%
1997
6%
1996
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
40%
2004
43%
2003
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
69%
2016
69%
2016
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
100%
2019
100%
2007
100%
1989-1990
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
35%
2017
35%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
81%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
11%
2013-2014
46%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
87%
2001-2002
88%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
87%
1997-1998
100%
1997
88%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2015
100%
2013
43%
2013
44%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
0%
1997-1998
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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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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2001
100%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
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1999
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1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
90%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
94%
2001-2002
93%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
73%
1995-1996
92%
1991-1992
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
3%
2019
5%
2018
3%
2018
3%
2017
0%
2017
4%
2016
4%
2016
4%
2015
8%
2014
3%
2014
3%
2013
3%
2012
0%
2012
3%
2011
8%
2011
3%
2010
0%
2010
3%
2009
0%
2009
0%
2008
4%
2007
4%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
12%
2003
4%
2002
4%
2001
4%
2000
0%
1999
4%
1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
4%
1995
8%
1995
0%
1994
4%
1993
0%
2019
4%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
6%
2015
11%
2014
20%
2014
2%
2014
11%
2014
0%
2014
33%
2014
9%
2011-2012
2%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
5%
2004
3%
2011-2012
3%
2011
4%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
8%
2003
21%
2001-2002
15%
2000
33%
1997-1998
0%
1995-1996
15%
2018
17%
2016
18%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
38%
2011
38%
2011
11%
2010
11%
2010
4%
2009
4%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
13%
2005
13%
2005
6%
2004
6%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
13%
2002
13%
2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
6%
2014
19%
2011-2012
0%
2011
7%
2001-2010
7%
2001-2010
8%
2012
88%
2011
88%
2011
11%
2011
11%
2011
0%
2011
5%
2010
3%
2010
12%
2009
12%
2009
0%
2009
10%
2008
10%
2008
0%
2008
15.5%
2007
15.5%
2007
0%
2007
4.5%
2006
4.5%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2005
7%
2005
0%
2005
7%
2004
5%
2003
0%
2003
13%
2002
13%
2002
14%
2002
14%
2002
16%
2001
16%
2001
16%
2000
16%
2000
17%
1999
17%
1999
0%
1999
16%
1998
16%
1998
0%
1996
6%
2011-2012
78%
2009-2010
4
2009-2010
0%
2005-2006
15%
2012
23%
2019
23%
2017-2018
23%
2017-2018
21%
2015-2016
21%
2015-2016
26%
2015
0%
2014
22%
2014
8%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
20%
2013
26%
2011-2012
26%
2011-2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
10%
2010
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
0%
2009
10%
2009
20%
2009
18%
2007-2008
18%
2007-2008