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Fred Upton's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 6, Republican

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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.

93%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
90%
2009
76%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
93%
2003-2004
91%
2003
84%
2001-2002
78%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
5%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2009
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
25%
2001
22%
2000
35%
1999
45%
1998
32%
1997
25%
1996
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
83%
2009-2010
42%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
81%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
69%
1999
60%
1997-1998
58%
1997
89%
1996
0%
2012
5%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2009
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
25%
2001
22%
2000
35%
1999
45%
1998
32%
1997
25%
1996
14%
2005-2006
43%
2005
35%
1998
0%
2013-2014
0%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003
0%
2016
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2011
33%
2009
25%
2007
14%
2006
0%
2005
14%
2003-2004
14%
2003-2004
20%
2003
33%
2002
40%
2001
45%
2000
56%
1999
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997
60%
1996
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
76%
2011
66%
2009-2010
61%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
100%
2000
68%
1995-1996
86%
1993-1994
100%
1994
17%
2017
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
18%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
8%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
23%
2007-2008
55%
2013
81%
2001-2002
81%
2001-2002
50%
1991-1992
22%
2012
22%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
44%
1998
57%
1997
33%
1996
50%
1995
78%
1994
78%
1993
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
0%
2005
18%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
13%
2015-2016
13%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
50%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
78%
2003
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
18%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
8%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
41%
2017
23%
2015-2016
33%
2015
33%
2013-2014
25%
2013
45%
2011-2012
50%
2011
53%
2009-2010
54%
2009
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007
70%
2005-2006
50%
2005
78%
2004
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999
0%
1997
50%
1995-1996
25%
1995
50%
1993-1994
0%
2006
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
72%
2003-2004
79%
2015-2016
73%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003
100%
2001-2002
93%
2000
91%
1999
91%
1998
100%
1997
93%
1995-1996
92%
1995
95%
2015-2016
95%
2015
85%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
97%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
73%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
41%
2009
100%
2009-2010
85%
2003
85%
2003
92%
2012-2013
98%
2015-2016
98%
2015
100%
2013-2014
97%
2012
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
86%
2003-2004
95%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
70%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003
66%
2011
56%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
40%
2010
40%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
18%
2001-2002
18%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
32%
1997-1998
32%
1997-1998
45%
1997
45%
1997
30%
1995-1996
30%
1995-1996
75%
2003-2004
92%
2017
100%
2016
93%
2016
100%
2015
93%
2015
93%
2014
93%
2014
92%
2013
93%
2013
93%
2012
83%
2012
100%
2011
88%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2009
89%
2008
93%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2006
89%
2005
90%
2004
93%
2003
95%
2002
100%
2001
85%
2000
92%
1999
89%
1998
90%
1997
94%
1996
0%
2007-2008
75%
2007
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
33%
1989-1990
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
18%
2001-2002
18%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1999-2000
32%
1997-1998
32%
1997-1998
45%
1997
45%
1997
30%
1995-1996
30%
1995-1996
10%
2017
10%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
5%
2013-2014
7%
2011-2012
0%
2011
19%
2009-2010
36%
2007-2008
17
2007
14%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
22%
2001
7%
2000
8%
1999
19%
1997-1998
17%
1997
12%
1996
50%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
80
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
43%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
80%
1997-1998
48%
2015-2016
48%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
15%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001
40%
1999-2000
40%
1999-2000
9%
1999
25%
1997-1998
25%
1997-1998
44%
1995-1996
44%
1995-1996
25%
2014
25%
2014
37%
2014
37%
2014
10%
2017
32%
2015-2016
35%
2015
43%
2013
20%
2011
38%
2009-2010
48%
2009
63%
2007-2008
60%
2007
36%
2005-2006
22%
2005
40%
2003-2004
40%
2003
28%
2001-2002
29%
2001
53%
2000
45%
1999
18%
1995-1996
15%
1991-1992
14%
2005-2006
43%
2005
35%
1998
0%
2007
6%
2001-2002
63%
2013
0%
2014
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
70%
2017
48%
2016
70%
2016
58%
2015
56%
2014
72%
2014
72%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2012
76%
2012
64%
2011
73%
2011
73%
2010
92%
2010
72%
2009
72%
2009
44%
2008
56%
2007
80%
2006
80%
2005
76%
2004
76%
2003
92%
2002
76%
2001
60%
2000
68%
1999
56%
1998
80%
1997
85%
1996
72%
1995
71%
1995
67%
1994
67%
1993
76%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
74%
2015-2016
74%
2015-2016
71%
2015
69%
2015
70%
2014
80%
2014
67%
2014
73%
2014
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
62%
2007-2008
81%
2007
16%
2006
93%
2015-2016
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
90%
2009
76%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
93%
2003-2004
91%
2003
84%
2001-2002
78%
1999-2000
93%
2004
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
86%
2009-2010
68%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
92%
2003
83%
2001-2002
64%
2000
50%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
56
2007-2008
56
2007-2008
47
2007
47
2007
50
2006
50
2006
17
2005
17
2005
34%
2018
34%
2016
42%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
77%
2009
77%
2009
50%
2008
50%
2008
70%
2007
70%
2007
71%
2006
71%
2006
73%
2005
73%
2005
76%
2004
76%
2004
65%
2003
65%
2003
87%
2002
87%
2002
100%
2009-2010
3%
2007
3%
2007
37%
2015-2016
53%
2014
46%
2014
49%
2011-2012
71%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
70%
2013
70%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013