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Fred Upton's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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.

80%
2017-2018
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%
2017
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
32%
1997
25%
1996
85%
2019
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
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
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
82%
1999
68%
1995-1996
86%
1993-1994
60%
2020
41%
2018
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
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
10%
2017
10%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
11%
2014
11%
2014
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
15%
2012
15%
2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
58%
2007-2008
58%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
22%
2005-2006
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
0%
2005
18%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
29%
2019-2020
29%
2019-2020
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
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
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
78%
2003
78%
2003
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
71%
2001-2002
31%
2020
41%
2018
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
89%
2020
82%
2019
64%
2018
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
38%
2013
38%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
59%
2013
59%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2013
70%
2013
70%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
58%
2012
58%
2012
48%
2012
48%
2012
41%
2012
41%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
51%
2012
51%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
56%
2011
56%
2011
53%
2011
53%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
43%
2011
43%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
45%
2011
45%
2011
55%
2011
55%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
79%
2010
79%
2010
12%
2010
12%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
76%
2010
76%
2010
71%
2010
71%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
24%
2010
24%
2010
60%
2009
60%
2009
62%
2009
62%
2009
61%
2009
61%
2009
38%
2009
38%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
61%
2009
61%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
31%
2008
31%
2008
60%
2008
60%
2008
59%
2008
59%
2008
44%
2008
44%
2008
41%
2008
41%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
62%
2008
62%
2008
40%
2008
40%
2008
40%
2007
40%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
58.7%
2007
58.7%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
41.3%
2007
41.3%
2007
42%
2007
42%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
46.7%
2006
46.7%
2006
52%
2006
52%
2006
41%
2006
41%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
48%
2006
48%
2006
49%
2006
49%
2006
58%
2006
58%
2006
53.3%
2006
53.3%
2006
64%
2005
64%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
57%
2005
57%
2005
36%
2005
36%
2005
48%
2005
48%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
58%
2005
58%
2005
49%
2004
49%
2004
51%
2004
51%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
45%
2004
45%
2004
25%
2004
25%
2004
73%
2004
73%
2004
44%
2003
44%
2003
58%
2003
58%
2003
57%
2003
57%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
41%
2003
41%
2003
49%
2003
49%
2003
40%
2003
40%
2003
56%
2003
56%
2003
35%
2002
35%
2002
39%
2002
39%
2002
36%
2002
36%
2002
57%
2002
57%
2002
60%
2002
60%
2002
61%
2002
61%
2002
39%
2002
39%
2002
61%
2002
61%
2002
47%
2001
47%
2001
45%
2001
45%
2001
43%
2001
43%
2001
49%
2001
49%
2001
56%
2001
56%
2001
55%
2001
55%
2001
45%
2000
45%
2000
53%
2000
53%
2000
53%
2000
53%
2000
41%
2000
41%
2000
46%
2000
46%
2000
58%
2000
58%
2000
84%
1999
84%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
0%
1999
42%
1999
42%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
56%
1999
56%
1999
51%
1998
51%
1998
53%
1998
53%
1998
46%
1998
46%
1998
47%
1998
47%
1998
47%
1998
47%
1998
52%
1998
52%
1998
72%
1996
72%
1996
33%
1996
33%
1996
27%
1996
27%
1996
58%
1996
58%
1996
64%
1996
64%
1996
42%
1996
42%
1996
33%
2003
75%
2017-2018
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019
76%
2019
91%
2017-2018
91%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
74%
2015-2016
74%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
71%
2015
69%
2015
73%
2014
70%
2014
80%
2014
67%
2014
78%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
62%
2007-2008
81%
2007
16%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
72%
2003-2004
66
2007
83%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
95%
2015-2016
95%
2015
85%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
97%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
41%
2009
100%
2009-2010
85%
2003
85%
2003
92%
2012-2013
96%
2017-2018
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
90%
2019-2020
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
70%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
75%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003
100%
2019-2020
40%
2010
40%
2010
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
12%
2005-2006
12%
2005-2006
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
94%
2019
100%
2018
94%
2018
92%
2017
93%
2017
93%
2016
100%
2016
100%
2015
93%
2015
93%
2014
93%
2014
92%
2013
93%
2013
83%
2012
93%
2012
100%
2011
88%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2009
93%
2008
89%
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%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
10%
2017
10%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
50%
1997-1998
0%
2017-2018
38%
2015-2016
100%
2004
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
80
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
43%
2004
33%
2003
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
15%
2017-2018
15%
2017-2018
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