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Bob Menendez's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (NJ) - Sr, Democratic

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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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2018
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2017-2018
18%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
16%
2001-2002
21%
1999-2000
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2019-2020
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019-2020
100%
2015
0%
2017-2018
77%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
83%
2014
80%
2011
50%
2009-2010
64%
2007-2008
17%
2005-2006
33%
2000
31%
1995-1996
21%
1993-1994
0%
1994
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
80%
2013
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
90%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
83
2007-2008
83
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
60%
2003-2004
60%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
88%
1998
86%
1997
64%
1996
90%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
100%
2019-2020
30%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
86%
2001-2002
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2005
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2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
88%
2017-2018
88%
2017-2018
71%
2015-2016
71%
2015-2016
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2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
80%
2011-2012
78%
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86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
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2000
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003
78%
2003
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2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2003
86%
2001-2002
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2001-2002
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
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100%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
80%
2013
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
80%
2011
100%
2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
83%
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78%
2004
78%
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86%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
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50%
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1995-1996
75%
1995
67%
1993-1994
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2019-2020
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64%
2012
64%
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29%
2011
29%
2011
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2017-2018
100%
2019-2020
40%
2013-2014
50%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
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2015-2016
22%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
10%
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2003
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2001-2002
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2000
8%
1999
27%
1998
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1997
21%
1995-1996
25%
1995
0%
2017-2018
20%
2011
9%
2009
16%
2003
16%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
50%
2015-2016
33%
2015
63%
2013-2014
41%
2012
50%
2011-2012
15%
2009-2010
23%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
25%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
57%
2011
22%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
20%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
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2019-2020
100%
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100%
2010
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003-2004
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2003
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
73%
1995-1996
73%
1995-1996
35%
2003-2004
39%
2018
17%
2017
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1999
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1998
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1997
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1996
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2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
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2003
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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2003-2004
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2003
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2003
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
73%
1995-1996
73%
1995-1996
43%
2017
43%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
76%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
100%
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100%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
93%
2007-2008
86
2007
67%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
66%
2001
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2000
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1999
81%
1997-1998
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1997
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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2007
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1997-1998
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2015-2016
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100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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1995-1996
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2002
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1998
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1993
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
2%
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2015
2%
2014
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2014
2%
2014
0%
2014
9%
2011-2012
2%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
8%
2007
20%
2006
0%
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18%
2015-2016
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
7%
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16%
2001-2002
21%
1999-2000
37%
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2011-2012
0%
2011
6%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
15%
2003-2004
15%
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2001-2002
25%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
6%
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6%
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2013-2014
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2008
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5%
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4%
2003
21%
2002
21%
2002
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2009-2010
3%
2007
3%
2007
0%
2017-2018
9%
2015-2016
2%
2014
7%
2011-2012
14%
2001-2010
14%
2001-2010
0%
2013
18%
2013
18%
2013
0%
2012
17%
2012
17%
2012
29%
2011
29%
2011
26%
2011
26%
2011
68%
2011
68%
2011
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2010
19%
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2009
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6%
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17.8%
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17.8%
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8%
2007
7.2%
2007
7.2%
2007
17.3%
2006
17.3%
2006
15%
2006
15%
2006
30%
2004
30%
2004
32%
2003
32%
2003
28%
2003
28%
2003
38%
2002
38%
2002
27%
2002
27%
2002
47%
2001
47%
2001
38%
2000
38%
2000
19%
1999
19%
1999
34%
1999
34%
1999
37%
1998
37%
1998
22%
1996
22%
1996
13%
2011-2012
76%
2009-2010
14
2009-2010
14%
2012
20%
2019
15%
2017-2018
15%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
13%
2015-2016
20%
2015
0%
2014
19%
2014
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
0%
2013
18%
2011-2012
18%
2011-2012
33%
2011
38%
2011
0%
2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
5%
2009
0%
2009
10%
2009
15%
2007-2008
15%
2007-2008
0%
2007
29%
2006
13%
2005
0%
2004
25%
2004
25%
2003
32%
2002
25%
2001
22%
2000
20%
1999
21%
1998
25%
1997
25%
1995-1996
25%
1995-1996
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
63%
2011-2012
13%
2011-2012
66%
2009-2010
76%
2009-2010
14
2009-2010
78%
2009