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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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2001-2002
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2001
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1995-2003
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1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
15%
2015-2016
25%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
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2001
66%
2014
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2011
33%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
40%
2000
27%
1999
30%
1995-1996
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1993-1994
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2015-2016
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2015
92%
2014
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
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2013
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2013
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2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
7%
2001-2002
7%
2001-2002
60%
1991-1992
22%
2012
75%
2009-2010
75%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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1995
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1994
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1993
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Fence Sitter
2002
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2003
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2001-2002
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91%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
67%
2011-2012
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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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2005-2006
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2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
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2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
86%
2005-2006
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2003
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
93%
2018
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2016
100%
2015
75%
2013
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2011
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2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
95%
2005-2006
100%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
92%
2014
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
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2013
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2015-2016
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2015
83%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011
73%
2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
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2005-2006
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2004
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2003
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1997
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1995-1996
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1995
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1993-1994
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2011
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2011
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2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2003
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2012-2013
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2013-2014
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2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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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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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
14%
2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
66%
2011
69%
2007-2008
35%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
100%
2010
100%
2010
68%
2015-2016
68%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
53%
1997-1998
53%
1997-1998
36%
1997
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1997
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1995-1996
73%
1995-1996
92%
2003-2004
50%
2018
33%
2017
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2017
32%
2016
50%
2016
32%
2015
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2015
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2010
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2009
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2008
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2008
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2006
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2003
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2002
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1998
30%
1997
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1996
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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2012
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2011
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2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
50%
2007
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2005-2006
60%
2005-2006
50%
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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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1989-1990
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2015-2016
68%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
53%
1997-1998
53%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
73%
1995-1996
73%
1995-1996
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
100%
2015
77%
2013-2014
69%
2011-2012
100%
2011
81%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
89%
2005-2006
87%
2003-2004
87%
2001-2002
88%
2001
86%
2000
85%
1999
88%
1997-1998
100%
1997
88%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
100%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
88%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
93%
2015
88%
2013
56%
2012
25%
2006-2012
25%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
85%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
91%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
44%
2014
44%
2014
94%
2015-2016
88%
2015
93%
2013
85%
2011
90%
2009-2010
84%
2009
90%
2007-2008
96%
2007
83%
2005-2006
96%
2005
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
89%
2001-2002
86%
2001
87%
2000
82%
1999
82%
1995-1996
100%
1991-1992
100%
1991-1992