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Sherrod Brown'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.

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
11%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
12%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
9%
2003
8%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
20%
2015
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2017
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2015
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1996
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2015-2016
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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
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
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1996
100%
2020
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2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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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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2010
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2008
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2006
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2001
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1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
94%
1993-1996
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
65%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
83%
2014
50%
2011
50%
2009-2010
58%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
0%
2000
9%
1999
28%
1995-1996
88%
2020
100%
2017
100%
2017
91%
2015-2016
91%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
86%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
83%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
90%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
91
2007-2008
91
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
56%
1998
43%
1997
73%
1996
90%
1995
89%
1994
40%
2017
40%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
71%
2014
71%
2014
71%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
27%
2012
27%
2012
75%
2011
75%
2011
81%
2007-2008
81%
2007-2008
77%
2005-2006
77%
2005-2006
30%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
30%
2019-2020
30%
2019-2020
75%
2017-2018
75%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
43%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2019
92%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
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2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
91%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2020
100%
2017
100%
2017
91%
2015-2016
91%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
86%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
83%
2013
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
50%
2019
88%
2018
85%
2017
71%
2015-2016
57%
2015
50%
2013-2014
40%
2013
42%
2011-2012
60%
2011
78%
2009-2010
83%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
66%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
67%
1993-1994
0%
2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
17%
2013
17%
2013
83%
2013
83%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
0%
2013
19%
2013
19%
2013
0%
2013
71%
2013
71%
2013
13%
2012
13%
2012
88%
2012
88%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
85%
2012
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2012
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2012
10%
2012
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2012
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2012
48%
2011
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2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
15%
2011
15%
2011
19%
2011
19%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
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2011
81%
2011
81%
2011
92%
2011
92%
2011
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2010
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
61%
2008
61%
2008
6%
2008
9%
2008
80%
2008
80%
2008
36%
2008
36%
2008
71%
2007
71%
2007
76.3%
2007
76.3%
2007
28%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
23.7%
2007
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2007
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2006
28.5%
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2006
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2006
71.5%
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1996
11%
1996
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1996
85%
1996
14%
1996
14%
1996
12%
1996
12%
1996
84%
1996
84%
1996
86%
1996
86%
1996
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
5%
2019-2020
0%
2019
4%
2019
0%
2017-2018
3%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
2%
2015-2016
0%
2015
2%
2015
2%
2014
2%
2014
0%
2014
0%
2014
2%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
73%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2007-2008
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
49%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
33%
2015-2016
33%
2015
0%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
32%
2013-2014
23%
2013-2014
30%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
0%
2017-2018
0%
2006
0%
2006
9%
2009
8%
2003
8%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
18%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
33%
2015
63%
2013-2014
33%
2012
36%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
31%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
5%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
50%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
28%
2011
22%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
84%
1997-1998
84%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
88%
1995-1996
88%
1995-1996
90%
2003-2004
35%
2019
34%
2018
50%
2018
33%
2017
29%
2017
50%
2016
33%
2016
32%
2015
46%
2015
32%
2014
13%
2014
50%
2013
33%
2013
32%
2012
38%
2012
45%
2011
31%
2010
9%
2010
43%
2009
63%
2008
31%
2008
36%
2007
40%
2006
33%
2005
24%
2004
25%
2003
25%
2002
22%
2001
25%
2000
0%
1999
17%
1998
22%
1997
13%
1996
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
62%
2016
62%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
94%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
22%
2017
22%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
62%
2016
62%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
74%
2011
67%
2010
100%
2009
80
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
80%
2015
57%
2014
67%
2013
63%
2012
17%
2006-2012
17%
2006-2012
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
75%
2007
89%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
95%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
94%
2005-2006
96%
2005
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
93%
2000
91%
1999