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Sherrod Brown's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (OH) - 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
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2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
11%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
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2001-2002
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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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%
2015
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
28%
1995-1996
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
30%
2018
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
43%
2015-2016
43%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2015
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
91%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
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
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
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1999-2000
66%
1999
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1995-1996
75%
1995
67%
1993-1994
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2013-2014
50%
2007-2008
8%
2003-2004
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2015-2016
11%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
10%
2003-2004
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2003
15%
2001-2002
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2000
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1999
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1998
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1997
29%
1995-1996
33%
1995
0%
2017-2018
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2011
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2006
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2006
9%
2009
8%
2003
8%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
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
0%
2013-2014
100%
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%
2011
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
100%
2010
100%
2010
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
34%
2018
29%
2017
33%
2017
33%
2016
50%
2016
46%
2015
32%
2015
13%
2014
32%
2014
33%
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50%
2013
32%
2012
38%
2012
45%
2011
31%
2010
9%
2010
43%
2009
31%
2008
63%
2008
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2007
40%
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33%
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1998
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1997
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1996
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2016
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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2003-2004
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2003-2004
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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
22%
2017
22%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
76%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
93%
2007-2008
86
2007
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2005-2006
84%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
88%
2001
83%
2000
82%
1999
75%
1997-1998
67%
1997
88%
1996
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1997-1998
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
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2011
67%
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2008
100
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2003
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67%
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63%
2012
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2006-2012
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2006-2012
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1997-1998
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001
100%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
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1999
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1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
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1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
89%
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2014
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2014
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95%
2015-2016
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2009-2010
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2005-2006
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2000
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1995-1996
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1995-1996
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1995-1996
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1997
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1996
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1995
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1995
14%
1994
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1993
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3%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
0%
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2%
2015
2%
2014
0%
2014
2%
2014
0%
2014
6%
2011-2012
2%
2011-2012
73%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
11%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
12%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
9%
2003
8%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
30%
2004
5%
2011-2012
8%
2011
3%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
31%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
23%
2003
17%
2001-2002
25%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
8%
2018
11%
2016
4%
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2013-2014
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2008
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2006
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2005
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2003
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2002
20%
2002
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2009-2010
3%
2007
3%
2007
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
5%
2014
3%
2011-2012
0%
2001-2010
0%
2001-2010
17%
2013
17%
2013
19%
2013
19%
2013
0%
2012
13%
2012
13%
2012
92%
2011
92%
2011
0%
2011
15%
2011
15%
2011
17%
2010
17%
2010
0%
2010
12%
2009
12%
2009
0%
2009
24.2%
2008
24.2%
2008
6%
2008
23.7%
2007
23.7%
2007
22%
2007
22%
2007
28%
2006
28%
2006
28.5%
2006
28.5%
2006
16%
2005
16%
2005
16%
2005
16%
2005
9%
2005
18%
2004
18%
2004
0%
2003
11%
2003
11%
2003
10%
2002
10%
2002
15%
2002
15%
2002
8%
2001
6%
2000
22%
1999
22%
1999
0%
1999
23%
1998
23%
1998
14%
1996
14%
1996
6%
2011-2012
14
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
10%
2012
20%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
13%
2015-2016
20%
2015
0%
2014
24%
2014
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
0%
2013
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
20%
2011
25%
2011
0%
2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
5%
2009
10%
2009
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
20%
2007
36%
2006
14%
2005
50%
2004
11%
2004
43%
2003
40%
2002
5%
2001
27%
2000
23%
1999
35%
1998
28%
1997
38%
1995-1996
38%
1995-1996
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
86%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
91%
2011
88%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
69%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
14
2009-2010
78%
2009
63%
2007-2008
22%
2019