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Jim Inhofe'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.

100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
0%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
20%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2002
33%
2014
70%
2011
50%
2009-2010
64%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
83%
2000
100%
1999
89%
1995-1996
75%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
11%
2011-2012
11%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
10%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
25%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
10%
1998
43%
1997
27%
1996
11%
1995
25%
1994
10%
2017
10%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
25%
2014
25%
2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
10%
2012
10%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2011
16%
2007-2008
16%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2018
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
20%
2011-2012
20%
2011-2012
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
50%
2000
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2003
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
75%
2020
0%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
11%
2011-2012
11%
2011-2012
0%
2020
0%
2019
25%
2018
14%
2017
14%
2015-2016
14%
2015
25%
2013-2014
0%
2013
14%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
17%
2007-2008
0%
2007
20%
2005-2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
40%
1999-2000
50%
1999
50%
1995-1996
50%
1995
33%
1993-1994
0%
2003
0%
2003
33%
2002
93%
2013
93%
2013
7%
2013
0%
2013
95%
2013
95%
2013
13%
2013
13%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
0%
2013
15%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
15%
2012
20%
2012
20%
2012
8%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
79%
2012
79%
2012
82%
2012
82%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
14%
2011
14%
2011
0%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
85%
2011
85%
2011
13%
2011
13%
2011
12%
2011
12%
2011
89%
2011
89%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
74%
2010
74%
2010
17%
2010
17%
2010
0%
2010
96%
2009
96%
2009
4%
2009
0%
2009
94%
2009
94%
2009
0%
2009
0%
2009
97%
2009
97%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
0%
2008
9%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
90.7%
2008
90.7%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
9%
2008
0%
2008
90%
2008
90%
2008
93%
2007
93%
2007
13.3%
2007
13.3%
2007
91%
2007
91%
2007
6%
2007
28%
2007
28%
2007
86.7%
2007
86.7%
2007
70%
2007
70%
2007
0%
2007
89.3%
2006
89.3%
2006
0%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
0%
2006
82%
2006
82%
2006
10.7%
2006
10.7%
2006
80%
2006
80%
2006
23%
2005
23%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
64%
2005
64%
2005
90%
2005
90%
2005
6%
2005
17%
2005
17%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
0%
2005
17%
2004
17%
2004
82%
2004
82%
2004
84%
2004
84%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
67%
2004
67%
2004
22%
2003
22%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
75%
2003
75%
2003
25%
2003
25%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
27%
2003
27%
2003
0%
2003
68%
2003
68%
2003
0%
2002
18%
2002
18%
2002
0%
2002
62%
2002
62%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
17%
2002
17%
2002
83%
2002
83%
2002
80%
2002
80%
2002
77%
2001
77%
2001
17%
2001
17%
2001
54%
2001
54%
2001
79%
2001
79%
2001
0%
2001
36%
2001
36%
2001
86%
2000
86%
2000
95%
2000
95%
2000
80%
2000
80%
2000
19%
2000
19%
2000
0%
2000
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1999
26%
1999
26%
1999
94%
1999
94%
1999
71%
1999
71%
1999
97%
1999
97%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
0%
1998
0%
1998
0%
1998
74%
1996
74%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1996
94%
1996
94%
1996
72%
1996
72%
1996
95%
2019-2020
95%
2019-2020
67%
2019
95%
2019
96%
2017-2018
96%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
96%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
96%
2014
100%
2014
96%
2014
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
88%
2007-2008
100%
2007
71%
2006
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
75%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100
2007
73%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
83%
2015
71%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
79%
2013-2014
63%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
77%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
87%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2003
33%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
100%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
86%
2015
88%
2013-2014
85%
2012
86%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
95%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
88%
2019-2020
99%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
83%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
75%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
85%
2011
88%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
25%
2010
25%
2010
11%
2017-2018
11%
2017-2018
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
6%
2013-2014
6%
2013-2014
8%
2005-2006
8%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
4%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
17%
1997-1998
17%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
10%
1995-1996
10%
1995-1996
86%
2020
69%
2019
87%
2019
80%
2018
88%
2018
88%
2017
86%
2017
100%
2016
88%
2016
88%
2015
77%
2015
88%
2014
100%
2014
87%
2013
86%
2013
88%
2012
88%
2012
91%
2011
100%
2010
87%
2010
71%
2009
88%
2008
63%
2008
80%
2007
91%
2006
83%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
93%
2001
85%
2000
94%
1999
76%
1998
50%
1997
100%
1996
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
9%
2017
9%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2001
0%
2001
22%
2011
0%
2010
27%
2009
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
83%
2006-2012
83%
2006-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
9%
2017-2018
6%
2017
10%
2015-2016
10%
2015
11%
2013
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
19%
2009
3%
2007-2008
0%
2007
7%
2005-2006
5%
2005
9%
2003-2004
7%
2003
12%
2001-2002
5%
2001
13%
2000
13%
1999
22%
1995-1996