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Marilyn Musgrave's Ratings and Endorsements

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%
2003-2004
100%
2003
92%
1998
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
18%
2008
18%
2008
27%
2008
27%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
77.5%
2008
77.5%
2008
71%
2008
71%
2008
23%
2008
23%
2008
21%
2008
21%
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
96%
2007
96%
2007
84%
2007
84%
2007
89%
2007
89%
2007
11%
2007
11%
2007
15%
2007
15%
2007
3%
2007
0%
2007
6%
2006
89%
2006
89%
2006
86.7%
2006
86.7%
2006
13.3%
2006
13.3%
2006
11%
2006
11%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
17%
2006
17%
2006
94%
2005
94%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
82%
2005
82%
2005
17%
2005
17%
2005
0%
2005
91%
2005
91%
2005
9%
2005
3%
2005
93%
2004
93%
2004
12%
2004
12%
2004
0%
2004
4%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
88%
2004
88%
2004
81%
2003
81%
2003
19%
2003
19%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2003
0%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
41%
2003
41%
2003
5%
2003
57%
2003
57%
2003
0%
2003
67%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
33
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
100%
2005-2006
93%
2003
93%
2003
57%
2003-2004
91%
2003-2004
100%
2007
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2004
0
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
6%
2003-2004
100%
2007
20%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
98%
2004
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
17
2006
17
2006
-4
2005
-4
2005
100%
2006
100%
2006
87%
2005
87%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
18%
2007
18%
2007
14%
2007-2008
71%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
7%
2006
7%
2006
8%
2005
8%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
17%
2007
100%
2007
79%
2006
0%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003-2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
100%
2003-2004
10%
2003-2004
10%
2003-2004
13%
2003
33
2007
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
42%
2007
0%
2004
17
2006
17
2006
-4
2005
-4
2005
0%
2008
0%
2007
100%
2003
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2007
79%
2006
18%
2007
18%
2007
94%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
75%
2006
70%
2005
77%
2004
81%
2003
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
69%
2007
95%
2005
47%
2005
71%
2005
73%
2004
95
2003
95
2003
95
2003
60%
2003-2004
60%
2003-2004
94%
2007
85%
2006
70%
2005-2006
70%
2005-2006
66%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
11%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
-18
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
0%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2004
0%
2005
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
100%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2003
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
25%
2003
0%
2007
25%
2004
50
2007
0%
2003
0%
2006