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Rick Santorum'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
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
100%
2016
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2012
0%
2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
27%
1999-2000
60%
1998
43%
1997
40%
1996
40%
1995
38%
1994
40%
2003
86%
2001-2002
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
75%
2000
40%
2003
40%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
86%
2000
80%
1999
100%
1998
100%
1997
80%
1995-1996
100%
1995
50%
2005
99%
2003
99%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003-2004
9%
2003
9%
2003
4%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
25%
1997-1998
25%
1997-1998
12%
1997
12%
1997
14%
1995-1996
14%
1995-1996
0%
2004
0%
2012
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
100%
2012
100%
2012
9%
2003
9%
2003
4%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
25%
1997-1998
25%
1997-1998
12%
1997
12%
1997
14%
1995-1996
14%
1995-1996
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2005
14%
2004
67%
2003
60%
1997-1998
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
20%
2001
29%
1999-2000
29%
1999-2000
17%
1999
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
22%
1995-1996
22%
1995-1996
94%
1995-1996
94%
1995-1996
96%
2004
90%
2003
95%
2002
100%
2001
100%
2000
88%
1999
84%
1998
84%
1997
95%
1996
80%
1995
83%
1995
81%
1994
70%
1993
67%
2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
76%
2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
0
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
87%
2003
87%
2003
64%
2002
64%
2002
70%
2005
70%
2005
65%
2005
65%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
54%
2001
54%
2001
84%
2000
84%
2000
54%
1999
54%
1999
84%
1999
84%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
74%
1996
74%
1996
90%
2004
74%
2002
90%
2001
73%
2000
70%
1999
65%
1998
63%
1997
68%
1995-1996
68%
1995-1996
78%
2016
0%
2012
64%
1997
86%
1996
13%
2005
0%
2001-2004
13%
2000
13%
1999-2000
14%
1999
10%
1997-1998
17%
1997
9%
1996
8%
1995
10%
1999
10%
1999
12%
1998
12%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
0%
1996
74%
1996
74%
1996
22%
2000
61%
1999
54%
1998
73%
1997
70%
1996
44%
1995
0%
2005
14%
2004
67%
2003
100%
2002
54%
1999
54%
1999
94%
1995-1996
94%
1995-1996
71%
2001
67%
2006
95%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
90%
2001
100%
2000
90%
1999
90%
1998
63%
2005
63%
2005
86%
2003-2004
86%
2003-2004
82%
2003
82%
2003
90%
2002
90%
2002
86%
2001
86%
2001
86%
2000
86%
2000
72%
1998
72%
1998
54%
1996
54%
1996
97%
2001-2002
94%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
97%
1995-1996
83%
2004
81%
2003
77%
2002
82%
2001
74%
1999
69%
1998
83%
1997
86%
1995
90%
2005
63%
2005
87%
2004
80
2003
80
2003
80
2003
95
2002
95
2002
95
2002
90%
2001
83%
2000
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
93%
2001-2002
-9
2001-2002
0%
2005-2006
0%
1990-1999
64%
1997
86%
1996
0%
2001-2004
13%
2000
13%
1999-2000
14%
1999
10%
1997-1998
17%
1997
9%
1996
8%
1995
0%
2005
39%
2004
39%
2004
60%
2004
60%
2004
0%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
0%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
36%
2001
36%
2001
15%
2000
15%
2000
84%
2000
84%
2000
84%
1999
84%
1999
10%
1999
10%
1999
12%
1998
12%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
74%
1996
74%
1996
0%
1996
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
20%
2002
20%
2002
29%
2001
29%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
38%
1999
38%
1999
8%
1998
8%
1998
8%
1997
8%
1997
9%
1996
9%
1996
8%
1995
8%
1995
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
0%
2000
0%
1999
67%
1998
0%
1997
14%
1996
13%
2005
54%
2001
54%
2001
0%
2005
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003
C
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2000
100%
1993-1994
0%
1999-2000
40%
1997-1998
40%
1997-1998
33%
1995-1996
33%
1995-1996
83%
2005-2006
100%
2003
50%
2004
20%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2004
50%
2002
0%
2001
0%
1999
0%
1996-2003
0%
1995-1998
5%
1993-1996
100%
1995-2004
100%
1995-2004
33%
1995-1996
33%
1995-1996
50%
2001