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Jim Clyburn'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
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
10%
2003
14%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
17%
2015
0%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2004
65%
2003
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1997
100%
1996
0%
2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
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2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
14%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2010
100%
2008
100%
2006
91%
2001
100%
1999
90%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
98%
1993-1996
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
58%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
41%
2011
33%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
33%
2000
36%
1999
41%
1995-1996
100%
2020
100%
2020
81%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
43%
2015
72%
2014
72%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
77%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
67%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
100%
1998
100%
1997
80%
1996
80%
1995
78%
1994
10%
2017
10%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
88%
2014
88%
2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
15%
2012
15%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
10%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
89%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2005
73%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
0%
2019-2020
37%
2017-2018
37%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
44%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
66%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
89%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
80%
2013
97%
2011-2012
95%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2007
90%
2005-2006
100%
2004
93%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2020
81%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
43%
2015
72%
2014
72%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
77%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
36%
2019
43%
2018
41%
2017
38%
2015-2016
33%
2015
58%
2013-2014
50%
2013
36%
2011-2012
13%
2011
53%
2009-2010
46%
2009
58%
2007-2008
34%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
89%
2004
89%
2003
67%
2001-2002
88%
1999-2000
66%
1999
50%
1997
66%
1995-1996
75%
1995
38%
1993-1994
0%
2006
69%
2013
69%
2013
31%
2013
31%
2013
70%
2013
70%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
62%
2013
62%
2013
18%
2012
18%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
74%
2012
74%
2012
82%
2012
82%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
65%
2012
65%
2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
78%
2011
78%
2011
18%
2011
18%
2011
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2011
80%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2011
29%
2010
29%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
75%
2010
75%
2010
15%
2010
15%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
84%
2010
84%
2010
71%
2010
71%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
91%
2009
91%
2009
16%
2009
16%
2009
0%
2009
91%
2009
91%
2009
9%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2009
20.8%
2008
20.8%
2008
32%
2008
32%
2008
75%
2008
75%
2008
18%
2008
18%
2008
79%
2008
79%
2008
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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
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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
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2007
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2007
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2007
81%
2007
33%
2007
33%
2007
13%
2007
13%
2007
21%
2006
21%
2006
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2006
20%
2006
28%
2006
28%
2006
23.5%
2006
23.5%
2006
77%
2006
77%
2006
79%
2006
79%
2006
72%
2006
72%
2006
76.5%
2006
76.5%
2006
73%
2005
73%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
26%
2005
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2005
27%
2005
27%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
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2004
71%
2004
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2004
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2004
66%
2004
33%
2004
33%
2004
74%
2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2003
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2002
5%
2002
92%
2002
92%
2002
10%
2002
10%
2002
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2001
32%
2001
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2001
12%
2001
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2001
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2001
65%
2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
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2001
86%
2001
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
17%
2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
79%
1999
89%
1999
89%
1999
20%
1999
20%
1999
0%
1999
15%
1998
15%
1998
11%
1998
11%
1998
84%
1998
84%
1998
0%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
84%
1998
84%
1998
76%
1996
76%
1996
37%
1996
37%
1996
18%
1996
18%
1996
22%
1996
22%
1996
61%
1996
61%
1996
79%
1996
79%
1996
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019
5%
2019
2%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
4%
2015-2016
2%
2015-2016
4%
2015
8%
2015
14%
2014
4%
2014
11%
2014
3%
2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
7%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
57%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
41%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
40%
2015-2016
38%
2015
25%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
37%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
36%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
20%
2003
20%
2003
30%
2012-2013
12%
2017-2018
32%
2015-2016
31%
2015
24%
2013-2014
32%
2012
36%
2011-2012
29%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
24%
2003-2004
24%
2001-2002
36%
2019-2020
20%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
14%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
66%
2011-2012
28%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
25%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
63%
2017-2018
63%
2017-2018
63%
2015-2016
63%
2015-2016
49%
2013-2014
49%
2013-2014
76%
2005-2006
76%
2005-2006
69%
2003-2004
69%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
68%
2001-2002
68%
2001-2002
87%
1999-2000
87%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
36%
1997
36%
1997
69%
1995-1996
69%
1995-1996
75%
2003-2004
43%
2019
58%
2018
42%
2018
36%
2017
42%
2017
42%
2016
62%
2016
63%
2015
41%
2015
64%
2014
40%
2014
39%
2013
45%
2013
27%
2012
39%
2012
31%
2011
40%
2010
13%
2010
29%
2009
42%
2008
56%
2008
68%
2007
50%
2006
48%
2005
45%
2004
39%
2003
50%
2002
61%
2001
57%
2000
13%
1999
28%
1998
30%
1997
25%
1996
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
56%
2016
56%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
95%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
8%
2017
8%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
56%
2016
56%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
84%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
88%
2005
50%
2004
67%
2003
32%
2015
10%
2014
13%
2013
22%
2012
43%
2006-2012
43%
2006-2012
100%
2014
85%
2017-2018
85%
2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
84%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
97%
2009-2010
97%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
55%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
90%
1999-2000
90%
1999-2000
90%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
78%
1995-1996
78%
1995-1996