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Bob Goodlatte'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%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
95%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
70%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
25%
2014
100%
2011
66%
2009-2010
46%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2000
100%
1999
90%
1995-1996
86%
1993-1994
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
23%
2007-2008
93%
2001-2002
93%
2001-2002
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
33%
1998
71%
1997
40%
1996
20%
1995
22%
1994
22%
1993
25%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
25%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
33%
2000
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
14%
2011-2012
14%
2011-2012
0%
2017
7%
2015-2016
0%
2015
17%
2013-2014
12%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
0%
2009
33%
2007-2008
17%
2007
14%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
25%
2001-2002
38%
1999-2000
33%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995
21%
1993-1994
100%
2006
26%
2013
26%
2013
74%
2013
74%
2013
17%
2013
17%
2013
5%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
83%
2013
83%
2013
84%
2013
84%
2013
49%
2012
49%
2012
78%
2012
78%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
23%
2012
23%
2012
9%
2012
5%
2012
51%
2012
51%
2012
82%
2011
82%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
38%
2011
38%
2011
22%
2011
22%
2011
78%
2011
78%
2011
18%
2011
18%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
0%
2011
87%
2010
87%
2010
12%
2010
12%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
0%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
12%
2010
12%
2010
13%
2010
13%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
12%
2009
12%
2009
88%
2009
88%
2009
25%
2009
25%
2009
7%
2009
74%
2009
74%
2009
85%
2009
85%
2009
15%
2009
15%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2009
89%
2008
89%
2008
26%
2008
26%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
16%
2008
16%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
8%
2008
9%
2008
73%
2008
73%
2008
74%
2007
74%
2007
14.7%
2007
14.7%
2007
0%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
25%
2007
25%
2007
85.3%
2007
85.3%
2007
0%
2007
91%
2007
91%
2007
0%
2006
94%
2006
94%
2006
6%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
86%
2006
86%
2006
6%
2006
98%
2006
98%
2006
6%
2006
24%
2005
24%
2005
19%
2005
19%
2005
81%
2005
81%
2005
79%
2005
79%
2005
17%
2005
17%
2005
86%
2005
86%
2005
12%
2005
12%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
0%
2004
78%
2004
78%
2004
85%
2004
85%
2004
13%
2004
13%
2004
17%
2004
17%
2004
71%
2003
71%
2003
79%
2003
79%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
24%
2003
24%
2003
76%
2003
76%
2003
20%
2003
20%
2003
23%
2003
23%
2003
24%
2003
24%
2003
85%
2002
85%
2002
0%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
15%
2002
15%
2002
85%
2002
85%
2002
73%
2002
73%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
4%
2001
81%
2001
81%
2001
94%
2001
94%
2001
87%
2001
87%
2001
79%
2000
79%
2000
57%
2000
57%
2000
94%
2000
94%
2000
0%
2000
39%
2000
39%
2000
0%
2000
4%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
91%
1999
91%
1999
3%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
92%
1999
92%
1999
19%
1998
19%
1998
81%
1998
81%
1998
75%
1998
75%
1998
74%
1998
74%
1998
23%
1998
23%
1998
14%
1998
14%
1998
56%
1996
56%
1996
33%
1996
33%
1996
64%
1996
64%
1996
41%
1996
41%
1996
0%
1996
90%
1996
90%
1996
33%
2003
50%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
94%
2015
84%
2015
80%
2014
67%
2014
86%
2014
82%
2014
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
81%
2007
0%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
0
2007
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015
50%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
75%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
93%
2009
100%
2009-2010
97%
2003
97%
2003
85%
2012-2013
87%
2015-2016
86%
2015
100%
2013-2014
97%
2012
96%
2011-2012
78%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
88%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
4%
2015-2016
4%
2015-2016
2%
2013-2014
2%
2013-2014
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
11%
1997-1998
11%
1997-1998
27%
1997
27%
1997
19%
1995-1996
19%
1995-1996
35%
2003-2004
91%
2018
93%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2016
93%
2016
75%
2015
91%
2015
91%
2014
85%
2014
85%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2012
92%
2012
100%
2011
92%
2010
88%
2010
73%
2009
83%
2008
93%
2008
75%
2007
100%
2006
93%
2005
100%
2004
97%
2003
95%
2002
91%
2001
85%
2000
88%
1999
100%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
11%
2017
11%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
75%
1997-1998
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
40
2008
30
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
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
9%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
000%
1995-1996
000%
1995-1996
17%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
0%
2017
9%
2015-2016
12%
2015
21%
2013
5%
2011
15%
2009-2010
20%
2009
30%
2007-2008
32%
2007
22%
2005-2006
22%
2005
27%
2003-2004
20%
2003
22%
2001-2002
21%
2001
27%
2000
27%
1999
18%
1995-1996
5%
2005-2006
29%
2005
10%
1998