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Pete Sessions' Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TX) - District 17

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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
96%
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
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%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
94%
2011
66%
2009-2010
38%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
100%
2000
82%
1999
0%
2017
19%
2015-2016
19%
2015-2016
20%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
15%
2013
21%
2011-2012
21%
2011-2012
7%
2007-2008
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
11%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
25
2007-2008
25
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
56%
1998
86%
1997
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
16%
2017-2018
16%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
50%
2000
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2017
19%
2015-2016
19%
2015-2016
20%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
15%
2013
21%
2011-2012
21%
2011-2012
21%
2018
17%
2017
7%
2015-2016
11%
2015
17%
2013-2014
12%
2013
18%
2011-2012
13%
2011
13%
2009-2010
0%
2009
8%
2007-2008
17%
2007
14%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
38%
1999-2000
50%
1999
50%
1997
100%
2006
27%
2013
27%
2013
72%
2013
72%
2013
5%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
41%
2013
41%
2013
58%
2013
58%
2013
74%
2013
74%
2013
12%
2012
12%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
9%
2012
18%
2012
18%
2012
80%
2012
80%
2012
5%
2012
94%
2012
94%
2012
88%
2012
88%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
8%
2011
0%
2011
92%
2011
92%
2011
0%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
9%
2011
85%
2010
85%
2010
91%
2010
91%
2010
8%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2010
7%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
96%
2009
96%
2009
8%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
7%
2009
92%
2009
92%
2009
0%
2009
0%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2009
16%
2008
16%
2008
3%
2008
89.2%
2008
89.2%
2008
9%
2008
11%
2008
11%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
83%
2008
83%
2008
95%
2008
95%
2008
84.7%
2007
84.7%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
87%
2007
87%
2007
81%
2007
81%
2007
19%
2007
19%
2007
15.3%
2007
15.3%
2007
0%
2007
13%
2007
13%
2007
94%
2006
94%
2006
96%
2006
96%
2006
83%
2006
83%
2006
17%
2006
17%
2006
0%
2006
4%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
8%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2005
4%
2005
97%
2005
97%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
0%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
96%
2005
96%
2005
85%
2004
85%
2004
85%
2004
85%
2004
9%
2004
23%
2004
23%
2004
76%
2004
76%
2004
13%
2004
13%
2004
9%
2003
84%
2003
84%
2003
5%
2003
91%
2003
91%
2003
9%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2002
85%
2002
85%
2002
92%
2002
92%
2002
8%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
91%
2002
91%
2002
82%
2001
82%
2001
16%
2001
16%
2001
35%
2001
35%
2001
94%
2001
94%
2001
63%
2001
63%
2001
0%
2001
6%
2000
78%
2000
78%
2000
62%
2000
62%
2000
85%
2000
85%
2000
33%
2000
33%
2000
21%
2000
21%
2000
73%
1999
73%
1999
96%
1999
96%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
3%
1999
0%
1999
92%
1999
92%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
93%
1998
93%
1998
97%
1998
97%
1998
0%
1998
0%
2003
50%
2017-2018
83%
2021-2022
83%
2021-2022
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
85%
2015
94%
2015
87%
2014
80%
2014
67%
2014
84%
2014
92%
2011-2012
92%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
77%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
100%
2007
93%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
33
2007
50%
2021-2022
100%
2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
84%
2015
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
62%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
93%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2003
100%
2003
86%
2012-2013
98%
2015-2016
98%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2012
100%
2011-2012
72%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
75%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
96%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
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
5%
1997-1998
5%
1997-1998
18%
1997
18%
1997
35%
2003-2004
82%
2018
93%
2017
92%
2017
100%
2016
92%
2016
91%
2015
84%
2015
79%
2014
92%
2014
85%
2013
92%
2013
100%
2012
93%
2012
100%
2011
92%
2010
88%
2010
75%
2009
100%
2008
94%
2008
94%
2007
100%
2006
93%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
96%
2001
76%
2000
84%
1999
89%
1998
90%
1997
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
16%
2017
16%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
100%
1997-1998
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
6%
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
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
0%
2007