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James Risch'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
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2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
0%
2019
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2017
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2016
0%
2015
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2014
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2013
0%
2012
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2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
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2020
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2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
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2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2017-2018
62%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
60%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2014
66%
2011
50%
2009-2010
56%
2015-2016
23%
2020
0%
2017
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
33%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
40%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2018
0%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
23%
2020
0%
2017
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
33%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
0%
2013
0%
2013
92%
2013
92%
2013
3%
2013
2%
2013
97%
2013
97%
2013
96%
2013
96%
2013
98%
2012
98%
2012
96%
2012
96%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
96%
2012
96%
2012
1%
2012
1%
2012
8%
2012
4%
2012
79%
2011
79%
2011
0%
2011
91%
2011
91%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
9%
2011
89%
2011
89%
2011
11%
2011
11%
2011
16%
2011
16%
2011
87%
2010
87%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
90%
2010
90%
2010
10%
2010
10%
2010
94%
2009
94%
2009
0%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
9%
2009
0%
2009
81%
2009
81%
2009
91%
2009
91%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
25%
2017-2018
67%
2021-2022
67%
2021-2022
91%
2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
92%
2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
94%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
92%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
83%
2014
89%
2011-2012
89%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2009-2010
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
83%
2021-2022
65%
2019-2020
40%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
66%
2015-2016
66%
2015
33%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
69%
2013-2014
66%
2013-2014
70%
2009-2010
85%
2009-2010
100%
2017-2018
96%
2009
100%
2009-2010
0%
2013-2014
25%
2012-2013
91%
2017-2018
75%
2015-2016
67%
2015
75%
2013-2014
81%
2012
92%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
88%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
75%
2017-2018
67%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
71%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
80%
2011-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
7%
2017
7%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
17%
2019-2020
14%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
15%
2015
0%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
7%
2009-2010
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
21%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2014
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
96%
2009-2010
50%
2009
50%
2009
82%
2019
86%
2018
76%
2016
83%
2014
87%
2020
87%
2020
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
97%
2009
97%
2009
100%
2009-2010
87%
2021-2022
87%
2019-2020
91%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
88%
2014
89%
2011-2012
50%
1999
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
A
2010
100%
2014
100%
2014
73%
2021-2022
73%
2021-2022
40%
2019-2020
40%
2019-2020
67%
2017-2018
67%
2017-2018
70%
2015-2016
70%
2015-2016
80%
2015
85%
2014
95%
2014
87%
2013-2014
87%
2013-2014
90%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
63%
2011
67%
2011
100%
2010
83%
2009-2010
83%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
60%
2009
90%
2009
75%
2009
0%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
17%
2009-2010
7%
2009-2010
73
2009-2010
20%
2009
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001-2010
100%
2001-2010
0%
2013
0%
2013
22%
2012
22%
2012
22%
2011
22%
2011
7%
2010
7%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
67%
2021-2022
67%
2021-2022
91%
2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
92%
2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
94%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
92%
2015
100%
2015
89%
2014
83%
2014
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
89%
2011-2012
89%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2009-2010
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
21%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
100%
2014
100%
2014
3%
2021-2022
3%
2021-2022
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
2%
2019-2020
2%
2019-2020
2%
2015
3%
2015
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
1%
2013-2014
1%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2012
14%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
15%
2009
15%
2009
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
56%
2015-2016
0%
2019-2020
100%
2013-2014
56%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
50%
2009
50%
2009
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
14%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
36%
2011
25%
2009
23%
2020
0%
2017
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
33%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012