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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.

0%
2012
90%
2009
81%
2007-2008
54%
2005-2006
71%
2003-2004
71%
2003
70%
2001-2002
71%
1999-2000
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
65%
2006
75%
2005
65%
2004
0%
2003
35%
2001
0%
2000
26%
1999
3%
1997
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
56%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
81%
2001-2002
78%
1999-2000
69%
1999
95%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
2012
100%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
33%
2000
30%
2011-2012
30%
2011-2012
8%
2007-2008
62%
2001-2002
62%
2001-2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
22%
1998
29%
1997
0%
2007
Pro Hemp
2002
Pro Hemp
2002
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
50%
2011
33%
2005
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
50%
2000
0
2007-2008
0
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
43%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
34%
2005-2006
44%
2005-2006
60%
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100%
2007-2008
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003
83%
2001-2002
86%
2000
75%
1999
82%
1998
80%
1997
0%
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0%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
82%
2009
100%
2009-2010
60%
2003
60%
2003
85%
2011-2012
72%
2009-2010
56%
2007-2008
45%
2005-2006
58%
2003-2004
63%
2001-2002
70%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
57%
2011
100%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
69%
2003-2004
69%
2003
44%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
0%
2010
0%
2010
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
67%
2003
67%
2003
32%
2001-2002
32%
2001-2002
60%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
91%
1997
91%
1997
75%
2003-2004
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
50%
2007
100%
2004
100%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2012
100%
2012
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
67%
2003
67%
2003
32%
2001-2002
32%
2001-2002
60%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
91%
1997
91%
1997
75%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
100%
2012
50%
2012
100%
2012
0%
2012
46%
2011-2012
80%
2011
43%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
67
2007
55%
2005-2006
64%
2003-2004
67%
2001-2002
66%
2001
64%
2000
69%
1999
40%
1997-1998
33%
1997
100%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
55%
2011
10
2008
43
2007
38%
2005
17%
2004
33%
2003
11%
2012
80%
2012
75%
2006-2012
75%
2006-2012
75%
1997-1998
59%
2009-2010
59%
2009-2010
44%
2007-2008
44%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
25%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
18%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
90%
1997-1998
90%
1997-1998
83%
2012
83%
2011
78%
2011
96%
2010
84%
2010
83%
2009
91%
2009
90%
2008
77%
2007
76%
2006
76%
2005
78%
2004
75%
2003
76%
2002
70%
2001
76%
2000
92%
1999
88%
1998
80%
1997
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
88%
2007-2008
88%
2007
100%
2006
90%
2009
81%
2007-2008
54%
2005-2006
71%
2003-2004
71%
2003
70%
2001-2002
71%
1999-2000
62%
2004
73%
2011
86%
2009-2010
71%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
76%
2003-2004
77%
2003
70%
2001-2002
100%
2000
75%
1997-1998
18
2007-2008
18
2007-2008
30
2007
30
2007
17
2006
17
2006
17
2005
17
2005
85%
2011
85%
2011
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2010
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2010
100%
2009
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88%
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88%
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100%
2006
71%
2005
71%
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84%
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84%
2004
88%
2003
88%
2003
80%
2002
80%
2002
100%
2009-2010
15%
2007
15%
2007
100%
2011
5%
2001-2010
5%
2001-2010
60%
2011
60%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
68%
2010
68%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
53%
2009
53%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
57%
2008
57%
2008
69.2%
2008
69.2%
2008
60.2%
2007
60.2%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
39%
2006
39%
2006
20%
2006
20%
2006
46%
2005
46%
2005
40%
2005
40%
2005
28%
2005
28%
2005
20%
2004
20%
2004
40%
2003
40%
2003
25%
2003
25%
2003
42%
2002
42%
2002
49%
2002
49%
2002
26%
2001
26%
2001
42%
2000
42%
2000
70%
1999
70%
1999
52%
1999
52%
1999
53%
1998
53%
1998
37%
2009-2010
44
2009-2010
14%
2005-2006
92%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
88%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2002
95%
2001
95%
2000
97%
1999
90%
1998
95%
1997
33%
2011-2012
37%
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
44
2009-2010
33%
2009
10%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
75%
2012
0%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
31%
2005-2006
40%
1998-2002
50%
1997
100%
2009-2010
37%
2007-2008
57%
2007
58%
2005
45%
2003-2004
33%
2001-2002
71%
1999-2000
5%
2001-2010
5%
2001-2010
28%
1999
28%
1999
43%
1998
43%
1998
53%
1998
53%
1998
57%
2000
89%
1999
72%
1998
40%
1997
55%
2011
10
2008
43
2007
38%
2005
17%
2004
33%
2003
33%
2002
98%
2005-2006
98%
2005-2006
52%
1999
52%
1999
78%
2005-2006
78%
2005-2006
33%
2011-2012
100%
2001
100%
2000
23%
2003-2004
0%
2003
18%
2001-2002
88%
2007-2008
0%
2001
100%
2007
33%
2012
0%
2007
91%
2005-2006
33%
2004
100%
2003
90%
1997-1998
90%
1997-1998
100%
2001
100%
2000
44%
2005-2006
40%
2003-2004
40%
2003-2004
38%
2003
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
0
2007
33%
2005
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
100%
2004
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
18
2007-2008
18
2007-2008
30
2007
30
2007
17
2006
17
2006
17
2005
17
2005
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
34%
2005-2006
11%
2012
9%
2011
7%
2009
8%
2008
30%
2011-2012
30%
2011-2012
75%
2006-2012
75%
2006-2012
75%
2012
23%
2012
7%
2011-2012
24%
2011
6%
2011
0%
2010
26%
2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
9%
2007-2008
15%
2007
25%
2006
44%
2005
13%
2003-2004
5%
2003
41%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
25%
1999
38%
1998
50%
1997