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Ron Paul'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.

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
20%
2010
20%
2008
20%
2006
20%
2001
20%
1999
20%
1995-2003
11%
1995-1998
100%
2012
100%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
33%
2000
55%
1999
25%
2007
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%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
43%
2005-2006
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
52%
2011
52%
2011
45%
2011
45%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
55%
2011
55%
2011
78%
2010
78%
2010
32%
2010
32%
2010
40%
2010
40%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
22%
2010
22%
2010
68%
2010
68%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
15%
2009
15%
2009
30%
2009
30%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
85%
2009
85%
2009
47%
2009
47%
2009
27%
2009
27%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
91%
2008
91%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
8%
2008
58%
2008
58%
2008
31%
2008
31%
2008
69.2%
2008
69.2%
2008
42%
2008
42%
2008
41%
2008
41%
2008
48%
2007
48%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
20%
2007
20%
2007
39.8%
2007
39.8%
2007
60.2%
2007
60.2%
2007
47%
2007
47%
2007
80%
2007
80%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
48%
2006
48%
2006
77%
2006
77%
2006
56%
2006
56%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
61%
2006
61%
2006
20%
2006
20%
2006
44%
2006
44%
2006
39%
2006
39%
2006
46%
2005
46%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
40%
2005
40%
2005
45%
2005
45%
2005
54%
2005
54%
2005
60%
2005
60%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
28%
2005
28%
2005
20%
2004
20%
2004
53%
2004
53%
2004
47%
2004
47%
2004
54%
2004
54%
2004
46%
2004
46%
2004
80%
2004
80%
2004
60%
2003
60%
2003
53%
2003
53%
2003
73%
2003
73%
2003
53%
2003
53%
2003
40%
2003
40%
2003
47%
2003
47%
2003
47%
2003
47%
2003
25%
2003
25%
2003
42%
2002
42%
2002
49%
2002
49%
2002
52%
2002
52%
2002
52%
2002
52%
2002
49%
2002
49%
2002
58%
2002
58%
2002
47%
2002
47%
2002
51%
2002
51%
2002
75%
2001
75%
2001
50%
2001
50%
2001
49%
2001
49%
2001
52%
2001
52%
2001
50%
2001
50%
2001
26%
2001
26%
2001
49%
2000
49%
2000
42%
2000
42%
2000
56%
2000
56%
2000
40%
2000
40%
2000
51%
2000
51%
2000
59%
2000
59%
2000
52%
1999
52%
1999
53%
1999
53%
1999
47%
1999
47%
1999
28%
1999
28%
1999
46%
1999
46%
1999
70%
1999
70%
1999
49%
1998
49%
1998
50%
1998
50%
1998
53%
1998
53%
1998
56%
1998
56%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
33%
2003
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
88%
2007-2008
88%
2007
100%
2006
44%
2005-2006
60%
2003-2004
0
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
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
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
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2012
0%
2012
25%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
25%
2012
25%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
25%
2012
100%
2012
75%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
50%
2012
50%
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
75%
2006-2012
75%
2006-2012
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
50%
2005-2006
57%
2005
20%
1998
90%
1997-1998
90%
1997-1998
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
85%
2010
85%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
88%
2007
88%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
71%
2005
71%
2005
84%
2004
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
B
2010
60%
2012
60%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
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
41%
2001-2002
26%
2011-2012
44
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
33%
2009
10%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
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
100%
2011
100%
2011
75%
2010
75%
2010
92%
2009
92%
2009
67%
2008
67%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
93%
2006
93%
2006
67%
2005
67%
2005
40%
2004
40%
2004
67%
2003
67%
2003
50%
2002
50%
2002
75%
2001
75%
2001
70%
2000
70%
2000
63%
1999
63%
1999
50%
1998
50%
1998
75%
1997
75%
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
57%
2000
89%
1999
72%
1998
40%
1997
55%
2011
10
2008
43
2007
38%
2005
17%
2004
33%
2003
33%
2002