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Greg Walden'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.

80%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
81%
2009
64%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
82%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
1999-2000
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2009
100%
2007
35%
2006
40%
2005
35%
2004
30%
2003
45%
2001
37%
2000
28%
1999
71%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
83%
2009-2010
28%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
81%
2001-2002
70%
1999-2000
76%
1999
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
100%
2011
66%
2009-2010
69%
2007-2008
94%
2005-2006
100%
2000
100%
1999
56%
2020
20%
2018
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
22%
2014
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
23%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
23%
2007-2008
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
71
2007-2008
71
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
100%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
17%
2000
57%
2019-2020
57%
2019-2020
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
30%
2020
20%
2018
20%
2017
25%
2015-2016
25%
2015-2016
20%
2015
22%
2014
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
23%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
27%
2019
21%
2018
0%
2017
15%
2015-2016
11%
2015
17%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
20%
2009-2010
8%
2009
25%
2007-2008
17%
2007
28%
2005-2006
0%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
17%
1999
100%
2006
35%
2013
35%
2013
29%
2013
29%
2013
70%
2013
70%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
65%
2013
65%
2013
33%
2012
33%
2012
50%
2012
50%
2012
57%
2012
57%
2012
49%
2012
49%
2012
43%
2012
43%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
55%
2012
55%
2012
44%
2012
44%
2012
77%
2011
77%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
27%
2011
27%
2011
33%
2011
33%
2011
67%
2011
67%
2011
23%
2011
23%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
71%
2010
71%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
26%
2010
26%
2010
29%
2010
29%
2010
31%
2010
31%
2010
68%
2010
68%
2010
67%
2009
67%
2009
36%
2009
36%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
40%
2009
40%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
59%
2009
59%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
35%
2008
35%
2008
30%
2008
30%
2008
70%
2008
70%
2008
70%
2008
70%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
32%
2008
32%
2008
68.3%
2008
68.3%
2008
63.5%
2007
63.5%
2007
34%
2007
34%
2007
65%
2007
65%
2007
32%
2007
32%
2007
36.5%
2007
36.5%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
17%
2006
17%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
60%
2006
60%
2006
65%
2006
65%
2006
32%
2006
32%
2006
39%
2006
39%
2006
34%
2006
34%
2006
23%
2005
23%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
56%
2005
56%
2005
43%
2005
43%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
14%
2005
14%
2005
28%
2005
28%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
63%
2004
63%
2004
61%
2004
61%
2004
29%
2004
29%
2004
34%
2004
34%
2004
70%
2004
70%
2004
36%
2004
36%
2004
54%
2003
54%
2003
19%
2003
19%
2003
48%
2003
48%
2003
80%
2003
80%
2003
62%
2003
62%
2003
45%
2003
45%
2003
51%
2003
51%
2003
38%
2003
38%
2003
85%
2002
85%
2002
23%
2002
23%
2002
54%
2002
54%
2002
77%
2002
77%
2002
16%
2002
16%
2002
81%
2002
81%
2002
44%
2002
44%
2002
0%
2002
69%
2001
69%
2001
14%
2001
14%
2001
43%
2001
43%
2001
28%
2001
28%
2001
85%
2001
85%
2001
55%
2001
55%
2001
38%
2000
38%
2000
78%
2000
78%
2000
12%
2000
12%
2000
29%
2000
29%
2000
61%
2000
61%
2000
67%
2000
67%
2000
44%
1999
44%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
23%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
55%
1999
55%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
33%
2003
50%
2017-2018
80%
2019
81%
2017-2018
81%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
75%
2015
76%
2015
67%
2014
80%
2014
80%
2014
76%
2014
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
86%
2007-2008
86%
2007-2008
81%
2007
0%
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
100%
2017-2018
79%
2015-2016
77%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
1999
93%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
93%
2015
80%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
72%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
76%
2009
100%
2009-2010
99%
2003
99%
2003
92%
2012-2013
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
96%
2013-2014
100%
2012
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
75%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
96%
2013-2014
100%
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
66%
2011
60%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
0%
2010
0%
2010
5%
2017-2018
5%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
12%
2005-2006
12%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
64%
2003-2004
92%
2019
94%
2018
92%
2018
94%
2017
92%
2017
100%
2016
94%
2016
100%
2015
94%
2015
94%
2014
93%
2014
94%
2013
77%
2013
95%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2011
88%
2010
94%
2010
86%
2009
95%
2008
89%
2008
90%
2007
100%
2006
93%
2005
100%
2004
96%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2001
90%
2000
96%
1999
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2019
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
67%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
5%
2017-2018
5%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
5%
2015-2016
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
12%
2005-2006
12%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
5%
2001-2002
5%
2001-2002
13%
1999-2000
13%
1999-2000
8%
2017
8%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
7%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
19%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
17
2007
27%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
13%
2001-2002
11%
2001
29%
2000
31%
1999
0%
2017-2018
25%
2015-2016
0%
2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2011
40
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
32%
2015-2016
32%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
11%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001-2002
17%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2007
17%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
40%
2014
40%
2014
16%
2017-2018
10%
2017
21%
2015-2016
27%
2015
36%
2013
15%
2011
28%
2009-2010
36%
2009
50%
2007-2008
48%
2007
39%
2005-2006
30%
2005
40%
2003-2004
30%
2003
28%
2001-2002
29%
2001
27%
2000
27%
1999
74%
2019
64%
2018
75%
2018
75%
2017
74%
2017
76%
2016
72%
2016
50%
2015
78%
2014
56%
2014
64%
2013
80%
2013
81%
2012
72%
2012
81%
2011
68%
2011
96%
2010
82%
2010
80%
2009
81%
2009
75%
2008
68%
2007
80%
2006
76%
2005
80%
2004
76%
2003
96%
2002
84%
2001
88%
2000
80%
1999
80%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
81%
2009
64%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
82%
2003
82%
2001-2002