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Joe Courtney's Ratings and Endorsements

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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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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2011
33%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2020
92%
2018
100%
2017
100%
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94%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
91%
2015
84%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
92%
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2011-2012
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2007-2008
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2007
35%
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
83%
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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66
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2013-2014
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77%
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76%
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78%
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78%
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25%
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69%
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2013
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2013
21%
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63%
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2012
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2017-2018
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72%
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2015-2016
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
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2001-2010
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2015-2016
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
84%
2011
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2008
100
2007
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
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2007
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2012
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2011
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2009-2010
29%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
100%
2007
73%
2017-2018
73%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
100%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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