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Ted Strickland'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.

18%
2003
13%
2001-2002
28%
1999-2000
20%
2003-2004
100%
2004
30%
2003
100%
2001
60%
2000
87%
1999
71%
1997
19%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
15%
1999
30%
1997-1998
25%
1997
80%
2001
80%
1999
80%
1995-2003
78%
1995-1998
100%
2001
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
78%
1998
71%
1997
100%
1994
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
56%
2003
67%
2001-2002
91%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
66%
2000
56%
2003
56%
2003
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
50%
2005
56%
2004
56%
2003
67%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
66%
1999
50%
1997
46%
1993-1994
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2003
28%
2005
28%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
67%
2005
67%
2005
33%
2005
33%
2005
64%
2005
64%
2005
35%
2005
35%
2005
84%
2005
84%
2005
75%
2004
75%
2004
29%
2004
29%
2004
24%
2004
24%
2004
15%
2004
15%
2004
85%
2004
85%
2004
70%
2004
70%
2004
29%
2003
29%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
17%
2003
17%
2003
81%
2003
81%
2003
66%
2003
66%
2003
34%
2003
34%
2003
65%
2003
65%
2003
34%
2003
34%
2003
59%
2002
59%
2002
34%
2002
34%
2002
31%
2002
31%
2002
40%
2002
40%
2002
70%
2002
70%
2002
68%
2002
68%
2002
29%
2002
29%
2002
66%
2002
66%
2002
32%
2001
32%
2001
73%
2001
73%
2001
64%
2001
64%
2001
68%
2001
68%
2001
26%
2001
26%
2001
36%
2001
36%
2001
62%
2000
62%
2000
26%
2000
26%
2000
73%
2000
73%
2000
24%
2000
24%
2000
37%
2000
37%
2000
74%
2000
74%
2000
22%
1999
22%
1999
64%
1999
64%
1999
77%
1999
77%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
35%
1999
35%
1999
24%
1999
24%
1999
61%
1998
61%
1998
64%
1998
64%
1998
48%
1998
48%
1998
36%
1998
36%
1998
49%
1998
49%
1998
37%
1998
37%
1998
100%
2003
16%
2003-2004
0%
2006
0%
2006
14%
2003
14%
2003
17%
2003-2004
31%
2003
36%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
73%
2001-2002
73%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
68%
1997-1998
68%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
63%
2005
86%
2004
83%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
73%
1999
62%
1997-1998
62%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
18%
2003
13%
2001-2002
28%
1999-2000
37%
2004
32%
2003-2004
38%
2003
34%
2001-2002
50%
2000
50%
1997-1998
22%
2004
22%
2004
12%
2003
12%
2003
47%
2002
47%
2002
45%
1997
91%
2003-2004
78%
2001-2002
57%
1999-2000
80%
2004
80%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
50%
2002
50%
2002
38%
2001
38%
2001
40%
2000
40%
2000
36%
1999
36%
1999
75%
1998
75%
1998
58%
1997
58%
1997
60%
2002-2006
0%
2006
18%
2003
13%
2001-2002
28%
1999-2000
29%
2000
37%
1999
34%
1998
70%
1997
25%
2004
25%
2003
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2003
100%
2003
73%
2001-2002
73%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
68%
1997-1998
68%
1997-1998
55%
1997
55%
1997
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
16%
2003-2004
75%
2003
50%
1999-2000
50%
1999-2000
91%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
100%
2004
67%
2003
100%
2002
18%
2003
13%
2001-2002
28%
1999-2000
23%
2003
17%
2002
20%
1999-2000
33%
1997-1998
25%
1997
22%
2004
22%
2004
12%
2003
12%
2003
47%
2002
47%
2002
0%
2006
3%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
14%
1997-1998
14%
2004
25%
2003
16%
2002
12%
2001
19%
1999
21%
1998
31%
1997
65%
2005
43%
2005
25%
2004
45
2003
45
2003
45
2003
49
2002
49
2002
49
2002
20%
2001
32%
2000
49%
2008-2010
49%
2008-2010
38%
2008-2010
38%
2008-2010
56%
2008-2010
56%
2008-2010
75%
2008
56%
2003-2008
56%
2003-2008
61%
2003-2008
61%
2003-2008
60%
2003-2008
60%
2003-2008
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
29%
2001-2002
29%
2001-2002
27%
2001-2002
27%
2001-2002
33%
1999-2000
33%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
22%
1997-1998
22%
1997-1998
10%
2005-2006
10%
2005-2006
77%
2001-2002
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003-2004
71%
2001-2002
-5
2001-2002
25%
2004
25%
2003
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
100%
2004
91%
2003-2004
78%
2001-2002
57%
1999-2000
0%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1998
75%
1997
100%
2003