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Dennis Kucinich's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

27%
2009
11%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
24%
2003
27%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
50%
2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
14%
1999
12%
1997
0%
2011
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
22%
2003-2004
71%
2001-2002
95%
1999-2000
92%
1999
90%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
2010
64%
2008
56%
2006
10%
2001
10%
1999
40%
1995-2003
11%
1995-1998
25%
2009-2010
0%
2001
66%
2009-2010
72%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
17%
2000
9%
1999
71%
2007
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
6%
2001-2002
6%
2001-2002
63%
2009-2010
63%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
92%
1999-2000
92%
1999-2000
56%
1998
43%
1997
65%
2007-2008
65%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
33%
2011
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
95%
2011
86%
2009-2010
80%
2009
93%
2007-2008
70%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
12%
2012
12%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
0%
2012
32%
2012
32%
2012
68%
2012
68%
2012
83%
2012
83%
2012
17%
2012
17%
2012
88%
2011
88%
2011
89%
2011
89%
2011
11%
2011
11%
2011
83%
2011
83%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
0%
2011
75%
2010
75%
2010
55%
2010
55%
2010
93%
2010
93%
2010
73%
2010
73%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
0%
2010
45%
2010
45%
2010
49%
2009
49%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
48%
2009
48%
2009
51%
2009
51%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
50%
2009
50%
2009
0%
2009
35%
2009
35%
2009
35%
2008
35%
2008
58%
2008
58%
2008
64%
2008
64%
2008
52%
2008
52%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
42.5%
2008
42.5%
2008
43%
2008
43%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2007
55%
2007
45%
2007
45%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
0%
2007
33.7%
2007
33.7%
2007
66.3%
2007
66.3%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
10%
2006
10%
2006
87%
2006
87%
2006
13%
2006
13%
2006
3%
2006
23%
2006
23%
2006
96%
2006
96%
2006
88%
2006
88%
2006
74%
2006
74%
2006
6%
2005
0%
2005
96%
2005
96%
2005
6%
2005
93%
2005
93%
2005
9%
2005
88%
2005
88%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
96%
2004
96%
2004
13%
2004
13%
2004
87%
2004
87%
2004
88%
2004
88%
2004
3%
2004
0%
2004
30%
2003
30%
2003
20%
2003
20%
2003
15%
2003
15%
2003
14%
2003
14%
2003
85%
2003
85%
2003
86%
2003
86%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
80%
2003
80%
2003
85%
2002
85%
2002
90%
2002
90%
2002
16%
2002
16%
2002
8%
2002
95%
2002
95%
2002
35%
2002
35%
2002
0%
2002
65%
2002
65%
2002
88%
2001
88%
2001
41%
2001
41%
2001
11%
2001
11%
2001
96%
2001
96%
2001
59%
2001
59%
2001
0%
2001
43%
2000
43%
2000
81%
2000
81%
2000
16%
2000
16%
2000
56%
2000
56%
2000
31%
2000
31%
2000
68%
2000
68%
2000
58%
1999
58%
1999
50%
1999
50%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
40%
1999
40%
1999
24%
1999
24%
1999
48%
1999
48%
1999
41%
1998
41%
1998
44%
1998
44%
1998
55%
1998
55%
1998
59%
1998
59%
1998
72%
1998
72%
1998
23%
1998
23%
1998
33%
2003
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
25%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
16%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2009
100%
2009-2010
6%
2003
6%
2003
10%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
0%
2011
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
30%
1995-1996
30%
1995-1996
80%
2010
80%
2010
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
93%
1999-2000
93%
1999-2000
84%
1997-1998
84%
1997-1998
82%
1997
82%
1997
83%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
100
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
56%
2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
2006-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
2007
80%
2007
50%
2007
95%
2005-2006
100%
2005
65%
1998
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
27%
2009
11%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
24%
2003
27%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
9%
2004
3%
2011
26%
2009-2010
23%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
25%
2003
41%
2001-2002
64%
2000
75%
1997-1998
38%
2011
38%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2010
18%
2009
18%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
20%
2005
20%
2005
3%
2004
3%
2004
15%
2003
15%
2003
20%
2002
20%
2002
9%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
8%
2001-2010
8%
2001-2010
F
2010
30%
2011
20%
2011
10%
2010
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
60%
2009
50%
2009
40%
2009
46%
2007-2008
46%
2007-2008
50%
2007
37%
2006
63%
2005
67%
2004
44%
2004
38%
2003
42%
2002
10%
2001
40%
2000
40%
1999
35%
1998
40%
1997
71%
2001-2002
79%
2011-2012
79%
2009-2010
7
2009-2010
65%
2009-2010
83%
2009
81%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2009-2010
4%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
36%
1998-2002
35%
1997
50%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
71%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
86%
1999-2000
8%
2001-2010
8%
2001-2010
95%
2011
95%
2011
88%
2010
88%
2010
92%
2009
92%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
90%
2007
90%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
88%
2001
88%
2001
80%
2000
80%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1998
83%
1997
83%
1997
19%
2011-2012
19%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
25%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
27%
2009
11%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
24%
2003
27%
2001-2002
46%
1999-2000
35%
2000
93%
1999
42%
1998
30%
1997
100%
2011
100
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
0%
2002