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Jim Marshall'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.

63%
2009
87%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
68%
2003
100%
2003-2004
75%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
58%
2005-2006
83%
2007
23%
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
61%
2005-2006
61%
2005-2006
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2005
64%
2003-2004
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
22%
2003
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
39%
2010
39%
2010
45%
2010
45%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
55%
2010
55%
2010
57%
2010
57%
2010
58%
2010
58%
2010
59%
2009
59%
2009
57%
2009
57%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
39%
2009
39%
2009
57%
2009
57%
2009
43%
2009
43%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
61%
2009
61%
2009
43%
2008
43%
2008
46%
2008
46%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
52%
2008
52%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
58%
2007
58%
2007
56%
2007
56%
2007
56.5%
2007
56.5%
2007
45%
2007
45%
2007
55%
2007
55%
2007
44%
2007
44%
2007
43.5%
2007
43.5%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
50%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
50%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2006
49%
2006
49%
2006
46%
2006
46%
2006
51%
2006
51%
2006
53%
2006
53%
2006
45%
2006
45%
2006
45%
2005
45%
2005
55%
2005
55%
2005
51%
2005
51%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
48%
2005
48%
2005
52%
2005
52%
2005
56%
2005
56%
2005
44%
2005
44%
2005
57%
2004
57%
2004
47%
2004
47%
2004
53%
2004
53%
2004
43%
2004
43%
2004
46%
2004
46%
2004
52%
2004
52%
2004
55%
2003
55%
2003
50%
2003
50%
2003
58%
2003
58%
2003
57%
2003
57%
2003
50%
2003
50%
2003
41%
2003
41%
2003
43%
2003
43%
2003
45%
2003
45%
2003
100%
2003
75%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
35%
2009
75%
2009-2010
33%
2003
33%
2003
45%
2007-2008
58%
2005-2006
35%
2003-2004
60%
2005-2006
42%
2003-2004
60%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003
60%
2010
60%
2010
100%
2004
80%
2009
70
2008
80
2007
50%
2006
50%
2005
71%
2004
83%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
15%
2007-2008
15%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
11%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
50%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
63%
2009
87%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
68%
2003
77%
2004
95%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
77%
2003-2004
69%
2003
50%
2009
50%
2009
55%
2008
55%
2008
85%
2007
85%
2007
43%
2006
43%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
64%
2004
64%
2004
46%
2003
46%
2003
63%
2009-2010
14%
2007
14%
2007
84%
2001-2010
84%
2001-2010
D
2010
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
45%
2009
40%
2009
50%
2009
31%
2007-2008
31%
2007-2008
44%
2007
24%
2006
25%
2005
50%
2004
13%
2004
38%
2003
41%
2009-2010
37
2009-2010
44%
2009
52%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
79%
2007-2008
84%
2005-2006
12%
2007-2008
14%
2007
38%
2005
36%
2003-2004
84%
2001-2010
84%
2001-2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
20%
2008
20%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
31%
2006
31%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
33%
2003
33%
2003
33%
2007
29%
2007-2008
29%
2007-2008
18%
2007
5%
2006
63%
2009
87%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
68%
2003
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
0%
2007
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
77%
2003-2004
77%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
82%
2009
82%
2009
75%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
30%
2003-2004
30%
2003-2004
38%
2003
100
2007
100%
2005
64%
2003-2004
83%
2007
100%
2004
0%
2007
0%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
63%
2009
87%
2007-2008
86%
2005-2006
73%
2003-2004
68%
2003
67%
2007-2008
75%
2004
75%
2003
50%
2009
50%
2009
55%
2008
55%
2008
85%
2007
85%
2007
43%
2006
43%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
64%
2004
64%
2004
46%
2003
46%
2003
29%
2007-2008
29%
2007-2008
18%
2007
5%
2006
14%
2007
14%
2007
32%
2007-2008
30%
2005-2006
29%
2003-2004
27%
2009
F
2008
D
2007
29%
2006
24%
2005
26%
2004
22%
2003
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
8%
2009
43%
2007
33%
2007
37%
2005
30%
2005
33%
2005
40%
2004
35
2003
35
2003
35
2003
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
36%
2009
20%
2008
20%
2007
27%
2006
18%
2005-2006
18%
2005-2006
71%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
-9
2003-2004
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
0%
2007
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
33%
2009-2010
100%
2004