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Mark Kirk's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Abortion

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.

71%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
72%
2009
41%
2007-2008
59%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
64%
2003
50%
2001-2002
0%
2016
80%
2015
80%
2014
100%
2013
45%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
0%
2015
33%
2014
40%
2013-2014
33%
2013
66%
2011-2012
66%
2011
66%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
9%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
25%
2001-2002
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