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Dan Lipinski'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.

20%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
42%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
36%
2009
52%
2007-2008
61%
2005-2006
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
67%
2020
51%
2017
59%
2016
15%
2015
0%
2014
20%
2013
0%
2012
10%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
42%
2019
75%
2017-2018
66%
2015-2016
78%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
33%
2013
70%
2011-2012
71%
2011
66%
2009-2010
71%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
0%
2017-2018
59%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
50%
2014
5%
2011
33%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
88%
2020
93%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
93%
2015-2016
93%
2015-2016
90%
2015
84%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
85%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
67%
2011-2012
67%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
91%
2011-2012
100%
2011
86%
2009-2010
80%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
90%
2005-2006
89%
2020
93%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
93%
2015-2016
93%
2015-2016
90%
2015
84%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
85%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
56%
2013
56%
2013
42%
2013
42%
2013
36%
2013
36%
2013
63%
2013
63%
2013
59%
2013
59%
2013
56%
2013
56%
2013
44%
2013
44%
2013
60%
2012
60%
2012
62%
2012
62%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
41%
2012
41%
2012
38%
2012
38%
2012
40%
2012
40%
2012
42%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
37%
2011
37%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
63%
2011
63%
2011
42%
2010
42%
2010
52%
2010
52%
2010
55%
2010
55%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
44%
2010
44%
2010
58%
2010
58%
2010
57%
2010
57%
2010
48%
2009
48%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
44%
2009
44%
2009
55%
2009
55%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
57%
2009
57%
2009
75%
2008
75%
2008
43%
2008
43%
2008
25%
2008
25%
2008
71%
2008
71%
2008
30.8%
2008
30.8%
2008
55%
2008
55%
2008
69%
2008
69%
2008
18%
2008
18%
2008
40%
2007
40%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
52%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
60%
2007
60%
2007
45.3%
2007
45.3%
2007
54.7%
2007
54.7%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
71%
2006
71%
2006
58%
2006
58%
2006
28%
2006
28%
2006
64%
2006
64%
2006
37%
2006
37%
2006
42%
2006
42%
2006
62%
2006
62%
2006
36%
2006
36%
2006
34%
2005
34%
2005
37%
2005
37%
2005
63%
2005
63%
2005
65%
2005
65%
2005
34%
2005
34%
2005
57%
2005
57%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
65%
2005
65%
2005
100%
2017-2018
17%
2019
0%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
14%
2015
35%
2015
9%
2014
8%
2014
10%
2014
10%
2014
15%
2009-2010
15%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
6%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
14%
2011-2012
16%
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
100
2007
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
15%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
55%
2019-2020
20%
2017-2018
55%
2015-2016
54%
2015
57%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
50%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2009
25%
2009-2010
32%
2005
32%
2005
26%
2012-2013
100%
2009-2010
37%
2015-2016
34%
2015
28%
2013-2014
27%
2012
24%
2011-2012
41%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
26%
2005-2006
30%
2005-2006
40%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
27%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
28%
2011
25%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
100%
2011
69%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
90%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
76%
2005-2006
76%
2005-2006
86%
2006
44%
2016
44%
2016
85%
2019
50%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
40%
2007
0%
2005-2006
44%
2016
44%
2016
90%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
76%
2005-2006
76%
2005-2006
21%
2017
21%
2017
80%
2015-2016
80%
2015-2016
46%
2017-2018
11%
2015-2016
10%
2015
16%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
20%
2011
50%
2009-2010
82%
2007-2008
83
2007
52%
2005-2006
67%
2017-2018
38%
2015-2016
44%
2016
44%
2016
79%
2011
100
2008
100
2007
50%
2005
39%
2015
25%
2013
33%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
77%
2014
57%
2015-2016
57%
2015-2016
0%
2014
38%
2013-2014
38%
2013-2014
30%
2011-2012
30%
2011-2012
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
45%
2007-2008
45%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
40%
2005-2006
50%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
50%
2007
67%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
20%
2014
20%
2014
19%
2019
19%
2018
13%
2018
19%
2017
19%
2017
19%
2016
17%
2016
25%
2015
17%
2014
19%
2014
19%
2013
33%
2013
17%
2012
24%
2012
16%
2011
20%
2011
16%
2010
8%
2010
8%
2009
17%
2009
8%
2008
20%
2007
33%
2006
16%
2005
38%
1994
33%
1993
20%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
42%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
36%
2009
52%
2007-2008
61%
2005-2006
46%
2011-2012
44%
2011
43%
2009-2010
59%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
20%
2018
17%
2016
13%
2014
29%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2010
18%
2009
18%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
47%
2007
47%
2007
29%
2006
29%
2006
79%
2005
79%
2005
18%
2009-2010
7%
2007
7%
2007
18%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
17%
2014
17%
2011-2012
14%
2011
38%
2001-2010
38%
2001-2010
F
2010
0%
2014
0%
2014
20%
2019
20%
2019
17%
2017-2018
17%
2017-2018
19%
2015-2016
19%
2015-2016
33%
2015
20%
2014
15%
2014
15%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
0%
2013
21%
2011-2012
21%
2011-2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
0%
2010
10%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
14%
2009-2010
14%
2009-2010
11%
2009
0%
2009
22%
2009
18%
2007-2008
18%
2007-2008
20%
2007
28%
2006
22
2013-2014
38%
2011-2012
44%
2011-2012
54%
2009-2010
22
2009-2010
29%
2009-2010
54%
2009
48%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
67%
2013-2014
55%
2011-2012
37%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
50%
2013-2014
67%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
71%
2007
69%
2005
38%
2001-2010
38%
2001-2010
39%
2013
39%
2013
39%
2012
39%
2012
26%
2011
26%
2011
13%
2010
13%
2010
46%
2009
46%
2009
60%
2008
60%
2008
55%
2007
55%
2007
36%
2006
36%
2006
50%
2005
50%
2005
83%
2007
18%
2019
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
11%
2015-2016
11%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
14%
2015
35%
2015
9%
2014
8%
2014
10%
2014
10%
2014
15%
2009-2010
15%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
20%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
42%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
36%
2009
52%
2007-2008
61%
2005-2006
60%
2011-2012