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Robert Cowles' Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

25%
2011-2012
0%
2004
89%
2015-2016
89%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
67
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
60%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
95%
1997-1998
95%
1997-1998
80
2001-2004
80
2001-2004
95
1995-1996
95
1995-1996
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
92%
2015-2016
100
2013-2014
96%
2011-2012
100%
2010
90%
2009
85%
2007-2008
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
27%
2016
14%
2015-2016
14%
2015-2016
28%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
31%
2012
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
18%
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
27
2007-2008
27
2007-2008
36%
2005-2006
36%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
27%
2001-2002
27%
2001-2002
43%
1999-2000
43%
1999-2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
80%
1999-2000
56%
1997-1998
20%
1995-1996
40%
2021
17%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
29
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
51%
2021-2022
75%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
52%
2015-2016
50%
2014
56%
2014
20%
2011-2012
67%
2009-2010
85
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
50
2007
20%
2009-2010
27%
2016
14%
2015-2016
14%
2015-2016
28%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
31%
2012
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
18%
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
27
2007-2008
27
2007-2008
36%
2005-2006
36%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
20%
2003-2004
27%
2001-2002
27%
2001-2002
43%
1999-2000
43%
1999-2000
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
33%
2021-2022
75%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
52%
2015-2016
56%
2014
50%
2014
20%
2011-2012
67%
2009-2010
85
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
11%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
25%
2007-2008
71%
2003-2004
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