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Jim Costa's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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.

0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
31%
2013-2014
39%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
18%
2009
5%
2007-2008
39%
2005-2006
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2010
50%
2009
100%
2007
35%
2006
100%
2005
0%
2019
0%
2017-2018
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
20%
2005-2006
50%
2019-2020
50%
2017-2018
79%
2015-2016
75%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
75%
2014
88%
2011
66%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
100%
2020
100%
2020
66%
2018
60%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015
56%
2014
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
69%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
46%
2007-2008
56%
2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
0%
2017
0%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
77%
2014
77%
2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
2%
2012
2%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
79%
2007-2008
79%
2007-2008
72%
2005-2006
72%
2005-2006
10%
2018
100%
2007
24%
2019-2020
24%
2019-2020
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
100%
2020
100%
2020
66%
2018
60%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015
56%
2014
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
69%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
33%
2020
64%
2019
71%
2018
75%
2017
38%
2015-2016
33%
2015
33%
2013-2014
50%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
47%
2009-2010
38%
2009
42%
2007-2008
17%
2007
28%
2005-2006
0%
2005
100%
2006
57%
2013
57%
2013
44%
2013
44%
2013
43%
2013
43%
2013
42%
2013
42%
2013
43%
2013
43%
2013
57%
2013
57%
2013
55%
2013
55%
2013
62%
2012
62%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
37%
2012
37%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
58%
2012
58%
2012
41%
2012
41%
2012
59%
2011
59%
2011
59%
2011
59%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
43%
2011
43%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
47%
2010
47%
2010
50%
2010
50%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
56%
2010
56%
2010
53%
2010
53%
2010
50%
2010
50%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
55%
2009
55%
2009
54%
2009
54%
2009
44%
2009
44%
2009
48%
2009
48%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
46%
2009
46%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2009
47.2%
2008
47.2%
2008
51%
2008
51%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
53%
2008
53%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
42%
2008
42%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
59%
2007
59%
2007
60%
2007
60%
2007
59.5%
2007
59.5%
2007
40.5%
2007
40.5%
2007
59%
2007
59%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
40%
2007
40%
2007
40%
2007
40%
2007
57%
2006
57%
2006
40.8%
2006
40.8%
2006
41%
2006
41%
2006
38%
2006
38%
2006
43%
2006
43%
2006
58%
2006
58%
2006
59.2%
2006
59.2%
2006
62%
2006
62%
2006
41%
2005
41%
2005
59%
2005
59%
2005
41%
2005
41%
2005
60%
2005
60%
2005
39%
2005
39%
2005
41%
2005
41%
2005
60%
2005
60%
2005
59%
2005
59%
2005
75%
2017-2018
9%
2019-2020
18%
2019
9%
2019
36%
2017-2018
36%
2017-2018
16%
2017-2018
16%
2017-2018
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
12%
2015
35%
2015
8%
2014
7%
2014
10%
2014
7%
2014
5%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
10%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
38%
2001
80%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
58%
2005-2006
100
2007
71%
2019-2020
60%
2017-2018
68%
2015-2016
66%
2015
86%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
55%
2013-2014
65%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
75%
2007
75%
2007
12%
2009
25%
2009-2010
51%
2005
51%
2005
61%
2012-2013
100%
2009-2010
44%
2017-2018
71%
2015-2016
75%
2015
71%
2013-2014
76%
2012
84%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
43%
2005-2006
33%
2019-2020
60%
2005-2006
17%
2017-2018
64%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
46%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
57%
2011
25%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
80%
2010
80%
2010
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
53%
2005-2006
53%
2005-2006
59%
2006
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
50%
2016
50%
2016
85%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
19%
2017
19%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
80%
2019-2020
60%
2017-2018
76%
2015-2016
90%
2015
66%
2013-2014
69%
2011-2012
40%
2011
69%
2009-2010
82%
2007-2008
83
2007
67%
2005-2006
60%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
50%
2016
50%
2016
58%
2011
89
2008
90
2007
50%
2005
57%
2006-2012
57%
2006-2012
100%
2014
97%
2017-2018
97%
2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
50%
2007
67%
2007
100%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
75%
2005
80%
2005-2006
57%
2005
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
31%
2013-2014
39%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
18%
2009
5%
2007-2008
39%
2005-2006
16%
2011-2012
18%
2011
14%
2009-2010
22%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
9%
2019
11%
2018
12%
2016
17%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
15%
2011
15%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
11%
2009
11%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
47%
2005
47%
2005
9%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2019-2020
5%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
20%
2014
22%
2011-2012
50%
2011
43%
2001-2010
43%
2001-2010
F
2010
0%
2014
0%
2014
10%
2019
19%
2019
24%
2017-2018
24%
2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
15%
2015-2016
15%
2015
16%
2014
18%
2014
19%
2013-2014
19%
2013-2014
11%
2013
18%
2011-2012
18%
2011-2012
15%
2011
30%
2011
0%
2010
8%
2009-2010
8%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
15%
2009
20%
2009
10%
2009
5%
2007-2008
5%
2007-2008
11%
2007
37%
2006
44
2013-2014
45%
2011-2012
30%
2011-2012
26%
2009-2010
54%
2009-2010
19
2009-2010
51%
2009
48%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
41%
2013-2014
70%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
67%
2005-2006
70%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
37%
2007-2008
64%
2007
58%
2005
43%
2001-2010
43%
2001-2010
47%
2013
47%
2013
26%
2012
26%
2012
18%
2011
18%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2009
38%
2009
50%
2008
50%
2008
36%
2007
36%
2007
29%
2006
29%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
80%
2007
18%
2019-2020
18%
2019-2020
18%
2019
9%
2019
36%
2017-2018
36%
2017-2018
16%
2017-2018
16%
2017-2018
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
27%
2015-2016
35%
2015
12%
2015
7%
2014
8%
2014
7%
2014
10%
2014
5%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012