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Diane Watson'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.

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2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
0%
2003-2004
0%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
100%
2008
100%
2006
100%
2002
100%
1995-2003
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
84%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
83%
2007
33%
1997
61%
2007-2008
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003-2004
56%
2001-2002
56%
2001-2002
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
90%
2010
90%
2010
88%
2010
88%
2010
76%
2010
76%
2010
87%
2010
87%
2010
0%
2010
11%
2010
11%
2010
24%
2010
24%
2010
0%
2009
12%
2009
12%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
88%
2009
88%
2009
24%
2009
24%
2009
91%
2009
91%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2009
86%
2008
86%
2008
14%
2008
14%
2008
0%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
0%
2008
92%
2008
92%
2008
28%
2008
28%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
87.7%
2007
87.7%
2007
92%
2007
92%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
76%
2007
76%
2007
24%
2007
24%
2007
12.3%
2007
12.3%
2007
82%
2007
82%
2007
0%
2006
2.3%
2006
2.3%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
97.7%
2006
97.7%
2006
94%
2006
94%
2006
95%
2006
95%
2006
97%
2006
97%
2006
0%
2005
93%
2005
93%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
11%
2005
11%
2005
93%
2005
93%
2005
6%
2005
88%
2005
88%
2005
7%
2005
4%
2004
0%
2004
95%
2004
95%
2004
88%
2004
88%
2004
83%
2004
83%
2004
17%
2004
17%
2004
9%
2003
90%
2003
90%
2003
84%
2003
84%
2003
0%
2003
92%
2003
92%
2003
14%
2003
14%
2003
91%
2003
91%
2003
8%
2003
0%
2002
17%
2002
17%
2002
0%
2002
83%
2002
83%
2002
94%
2002
94%
2002
95%
2002
95%
2002
93%
2002
93%
2002
8%
2002
90%
2001
90%
2001
0%
2001
17%
2001
17%
2001
83%
2001
83%
2001
100%
2003
16%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
100
2007
20%
1998
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
0%
2009-2010
12%
2003
12%
2003
21%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
20%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
25%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
89%
2003-2004
91%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2004
96%
2009
89
2008
100
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
25%
2006-2012
25%
2006-2012
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
90%
2005-2006
71%
2005
86%
2005-2010
100%
2007
85%
2001-2002
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
6%
2004
13%
2007-2008
8%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
8%
2003
29%
2001-2002
0%
2009
0%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
7%
2005
7%
2005
3%
2004
3%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
18%
2002
18%
2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
F
2010
14%
2009-2010
14%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
11%
2009
16%
2009
20%
2009
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
30%
2007
32%
2006
13%
2005
0%
2004
29%
2004
38%
2003
30%
2002
85%
2001-2002
11
2009-2010
59%
2009-2010
74%
2009
76%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
4%
2007-2008
12%
2005-2006
40%
1998-2002
100%
2007-2008
92%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
33%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
83%
2009
83%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
92%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2005
92%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
50%
2002
50%
2002
38%
2001
38%
2001
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
4%
2001-2002
96%
2009
89
2008
100
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
25%
2002
83%
2007-2008
83%
2007-2008
63%
2007
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
67%
2004
67%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2009
100%
2009
0%
2002
0%
2001
83%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
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2003
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2009
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2008
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2008
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2007
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2006
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2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2001
0%
2002
100%
2001-2002
16%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
83%
2007
100%
1997
100%
2004
94%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2008
25%
2006-2012
25%
2006-2012
92%
2010
88%
2009-2010
100%
2009
91%
2007-2008
90%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
87%
2003-2004
90%
2003
95%
2001-2002
0%
2007
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003
100%
2002
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
0%
2009
0%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
7%
2005
7%
2005
3%
2004
3%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
18%
2002
18%
2002