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Betty McCollum'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.

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
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2001-2002
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2015
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2003-2004
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2001-2002
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2010
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2008
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2006
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2001
100%
1995-2003
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
43%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
66%
2014
25%
2011
33%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
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2020
100%
2020
94%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
94%
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
100%
2013
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
67%
2012
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2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
44%
2020
44%
2020
10%
2017
10%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
77%
2014
77%
2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
37%
2012
37%
2012
50%
2011
50%
2011
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
30%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
89%
2003
86%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
65%
2019-2020
65%
2019-2020
74%
2017-2018
74%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
89%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007
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2005-2006
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2004
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
93%
2020
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2018
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2017
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2017
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
94%
2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2013
85%
2011-2012
85%
2011-2012
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2020
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2019
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2018
100%
2017
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2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
90%
2011-2012
75%
2011
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
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2005-2006
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2005
89%
2004
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2003
86%
2001-2002
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2013
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2013
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2013
66%
2013
66%
2013
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2013
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2012
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2012
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11%
2012
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2006
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2002
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2002
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2002
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6%
2019-2020
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9%
2019
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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5%
2015
7%
2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2006
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2014
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2014
7%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
100
2007
83%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
34%
2015-2016
32%
2015
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2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
34%
2013-2014
36%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2009
8%
2003
8%
2003
20%
2012-2013
11%
2017-2018
24%
2015-2016
20%
2015
9%
2013-2014
16%
2012
16%
2011-2012
29%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
5%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
13%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
23%
2003-2004
23%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
81%
2017-2018
81%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
90%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
92%
2003-2004
92%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
64%
2003-2004
56%
2020
39%
2019
54%
2019
38%
2018
67%
2018
43%
2017
36%
2017
36%
2016
57%
2016
34%
2015
40%
2015
43%
2014
34%
2014
33%
2013
31%
2013
33%
2012
25%
2012
20%
2011
35%
2010
13%
2010
33%
2009
56%
2008
38%
2008
58%
2007
33%
2006
33%
2005
24%
2004
24%
2003
40%
2002
39%
2001
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
67%
2016
67%
2016
95%
2019
80%
2017-2018
80%
2017-2018
21%
2017
21%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
86%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
88%
2013-2014
84%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
87%
2001-2002
88%
2001
83%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2004
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
67%
2016
67%
2016
94%
2011
90
2008
89
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
79%
2015
30%
2014
38%
2013
33%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
95%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2007
94%
2001-2002
34%
2013
58%
2013
10%
2013
0%
2009
14%
2009
36%
2007
12%
2007
10%
2005
61%
2005
36%
2005
20%
2004
50
2003
50
2003
50
2003
34
2002
34
2002
34
2002
18%
2001
100%
2014