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Jeff Fortenberry'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.

90%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2019
0%
2017
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
74%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2014
94%
2011
66%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
37%
2020
28%
2018
20%
2017
39%
2015-2016
39%
2015-2016
42%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
38%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
23%
2007-2008
18%
2019-2020
18%
2019-2020
32%
2017-2018
32%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
13%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
57%
2019-2020
57%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
50%
2020
28%
2018
20%
2017
39%
2015-2016
39%
2015-2016
42%
2015
33%
2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
38%
2013
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
48%
2013
48%
2013
52%
2013
52%
2013
34%
2013
34%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
62%
2013
62%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
40%
2013
40%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
47%
2012
47%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
45%
2012
45%
2012
55%
2012
55%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
49%
2012
49%
2012
44%
2011
44%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
37%
2010
37%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
63%
2010
63%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2009
65%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
32%
2009
32%
2009
65%
2008
65%
2008
39%
2008
39%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
38%
2008
38%
2008
43%
2008
43%
2008
35%
2008
35%
2008
61.2%
2008
61.2%
2008
61%
2008
61%
2008
21%
2007
21%
2007
75.7%
2007
75.7%
2007
24.3%
2007
24.3%
2007
36%
2007
36%
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
73.5%
2006
73.5%
2006
65%
2006
65%
2006
26.5%
2006
26.5%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
62%
2006
62%
2006
38%
2006
38%
2006
34%
2006
34%
2006
6%
2006
77%
2005
77%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
27%
2005
27%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
14%
2005
14%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
75%
2017-2018
90%
2021-2022
90%
2021-2022
77%
2020
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019-2020
78%
2018
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
78%
2016
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
72%
2015
82%
2015
58%
2014
71%
2014
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
75%
2007-2008
81%
2007
0%
2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
100%
2015-2016
83%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100
2007
71%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
50%
2021-2022
87%
2019-2020
67%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
89%
2015-2016
89%
2015
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
67%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
76%
2009
100%
2009-2010
96%
2005
96%
2005
84%
2012-2013
50%
2009-2010
96%
2017-2018
98%
2015-2016
98%
2015
92%
2013-2014
94%
2012
92%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
70%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
90%
2019-2020
99%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
1999-2006
90%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2019-2020
40%
2010
40%
2010
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
11%
2016
11%
2016
0%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
22%
2017
22%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
11%
2016
11%
2016
11%
2011
44
2008
20
2007
0%
2005
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
33%
2007
50%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
10%
2005
90%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
64
2007-2008
64
2007-2008
67
2007
67
2007
33
2006
33
2006
0
2005
40%
2019
46%
2018
41%
2016
51%
2014
66%
2015-2016
66%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
69%
2011
69%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
90%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2008
90%
2008
94%
2007
94%
2007
86%
2006
86%
2006
73%
2005
73%
2005
100%
2009-2010
18%
2007
18%
2007
94%
2021-2022
77%
2019-2020
46%
2017-2018
58%
2015-2016
53%
2014
51%
2011-2012
43%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
A
2010
25%
2014
25%
2014
74%
2021-2022
74%
2021-2022
40%
2019-2020
40%
2019-2020
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
55%
2015-2016
55%
2015-2016
58%
2015
55%
2014
55%
2014
58%
2013-2014
58%
2013-2014
70%
2013
62%
2011-2012
62%
2011-2012
67%
2011
63%
2011
90%
2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
77%
2009-2010
77%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009
75%
2009
70%
2009
46%
2007-2008
46%
2007-2008
60%
2007
33%
2006
0%
2013-2014
12%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
9%
2009-2010
33%
2009-2010
44
2009-2010
30%
2009
0%
2007-2008
29%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
89%
2013-2014
95%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
88%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
20%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
28%
2007
23%
2005
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
16%
2013
16%
2013
11%
2012
11%
2012
8%
2011
8%
2011
13%
2010
13%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
25%
2006
25%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
17%
2007
90%
2021-2022
90%
2021-2022
77%
2020
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019-2020
78%
2018
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
78%
2016
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
72%
2015
82%
2015
71%
2014
58%
2014
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
75%
2007-2008
81%
2007
0%
2006