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Darlene Hooley'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.

13%
2003-2004
14%
2003
11%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
100%
2001
35%
2005-2006
83%
2000
50%
1999
85%
2007
62%
2001-2002
62%
2001-2002
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
78%
1998
100%
1997
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
78%
2003
88%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
78%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
66%
2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
85%
2008
85%
2008
23%
2008
23%
2008
13.3%
2008
13.3%
2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
0%
2008
0%
2008
66%
2007
66%
2007
11%
2007
11%
2007
34%
2007
34%
2007
73.3%
2007
73.3%
2007
35%
2007
35%
2007
65%
2007
65%
2007
26.7%
2007
26.7%
2007
89%
2007
89%
2007
64%
2006
64%
2006
28.8%
2006
28.8%
2006
35%
2006
35%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
32%
2006
32%
2006
80%
2006
80%
2006
71.2%
2006
71.2%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
31%
2005
31%
2005
26%
2005
26%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
34%
2005
34%
2005
66%
2005
66%
2005
32%
2005
32%
2005
67%
2005
67%
2005
69%
2005
69%
2005
61%
2004
61%
2004
42%
2004
42%
2004
57%
2004
57%
2004
68%
2004
68%
2004
38%
2004
38%
2004
31%
2004
31%
2004
70%
2003
70%
2003
67%
2003
67%
2003
64%
2003
64%
2003
32%
2003
32%
2003
68%
2003
68%
2003
27%
2003
27%
2003
35%
2003
35%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
29%
2002
29%
2002
70%
2002
70%
2002
39%
2002
39%
2002
61%
2002
61%
2002
77%
2002
77%
2002
30%
2002
30%
2002
19%
2002
19%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
21%
2001
21%
2001
79%
2001
79%
2001
38%
2001
38%
2001
19%
2001
19%
2001
62%
2001
62%
2001
81%
2001
81%
2001
76%
2000
76%
2000
28%
2000
28%
2000
69%
2000
69%
2000
63%
2000
63%
2000
23%
2000
23%
2000
36%
2000
36%
2000
64%
1999
64%
1999
78%
1999
78%
1999
30%
1999
30%
1999
17%
1999
17%
1999
35%
1999
35%
1999
69%
1999
69%
1999
81%
1998
81%
1998
84%
1998
84%
1998
16%
1998
16%
1998
11%
1998
11%
1998
32%
1998
32%
1998
67%
1998
67%
1998
100%
2003
58%
2007-2008
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
60%
2005-2006
20%
2003
20%
2003
32%
2003-2004
24%
2001-2002
20%
2007
33%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
63%
1997-1998
63%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
45%
2003-2004
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
88
2007
75%
2006
75%
2005
71%
2004
67%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
55%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
91%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
88%
2001-2002
41%
2007
36%
2005
53%
2005
20%
2005
40%
2004
45
2003
45
2003
45
2003
39
2002
39
2002
39
2002
21%
2001
36%
2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
20%
1997-1998
20%
1997-1998
13%
2003-2004
14%
2003
11%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
34%
2004
31%
2005-2006
32%
2003-2004
38%
2003
29%
2001-2002
36%
2000
25%
1997-1998
88%
2001-2002
60%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
32%
1998-2002
10%
1997
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
78%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
86%
2006
86%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
89%
2003
89%
2003
70%
2002
70%
2002
63%
2001
63%
2001
60%
2000
60%
2000
81%
1999
81%
1999
88%
1998
88%
1998
92%
1997
92%
1997
0%
2007
0%
2006
13%
2003-2004
14%
2003
11%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
15%
2000
73%
1999
31%
1998
68%
1997
88
2007
75%
2006
75%
2005
71%
2004
67%
2003
50%
2002
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
33%
2004
50%
2003
33%
2001-2002
33%
2001-2002
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
80%
1999-2000
80%
1999-2000
63%
1997-1998
63%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
20%
1997-1998
20%
1997-1998
90%
2003-2004
90%
2003-2004
88%
2003
75%
1999-2000
75%
1999-2000
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
85%
2007
100%
2004
92%
2008
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
85%
2007
92%
2006
100%
2005
94%
2003-2004
90%
2003
86%
2001-2002
87%
1999-2000
81%
1999
93%
1998
94%
1997
100%
2007
78%
2002
13%
2003-2004
14%
2003
11%
2001-2002
15%
1999-2000
25%
2004
25%
2003
17%
2002
7%
1999-2000
7%
1997-1998
22%
1997
14%
2006
14%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
36%
2004
36%
2004
19%
2003
19%
2003
27%
2002
27%
2002