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Joe Heck, Jr.'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.

92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
73%
2015-2016
20%
2015
28%
2014
28%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
31%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
20%
2015
28%
2014
28%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
31%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
39%
2013
39%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
52%
2013
52%
2013
43%
2013
43%
2013
54%
2013
54%
2013
56%
2013
56%
2013
44%
2013
44%
2013
20%
2012
20%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
37%
2012
37%
2012
38%
2012
38%
2012
47%
2012
47%
2012
41%
2011
41%
2011
53%
2011
53%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
88%
2015
78%
2015
76%
2014
83%
2014
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
25%
2014
25%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
93%
2015
100%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
87%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
93%
2012-2013
100
2007
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
14%
2013-2014
6%
2016
6%
2016
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
57%
2007
57%
2007
90%
2011-2012
88%
2011
42%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
91%
2013-2014
54%
2011-2012
62%
2011
25%
2014
25%
2014
70%
2015
60%
2014
63%
2014
58%
2013-2014
58%
2013-2014
70%
2013
65%
2011-2012
65%
2011-2012
70%
2011
70%
2011
0%
2013-2014
9%
2011-2012
70%
2011-2012
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
10%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
19%
2013
19%
2013
4%
2012
4%
2012
17%
2011
17%
2011
0%
2011
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
78%
2015
88%
2015
76%
2014
83%
2014
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
6%
2016
6%
2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
73%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
6%
2011
20%
2015
28%
2014
28%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
31%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
75%
2014
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
88%
2015
78%
2015
83%
2014
76%
2014
84%
2011-2012
84%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
68%
2011-2012
57%
2007
57%
2007
64%
2015
92%
2014
69%
2013
86%
2012
87%
2011
54%
2011-2012
62%
2011
45%
2014
45%
2014
76%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
76%
2015
75%
2013
67%
2012
66%
2011
59%
2016
64%
2015
58%
2015
56%
2014
39%
2014
62%
2013
70%
2013
65%
2012
50%
2011
10%
2015
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
44%
2014
44%
2014
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
5%
2012
5%
2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
50%
2013-2014
38%
2011-2012
46%
2013-2014
46%
2013-2014
50%
2013
25%
2012
6%
2016
6%
2016
64%
2015
92%
2014
69%
2013
86%
2012
87%
2011
76%
2015
76%
2015
43%
2014
43%
2014
67%
2013
67%
2013
40%
2012
40%
2012
62%
2011
62%
2011
45%
2014
45%
2014
56%
2015
56%
2015
64%
2013-2014
64%
2013-2014
50%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
66%
2013-2014
59%
2014
14%
2013-2014
59%
2015-2016
59%
2015-2016
67%
2015
67%
2015
80%
2015
80%
2015
71%
2014
71%
2014
87%
2013
87%
2013
57%
2013
57%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
87%
2009-2013
87%
2009-2013
89%
2009-2013
89%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013
100%
2009-2013