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Jeff Sessions III'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%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
94%
1999-2000
0%
2015
0%
2014
20%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
75%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
33%
2002
70%
2011
50%
2009-2010
64%
2007-2008
76%
2005-2006
100%
2000
100%
1999
60%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
30%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
64%
1999-2000
64%
1999-2000
22%
1998
43%
1997
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
57%
2014
57%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
2%
2012
2%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2011
13%
2007-2008
13%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
40%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
20%
2011-2012
20%
2011-2012
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2000
0%
2003
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
60%
2015
17%
2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
17%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
33%
2002
15%
2013
15%
2013
80%
2013
80%
2013
17%
2013
17%
2013
83%
2013
83%
2013
16%
2013
16%
2013
15%
2013
15%
2013
84%
2013
84%
2013
77%
2012
77%
2012
16%
2012
16%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
89%
2012
89%
2012
81%
2012
81%
2012
10%
2012
10%
2012
19%
2012
19%
2012
94%
2011
94%
2011
6%
2011
84%
2011
84%
2011
16%
2011
16%
2011
26%
2011
26%
2011
71%
2011
71%
2011
12%
2011
12%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
0%
2010
15%
2010
15%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
21%
2010
21%
2010
0%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
87%
2010
87%
2010
74%
2010
74%
2010
11%
2009
11%
2009
94%
2009
94%
2009
5%
2009
20%
2009
20%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
0%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
79%
2009
79%
2009
24%
2008
24%
2008
8%
2008
71%
2008
71%
2008
72%
2008
72%
2008
79.2%
2008
79.2%
2008
21%
2008
21%
2008
27%
2008
27%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
26%
2007
26%
2007
14.2%
2007
14.2%
2007
87%
2007
87%
2007
91%
2007
91%
2007
85.8%
2007
85.8%
2007
0%
2007
9%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
92%
2006
92%
2006
90.5%
2006
90.5%
2006
13%
2006
13%
2006
0%
2006
0%
2006
82%
2006
82%
2006
9.5%
2006
9.5%
2006
82%
2006
82%
2006
9%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
77%
2005
77%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2005
91%
2005
91%
2005
84%
2004
84%
2004
16%
2004
16%
2004
0%
2004
67%
2004
67%
2004
81%
2004
81%
2004
11%
2004
11%
2004
0%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
14%
2003
14%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
82%
2003
82%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2003
71%
2002
71%
2002
56%
2002
56%
2002
26%
2002
26%
2002
42%
2002
42%
2002
30%
2002
30%
2002
0%
2002
62%
2002
62%
2002
73%
2002
73%
2002
94%
2001
94%
2001
30%
2001
30%
2001
73%
2001
73%
2001
65%
2001
65%
2001
0%
2001
22%
2001
22%
2001
0%
2000
95%
2000
95%
2000
0%
2000
75%
2000
75%
2000
90%
2000
90%
2000
14%
2000
14%
2000
26%
1999
26%
1999
13%
1999
13%
1999
10%
1999
10%
1999
84%
1999
84%
1999
71%
1999
71%
1999
84%
1999
84%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
0%
1998
90%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
90%
2015
100%
2015
88%
2014
87%
2014
83%
2014
81%
2014
86%
2011-2012
86%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
96%
2009-2010
96%
2009-2010
81%
2007-2008
81%
2007-2008
90%
2007
86%
2006
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
0
2007
68%
2015
47%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
70%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
71%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
77%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
83%
2001-2002
96%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2003
33%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
71%
2015
88%
2013-2014
84%
2012
75%
2011-2012
85%
2009-2010
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
96%
2003-2004
94%
2001-2002
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
71%
2011
77%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
7%
2013-2014
7%
2013-2014
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
6%
2003-2004
6%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
15%
2001-2002
15%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
8%
1997-1998
8%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
100%
2012
14%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
20%
2005-2006
20%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
7%
2013-2014
7%
2013-2014
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
6%
2003-2004
6%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
15%
2001-2002
15%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
8%
1997-1998
8%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
8%
2009
8%
2009
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
0%
2001
0%
2001
11%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2009
20
2008
10
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
83%
2006-2012
83%
2006-2012
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
0%
2007
0%
2007
11%
2007
0%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
92%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
94%
1999-2000
100%
2004
88%
2011-2012
91%
2011
93%
2009-2010
96%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2000
100%
1997-1998
38
2007-2008
38
2007-2008
29
2007
29
2007
0
2006
7
2005
80%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
85%
2012
85%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
94%
2009
94%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
92%
2002
92%
2002
100%
2009-2010
30%
2007
30%
2007