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Pat Bauer'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.

0%
2002
53%
2019
63%
2018
51%
2018
59%
2017
48%
2017
44%
2015
45%
2014
48%
2013-2014
50%
2013
46%
2013
41%
2012
36%
2011
33%
2010
22%
2009-2010
0
2008
14
2007
25%
2006
20%
2005
25%
2004
43%
2003
64%
2001
27%
2000
28%
1999
27%
1998
22%
1997
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
25%
2006
25%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
17%
2001-2003
17%
2001-2003
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
20%
1997
20%
1997
94%
2017-2018
94%
2017-2018
88%
2017
88%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2003
100%
2003
73%
2002
73%
2002
100%
2000
100%
2000
100%
1998
100%
1998
78%
2019
78%
2019
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