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Stephen Lynch's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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.

20%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
18%
2009
11%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
30%
2003-2004
41%
2003
36%
2001-2002
17%
2015
80%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2010
100%
2019
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
50%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2010
50%
2009
100%
2007
0%
2006
25%
2005
0%
2004
10%
2003
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
10%
2011-2012
0%
2011
33%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
55%
2005-2006
64%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
50%
2014
5%
2011
33%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
94%
2020
95%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
92%
2015
94%
2014
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
46%
2007-2008
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
78%
2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
83%
2003-2004
83%
2003-2004
55%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
50%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
65%
2019-2020
65%
2019-2020
79%
2017-2018
79%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
56%
2013-2014
56%
2013-2014
67%
2011-2012
67%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
86%
2009-2010
80%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
80%
2004
100%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
94%
2020
95%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
88%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
92%
2015
94%
2014
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
91%
2013-2014
100%
2013
90%
2011-2012
88%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
85%
2005-2006
83%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
50%
2001-2002
100%
2008-2009
68%
2013
68%
2013
31%
2013
31%
2013
62%
2013
62%
2013
37%
2013
37%
2013
26%
2013
26%
2013
74%
2013
74%
2013
90%
2013
90%
2013
76%
2012
76%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
23%
2012
23%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
29%
2012
29%
2012
27%
2011
27%
2011
31%
2011
31%
2011
68%
2011
68%
2011
18%
2011
18%
2011
32%
2011
32%
2011
82%
2011
82%
2011
73%
2011
73%
2011
68%
2011
68%
2011
25%
2010
25%
2010
40%
2010
40%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
71%
2010
71%
2010
59%
2010
59%
2010
29%
2009
29%
2009
35%
2009
35%
2009
62%
2009
62%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
31%
2009
31%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
76%
2008
76%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
24%
2008
24%
2008
26%
2008
26%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
23%
2008
23%
2008
28%
2008
28%
2008
74%
2008
74%
2008
27.7%
2007
27.7%
2007
82%
2007
82%
2007
0%
2007
42%
2007
42%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
72.3%
2007
72.3%
2007
31%
2007
31%
2007
68%
2007
68%
2007
16%
2006
16%
2006
27.8%
2006
27.8%
2006
35%
2006
35%
2006
31%
2006
31%
2006
64%
2006
64%
2006
83%
2006
83%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
72.2%
2006
72.2%
2006
71%
2005
71%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
75%
2005
75%
2005
25%
2005
25%
2005
69%
2005
69%
2005
28%
2005
28%
2005
29%
2005
29%
2005
31%
2005
31%
2005
28%
2004
28%
2004
33%
2004
33%
2004
72%
2004
72%
2004
66%
2004
66%
2004
68%
2004
68%
2004
30%
2004
30%
2004
25%
2003
25%
2003
28%
2003
28%
2003
39%
2003
39%
2003
80%
2003
80%
2003
75%
2003
75%
2003
19%
2003
19%
2003
72%
2003
72%
2003
61%
2003
61%
2003
74%
2002
74%
2002
71%
2002
71%
2002
92%
2002
92%
2002
7%
2002
41%
2002
41%
2002
58%
2002
58%
2002
26%
2002
26%
2002
29%
2002
29%
2002
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
8%
2021-2022
10%
2019-2020
10%
2019-2020
9%
2019-2020
4%
2017-2018
6%
2017-2018
9%
2015-2016
6%
2015-2016
6%
2015
6%
2015
9%
2014
7%
2014
10%
2014
6%
2014
5%
2011-2012
4%
2011-2012
11%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
9%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
100
2007
50%
2021-2022
83%
2019-2020
41%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
41%
2015-2016
38%
2015
40%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
42%
2013-2014
50%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
25%
2009-2010
9%
2003
9%
2003
30%
2012-2013
19%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
22%
2015
17%
2013-2014
19%
2012
20%
2011-2012
41%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
100%
1996
25%
2003-2004
40%
2019-2020
25%
2017-2018
24%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
7%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
8%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
81%
2017-2018
81%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
90%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
94%
2005-2006
94%
2005-2006
69%
2003-2004
69%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
86%
2001-2002
64%
2003-2004
42%
2020
41%
2019
59%
2019
64%
2018
40%
2018
38%
2017
46%
2017
38%
2016
43%
2016
45%
2015
37%
2015
37%
2014
46%
2014
36%
2013
33%
2013
36%
2012
25%
2012
31%
2011
38%
2010
13%
2010
36%
2009
53%
2008
41%
2008
60%
2007
27%
2006
37%
2005
43%
2004
27%
2003
40%
2002
44%
2001
80%
2017-2018
80%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
95%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
14%
2017
14%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
78%
2019-2020
78%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
77%
2013-2014
61%
2011-2012
60%
2011
80%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
83
2007
76%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001
83%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
86%
2013-2014
100%
2004
80%
2017-2018
80%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
89%
2011
100
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
86%
2015
60%
2014
75%
2013
44%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
90%
2011-2012
90%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
91%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
82%
2005-2006
86%
2005
100%
2007
50%
2001-2002
20%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
18%
2009
11%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
30%
2003-2004
41%
2003
36%
2001-2002
33%
2004
10%
1997-1998
6%
2011-2012
3%
2011
17%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
54%
2003
50%
2001-2002