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Jim Cooper'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.

10%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
31%
2013-2014
28%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
11%
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
18%
2003
17%
2015
20%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
50%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2010
50%
2009
100%
2007
35%
2006
60%
2005
100%
2004
30%
2003
0%
2019
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
10%
2011-2012
0%
2011
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
20%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
58%
2015-2016
40%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
50%
2014
23%
2011
16%
2009-2010
46%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
88%
2020
91%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
63%
2015-2016
63%
2015-2016
50%
2015
94%
2014
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
33%
2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
25
2007-2008
25
2007-2008
66%
2005-2006
66%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
50%
2003-2004
5%
2017
5%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
12%
2012
12%
2012
55%
2007-2008
55%
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
10%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
37%
2017-2018
37%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
44%
2003
93%
2019-2020
93%
2019-2020
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
63%
2005-2006
63%
2005-2006
44%
2003
44%
2003
44%
2003
88%
2020
91%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
63%
2015-2016
63%
2015-2016
50%
2015
94%
2014
94%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
92%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
82%
2019
43%
2018
41%
2017
38%
2015-2016
33%
2015
41%
2013-2014
50%
2013
45%
2011-2012
50%
2011
67%
2009-2010
54%
2009
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007
28%
2005-2006
17%
2005
44%
2004
44%
2003
100%
2006
59%
2013
59%
2013
38%
2013
38%
2013
61%
2013
61%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
40%
2013
40%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
40%
2013
40%
2013
39%
2012
39%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
61%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
39%
2012
59%
2011
59%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
40%
2011
40%
2011
41%
2011
41%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
46%
2010
46%
2010
57%
2010
57%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
52%
2010
52%
2010
43%
2010
43%
2010
52%
2010
52%
2010
51%
2010
51%
2010
35%
2009
35%
2009
57%
2009
57%
2009
46%
2009
46%
2009
54%
2009
54%
2009
62%
2009
62%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
42%
2009
58%
2009
58%
2009
50%
2008
50%
2008
46%
2008
46%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
46.8%
2008
46.8%
2008
52%
2008
52%
2008
53%
2008
53%
2008
49%
2008
49%
2008
42%
2008
42%
2008
52%
2007
52%
2007
37%
2007
37%
2007
62%
2007
62%
2007
51%
2007
51%
2007
45.3%
2007
45.3%
2007
47%
2007
47%
2007
49%
2007
49%
2007
54.7%
2007
54.7%
2007
31%
2006
31%
2006
39%
2006
39%
2006
36.3%
2006
36.3%
2006
62%
2006
62%
2006
68%
2006
68%
2006
60%
2006
60%
2006
63.7%
2006
63.7%
2006
38%
2006
38%
2006
38%
2005
38%
2005
40%
2005
40%
2005
60%
2005
60%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
39%
2005
39%
2005
58%
2005
58%
2005
42%
2005
42%
2005
39%
2004
39%
2004
60%
2004
60%
2004
60%
2004
60%
2004
40%
2004
40%
2004
70%
2004
70%
2004
29%
2004
29%
2004
36%
2003
36%
2003
62%
2003
62%
2003
35%
2003
35%
2003
63%
2003
63%
2003
57%
2003
57%
2003
64%
2003
64%
2003
38%
2003
38%
2003
42%
2003
42%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
18%
2019
19%
2017-2018
19%
2017-2018
9%
2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
15%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
25%
2015
24%
2015
24%
2014
33%
2014
30%
2014
24%
2014
18%
2011-2012
18%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
35%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
10%
2007-2008
30%
2007
100%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
26%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
42%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
41%
2003-2004
100
2007
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
23%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
40%
2003-2004
20%
2003
52%
2019-2020
20%
2017-2018
55%
2015-2016
54%
2015
42%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
76%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
27%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
50%
2003-2004
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
23%
2009
25%
2009-2010
29%
2003
29%
2003
20%
2012-2013
19%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
46%
2015
40%
2013-2014
43%
2012
52%
2011-2012
56%
2009-2010
35%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
45%
2003-2004
50%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
25%
2017-2018
47%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
46%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
71%
2011
0%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
62%
2005-2006
62%
2003-2004
62%
2003
66%
2011
69%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
45%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
71%
2005-2006
71%
2005-2006
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
17%
2003-2004
67%
2016
67%
2016
95%
2019
67%
2012
0%
2011
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
67%
2007
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
25%
2004
25%
2003
67%
2016
67%
2016
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
10%
2013-2014
10%
2013-2014
71%
2005-2006
71%
2005-2006
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003-2004
83%
2003
83%
2003
8%
2017
8%
2017
20%
2015-2016
20%
2015-2016
68%
2017-2018
76%
2015-2016
90%
2015
77%
2013-2014
61%
2011-2012
40%
2011
81%
2009-2010
73%
2007-2008
67
2007
77%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
88%
2015-2016
100%
2004
67%
2016
67%
2016
47%
2011
67
2008
78
2007
50%
2005
71%
2004
83%
2003
7%
2015
25%
2013
33%
2012
83%
2006-2012
83%
2006-2012
100%
2014
94%
2017-2018
94%
2017-2018
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
100%
2014
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
80%
2011-2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
55%
2003-2004
55%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
83%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
47%
2014
47%
2014
7%
2019
32%
2018
22%
2018
11%
2017
21%
2017
22%
2016
8%
2016
21%
2015
23%
2014
8%
2014
24%
2013
28%
2013
24%
2012
24%
2012
16%
2011
24%
2011
35%
2010
25%
2010
23%
2009
16%
2009
20%
2008
16%
2007
40%
2006
24%
2005
13%
2004
36%
2003
67%
1994
38%
1993
10%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
31%
2013-2014
28%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
11%
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
18%
2003
30%
2004
20%
2011-2012
18%
2011
22%
2009-2010
27%
2007-2008
46%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
38%
2003
26%
2018
32%
2016
34%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
25%
2012
25%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2011
22%
2010
22%
2010
13%
2009
13%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
29%
2005
29%
2005
21%
2004
21%
2004
15%
2003
15%
2003
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
7%
2017-2018
17%
2015-2016
30%
2014
27%
2011-2012
19%
2011
36%
2001-2010
36%
2001-2010
F
2010
0%
2014
0%
2014
30%
2019
21%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
8%
2015-2016
8%
2015-2016
10%
2015
23%
2014
35%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
20%
2013
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
10%
2011
10%
2011
40%
2010
13%
2009-2010
13%
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
18%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
11%
2009-2010
10%
2009
20%
2009
0%
2009
13%
2007-2008
13%
2007-2008
10%
2007
20%
2006
13%
2005
10%
2004
29%
2004
38%
2003
25%
2013-2014
49%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
64%
2009-2010
11
2009-2010
38%
2009-2010
58%
2009
20%
2007-2008
48%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
26%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
74%
2005-2006