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Mark Cole's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:
  • State House (VA) - District 88, Republican

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.

100%
2011-2012
83%
2018
96%
2017
89%
2017
86%
2016
74%
2016
100%
2015
70%
2014
96%
2013
100%
2012
77%
2005
100%
2002-2003
81%
2018
81%
2018
80%
2017
80%
2017
82%
2017
82%
2017
77%
2016
77%
2016
86%
2015
86%
2015
82%
2014-2015
82%
2014-2015
78%
2014
78%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
67%
2013
67%
2013
75%
2012
75%
2012
90%
2012
90%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
73
2010
73
2010
82%
2010
82%
2010
63
2010
63
2010
52
2010
52
2010
79%
2009
79%
2009
71
2009
71
2009
53
2009
53
2009
63
2009
63
2009
81
2008
81
2008
61%
2007
61%
2007
77%
2005
77%
2005
71%
2004
71%
2004
50%
2003
50%
2003
79%
2002
79%
2002
92%
2019
95%
2018
91%
2018
91%
2017
90%
2017
90%
2016
85%
2016
93%
2015
91%
2015
75%
2014
100%
2020
100%
2020
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
100%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
100%
2002-2003
88%
2019
80%
2018
78%
2018
100%
2017
78%
2017
73%
2016
73%
2016
94%
2015
75%
2014
70%
2013
83%
2012-2017
55%
2012
80%
2004-2014
41%
2020
47%
2019
47%
2019
47%
2018
38%
2018
48%
2017
50%
2017
0%
2016
47%
2016
50%
2015
33%
2015
60%
2014
50%
2013
50%
2013
44%
2012
33%
2011
29%
2010
46%
2009
57%
2008
83
2007
67%
2006
50%
2005
60%
2004
40%
2003
57%
2002
51%
2000-2011
53%
2000-2010
29%
2018
27%
2017
30%
2017
0%
2016
26%
2015-2019
26%
2015-2019
13%
2015
28%
2014-2018
28%
2014-2018
19%
2004-2005
19%
2004-2005
19%
2004-2005
19%
2004-2005
9%
2019
17%
2018
17%
2018
9%
2018
17%
2017
17%
2017
10%
2017
10%
2017
19%
2016
19%
2016
12%
2016
12%
2016
18%
2015
18%
2015
14%
2015
14%
2015
18%
2014
18%
2014
13%
2014
13%
2014
0%
2012
11%
2012
11%
2012
5%
2010
0%
2010
6%
2009
6
2008
7%
2007
25%
2006
25%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2002
29%
2003
100%
2020
100%
2020
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
100%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
100%
2002-2003
100%
2016
100%
2016
0%
2013
0%
2012
13%
2007
0%
2005
0
2004
88%
2019
79%
2019
79%
2019
80%
2018
78%
2018
78%
2018
80%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
78%
2017
78%
2017
73%
2016
73%
2016
73%
2016
73%
2016
94%
2015
94%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2014
70%
2013
70%
2013
83%
2012-2017
83%
2012-2017
55%
2012
55%
2012
80%
2004-2014
80%
2004-2014
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