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Mark Obenshain'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.

100%
2011-2012
95%
2018
80%
2019
80%
2019
86%
2018
86%
2018
91%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2017
92%
2016
92%
2016
89%
2015
89%
2015
69%
2014-2015
69%
2014-2015
91%
2014
91%
2014
77%
2013
77%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
72%
2012
72%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
94%
2012
94%
2012
74%
2012
74%
2012
83%
2012
83%
2012
75
2010
75
2010
68
2010
68
2010
83
2010
83
2010
91%
2010
91%
2010
79
2009
79
2009
85%
2009
85%
2009
72
2009
72
2009
64
2009
64
2009
94
2008
94
2008
65%
2007
65%
2007
100%
2005
100%
2005
65%
2004
65%
2004
0%
2017
40%
2016
25%
2013
0%
2012
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2005
0
2004
100%
2020
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
92%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
73%
2019
72%
2018
80%
2018
72%
2017
80%
2017
60%
2016
71%
2016
88%
2015
70%
2014
70%
2013
67%
2012-2017
65%
2012
60%
2004-2014
32%
2021
32%
2022
9%
2021
32%
2021
18%
2020
35%
2020
38%
2019
43%
2019
37%
2018
45%
2018
36%
2017
38%
2017
20%
2016
36%
2016
40%
2015
38%
2015
40%
2014
46%
2013
39%
2013
42%
2012
36%
2011
56%
2010
13%
2009
56%
2008
33
2007
29%
2006
20%
2005
44%
2004
38%
2000-2011
38%
2000-2010
7%
2021
29%
2019
29%
2019
45%
2018
23%
2017
29%
2017
0%
2016
29%
2015-2019
29%
2015-2019
43%
2015
33%
2014-2018
33%
2014-2018
100%
2020
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
92%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
18%
2019
18%
2019
18%
2018
18%
2018
22%
2018
22%
2018
21%
2017
21%
2017
17%
2017
17%
2017
16%
2016
16%
2016
23%
2016
23%
2016
14%
2015
14%
2015
20%
2015
20%
2015
6%
2014
14%
2014
14%
2014
0%
2012
13%
2012
13%
2012
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
0
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
1%
2020
1%
2020
7%
2019
7%
2019
0%
2017
40%
2016
25%
2013
0%
2012
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2005
0
2004
100%
2020-2021
100%
2020
100%
2020
100%
2018-2019
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
100%
2008-2009
92%
2006-2007
92%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
100%
2004-2005
73%
2019
74%
2019
74%
2019
72%
2018
80%
2018
80%
2018
72%
2018
72%
2017
72%
2017
80%
2017
80%
2017
60%
2016
60%
2016
71%
2016
71%
2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
70%
2014
70%
2014
70%
2013
70%
2013
67%
2012-2017
67%
2012-2017
65%
2012
65%
2012
60%
2004-2014
60%
2004-2014
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