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Randy Forbes' Ratings and Endorsements

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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%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
96%
2001-2002
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
1996
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2001
94%
2011
66%
2009-2010
69%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
20%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
15%
2007-2008
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
11%
2001-2002
11%
2001-2002
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
50%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
11%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
20%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2013-2014
11%
2013-2014
15%
2013
43%
2011-2012
43%
2011-2012
59%
2013
59%
2013
34%
2013
34%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
33%
2013
33%
2013
16%
2013
16%
2013
74%
2013
74%
2013
67%
2013
67%
2013
39%
2012
39%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
91%
2012
91%
2012
24%
2012
24%
2012
27%
2012
27%
2012
0%
2012
83%
2011
83%
2011
16%
2011
16%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
25%
2011
25%
2011
30%
2011
30%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
70%
2011
70%
2011
0%
2010
27%
2010
27%
2010
12%
2010
12%
2010
17%
2010
17%
2010
72%
2010
72%
2010
85%
2010
85%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
79%
2009
79%
2009
0%
2009
21%
2009
21%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
16%
2009
16%
2009
75%
2009
75%
2009
13%
2009
13%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
0%
2008
80.3%
2008
80.3%
2008
69%
2008
69%
2008
20%
2008
20%
2008
74%
2008
74%
2008
22%
2008
22%
2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
81%
2007
81%
2007
0%
2007
27%
2007
27%
2007
19.8%
2007
19.8%
2007
80.2%
2007
80.2%
2007
27%
2006
27%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
71%
2006
71%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
28.8%
2006
28.8%
2006
71.2%
2006
71.2%
2006
27%
2006
27%
2006
30%
2006
30%
2006
23%
2005
23%
2005
77%
2005
77%
2005
29%
2005
29%
2005
70%
2005
70%
2005
19%
2005
19%
2005
80%
2005
80%
2005
17%
2005
17%
2005
79%
2005
79%
2005
17%
2004
17%
2004
76%
2004
76%
2004
24%
2004
24%
2004
16%
2004
16%
2004
78%
2004
78%
2004
84%
2004
84%
2004
9%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
65%
2003
65%
2003
84%
2003
84%
2003
21%
2003
21%
2003
77%
2003
77%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
0%
2002
17%
2002
17%
2002
69%
2002
69%
2002
0%
2002
28%
2002
28%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
85%
2002
85%
2002
84%
2002
84%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2001
33%
2003
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
94%
2015
80%
2015
78%
2014
58%
2014
73%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007
0%
2006
50%
2014
50%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
66
2007
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2015
100%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
78%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
98%
2003
98%
2003
93%
2012-2013
88%
2015
100%
2013-2014
95%
2012
96%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
83%
1998-1999
100%
2015-2016
70%
1999-2006
60%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
35%
2003-2004
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2004
6%
2016
6%
2016
11%
2011
40
2008
30
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
50%
2003
71%
2006-2012
71%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
50%
2007
50%
2014
50%
2014
0%
2007
0%
2001-2002
40%
2013
60%
2013
80%
2013
73%
2009
92%
2009
73%
2007
67%
2007
57%
2005
68%
2005
45%
2005
63%
2004
80
2003
80
2003
80
2003
90
2002
90
2002
90
2002
73%
2001
0%
2014
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
96%
2001-2002
95%
2004
90%
2011-2012
88%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
86%
2001-2002
12
2007-2008
12
2007-2008
13
2007
13
2007
25
2006
25
2006
8
2005
66%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
53%
2011
53%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
95%
2009
95%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
86%
2007
86%
2007
83%
2006
83%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
93%
2004
93%
2004
96%
2003
96%
2003
93%
2002
93%
2002
100%
2009-2010
15%
2007
15%
2007
57%
2014
62%
2011-2012
67%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
A
2010
50%
2014
50%
2014
87%
1999
0%
2001-2002
0%
2013-2014
85%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
9%
2009-2010
85
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
12%
2009
24%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
90%
1998-2002
10%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
12%
2007-2008
14%
2007
8%
2005
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
3%
2013
3%
2013
4%
2012
4%
2012
8%
2011
8%
2011
13%
2010
13%
2010
8%
2009
8%
2009
10%
2008
10%
2008
9%
2007
9%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
17%
2005
17%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
17%
2007
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
80%
2015
94%
2015
78%
2014
58%
2014
82%
2011-2012
82%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007
0%
2006
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
96%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002
95%
2001-2002