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Barbara Boxer's Ratings and Endorsements

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.

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2013-2014
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2001-2002
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1997-1998
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1996
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2015
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2010
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2008
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2001
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1999
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1996-2003
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1995-1998
97%
1993-1996
25%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2002
60%
2011
50%
2009-2010
56%
2007-2008
35%
2005-2006
67%
2000
60%
1999
37%
1995-1996
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1993-1994
100%
2014
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2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
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2013
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
75%
2007-2008
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
70%
1991-1992
100%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
80
2007-2008
80
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
90%
1999-2000
90%
1999-2000
90%
1998
100%
1997
87%
1996
70%
1995
89%
1994
89%
1993
100%
2003
78%
2001-2002
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2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
60%
2011-2012
60%
2011-2012
100%
2003
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
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2000
100%
2003
100%
2003
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
83%
2009-2010
75%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
91%
2005-2006
100%
2004
91%
2003
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
86%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
80%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
78%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
80%
1993-1994
90%
2003
90%
2003
67%
2002
83%
2013
83%
2013
18%
2013
18%
2013
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2013
35%
2013
35%
2013
64%
2013
64%
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2013
93%
2013
93%
2013
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
87%
2012
92%
2011
92%
2011
81%
2011
81%
2011
48%
2011
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2011
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2011
19%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
0%
2011
86%
2011
86%
2011
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2011
15%
2011
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2010
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2010
47%
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47%
2010
67%
2010
67%
2010
21%
2010
21%
2010
78%
2010
78%
2010
49%
2010
49%
2010
0%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
78%
2009
78%
2009
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2009
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2009
78%
2009
78%
2009
76%
2009
76%
2009
21%
2009
21%
2009
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2009
55%
2009
55%
2009
23%
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23%
2009
6%
2008
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2008
9.8%
2008
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10.2%
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10.2%
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1998
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1998
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1998
63%
1998
86%
1998
86%
1998
26%
1998
26%
1998
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1996
74%
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1996
17%
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1996
78%
1996
77%
1996
77%
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19%
1996
19%
1996
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1996
20%
1996
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
2%
2014
2%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
9%
2007
29%
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2014
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2013-2014
25%
2007-2008
28%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2007
44%
2015
44%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
24%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
30%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2009
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2005
7%
2003
7%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
35%
2015
50%
2013-2014
30%
2012
36%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
17%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
25%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
25%
2011-2012
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2011
22%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
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2010
100%
2010
69%
2013-2014
69%
2013-2014
92%
2005-2006
92%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
82%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
92%
2001-2002
92%
2001-2002
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
88%
1997
88%
1997
95%
1995-1996
95%
1995-1996
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
100%
2001
100%
2001
74%
2011
89
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
80%
2015
43%
2014
67%
2013
63%
2012
33%
2006-2012
33%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
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2001-2002
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2001
100%
1999-2000
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1999-2000
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1999
100%
1997-1998
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1997-1998
100%
1995-1996
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1995-1996
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2007
100%
2007
88%
2007
75%
2007
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2014
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2014
100%
1991-1992
100%
1991-1992
96%
2005-2006
100%
2005
75%
1998
85%
2001-2002
6%
1995-1996
6%
1995-1996
3%
2016
5%
2015
4%
2014
3%
2014
4%
2013
3%
2013
3%
2012
4%
2012
0%
2011
3%
2011
3%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
3%
2009
4%
2008
4%
2007
8%
2006
12%
2005
4%
2004
10%
2003
5%
2002
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2001
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2000
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1999
4%
1998
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1997
5%
1996
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1995
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1995
0%
1994
12%
1993
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
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2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
7%
2001-2002
5%
1999-2000
4%
2004
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
3%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
0%
2003
33%
2001-2002
14%
2000
0%
1997-1998
50%
1995-1996
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
40%
2011
40%
2011