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Larry Craig'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.

97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
20%
2000
0%
1999
0%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
100%
1996
0%
2001
0%
1999
0%
1996-2003
0%
1995-1998
3%
1993-1996
100%
2002
76%
2005-2006
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
89%
1993-1994
100%
2007
78%
2001-2002
78%
2001-2002
30%
1991-1992
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
50%
1998
57%
1997
27%
1996
30%
1995
44%
1994
44%
1993
10%
2005-2006
10%
2005-2006
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2000
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
100%
2000
33%
2002
20%
2008
20%
2008
76%
2008
76%
2008
84%
2008
84%
2008
70%
2008
70%
2008
29%
2008
29%
2008
0%
2008
79.7%
2008
79.7%
2008
63%
2007
63%
2007
36%
2007
36%
2007
93%
2007
93%
2007
76%
2007
76%
2007
0%
2007
23%
2007
23%
2007
21.2%
2007
21.2%
2007
78.8%
2007
78.8%
2007
85%
2006
85%
2006
61%
2006
61%
2006
81.7%
2006
81.7%
2006
93%
2006
93%
2006
18.3%
2006
18.3%
2006
8%
2006
37%
2006
37%
2006
4%
2006
76%
2005
76%
2005
22%
2005
22%
2005
34%
2005
34%
2005
66%
2005
66%
2005
38%
2005
38%
2005
58%
2005
58%
2005
40%
2005
40%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
84%
2004
84%
2004
67%
2004
67%
2004
84%
2004
84%
2004
11%
2004
11%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
39%
2003
39%
2003
76%
2003
76%
2003
82%
2003
82%
2003
59%
2003
59%
2003
54%
2003
54%
2003
24%
2003
24%
2003
67%
2002
67%
2002
83%
2002
83%
2002
62%
2002
62%
2002
0%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
0%
2002
94%
2002
94%
2002
17%
2002
17%
2002
0%
2001
7%
2001
72%
2001
72%
2001
0%
2001
94%
2001
94%
2001
79%
2001
79%
2001
81%
2000
81%
2000
17%
2000
17%
2000
14%
2000
14%
2000
10%
2000
10%
2000
75%
2000
75%
2000
75%
2000
75%
2000
94%
1999
94%
1999
0%
1999
83%
1999
83%
1999
18%
1999
18%
1999
0%
1999
79%
1999
79%
1999
0%
1998
88%
1998
88%
1998
72%
1998
72%
1998
18%
1998
18%
1998
12%
1998
12%
1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
74%
1996
74%
1996
72%
1996
72%
1996
91%
1996
91%
1996
6%
1996
0%
1996
0%
1996
89%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2005-2006
93%
2003
93%
2003
87%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2007
100%
2003-2004
75%
2003-2004
75%
2003
12%
2003-2004
12%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
17%
1997-1998
17%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
10%
1995-1996
10%
1995-1996
0%
2001
0%
2001
22
2007
0%
2006
13%
2005
14%
2004
33%
2003
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
17%
1997-1998
17%
1997-1998
11%
1995-1996
11%
1995-1996
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
9%
1991-1992
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
98%
2004
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
86%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
0
2006
-3
2005
-3
2005
71%
2007
71%
2007
67%
2006
67%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
82%
2002
82%
2002
0%
2001-2002
50%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
85%
1998-2002
86%
1997
93%
1996
8%
2005-2006
25%
2005
0%
2001-2004
0%
2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
10%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1996
0%
1995
33%
2006
33%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
30%
1999
30%
1999
17%
1998
17%
1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
9%
1996
9%
1996
0%
1995
0%
1995
100%
2007
57%
2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
32%
2000
62%
1999
30%
1998
73%
1997
43%
1996
44%
1995
22
2007
0%
2006
13%
2005
14%
2004
33%
2003
86%
2002
60%
2007
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
33%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
12%
2003-2004
12%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
17%
1997-1998
17%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
10%
1995-1996
10%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995-1996
57%
2001
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
1999-2000
100
2007
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
100%
2007
33%
2002
0%
2001
0
2006
-3
2005
-3
2005
20%
2008
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
13%
2007
0%
2006
5%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
4%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
2007
100%
2004
100%
2003
0%
2002
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000