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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.

85%
2009
64%
2007-2008
84%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
68%
1999-2000
0%
2011
0%
2010
15%
2009
0%
2008
40%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
5%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
33%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
93%
1997-1998
92%
1997
100%
1996
100%
2009-2010
100%
2002
50%
2009-2010
47%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
100%
2000
79%
1995-1996
100%
1993-1994
100%
1994
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
40%
2007-2008
67%
2001-2002
67%
2001-2002
30%
1991-1992
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
8
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
20%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
50%
1998
71%
1997
13%
1996
30%
1995
56%
1994
56%
1993
20%
2003
83%
2001-2002
100%
2011
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
50%
2000
20%
2003
20%
2003
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
83%
2001-2002
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
100%
2011
81%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
96%
2003
96%
2003
100%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
95%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
88%
2001-2002
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
92%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2010
100%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
17%
1999-2000
17%
1999-2000
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
25%
1997
25%
1997
19%
1995-1996
19%
1995-1996
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
100%
2007
0%
2004
50%
2003
50%
2001-2002
50%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2001
5%
1989-1990
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
17%
1999-2000
17%
1999-2000
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
25%
1997
25%
1997
19%
1995-1996
19%
1995-1996
13%
2009-2010
31%
2007-2008
50
2007
25%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
14%
2000
17%
1999
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997
17%
1996
100%
2001
100%
2001
16%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
40
2008
40
2007
0%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
13%
2012
67%
2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
60%
1997-1998
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
60%
2007-2008
60%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
13%
2003-2004
13%
2003-2004
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
20%
2001
43%
1999-2000
43%
1999-2000
17%
1999
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997-1998
22%
1995-1996
22%
1995-1996
50%
2007
30%
1991-1992
77%
1995-1996
77%
1995-1996
77%
2012
75%
2011
77%
2011
71%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2009
68%
2009
63%
2008
60%
2007
64%
2006
88%
2005
84%
2004
80%
2003
90%
2002
92%
2001
84%
2000
88%
1999
68%
1998
64%
1997
95%
1996
82%
1995
77%
1995
76%
1994
72%
1993
75%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
65%
2007-2008
65%
2007-2008
75%
2007
71%
2006
85%
2009
64%
2007-2008
84%
2005-2006
97%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
68%
1999-2000
91%
2004
81%
2011
67%
2009-2010
48%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
93%
2003-2004
100%
2003
75%
2001-2002
71%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
48
2007-2008
48
2007-2008
50
2007
50
2007
0
2006
27
2005
27
2005
42%
2011
42%
2011
71%
2010
71%
2010
58%
2009
58%
2009
75%
2008
75%
2008
41%
2007
41%
2007
33%
2006
33%
2006
50%
2005
50%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
87%
2003
87%
2003
67%
2002
67%
2002
72%
2009-2010
20%
2007
20%
2007
61%
2011-2012
78%
2001-2010
78%
2001-2010
59%
2012
59%
2012
24%
2011
24%
2011
74%
2011
74%
2011
68%
2011
68%
2011
64%
2010
64%
2010
53%
2010
53%
2010
59%
2009
59%
2009
54%
2009
54%
2009
61.8%
2008
61.8%
2008
56%
2008
56%
2008
58.2%
2007
58.2%
2007
60%
2007
60%
2007
54.3%
2006
54.3%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2006
54%
2005
54%
2005
53%
2005
53%
2005
49%
2005
49%
2005
67%
2004
67%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
87%
2003
87%
2003
76%
2002
76%
2002
78%
2002
78%
2002
72%
2001
72%
2001
48%
2000
48%
2000
70%
1999
70%
1999
49%
1999
49%
1999
52%
1998
52%
1998
68%
1996
68%
1996
59
2009-2010
31%
2009-2010
52%
2012
60%
2011
55%
2011
80%
2010
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
58%
2009-2010
58%
2009-2010
30%
2009
40%
2009
35%
2009
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
50%
2007
28%
2006
75%
2004
55%
2002
80%
2001
58%
2000
51%
1999
35%
1998
43%
1997
61%
1995-1996
61%
1995-1996
79%
2011
63%
2011-2012
59
2009-2010
31%
2009-2010
21%
2009-2010
42%
2009
6%
2007-2008
66%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
65%
1998-2002
36%
1997
77%
1996
77%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
0%
2007
33%
2005-2006
38%
2005
0%
2001-2004
13%
2000
13%
1999-2000
29%
1999
30%
1997-1998
50%
1997
9%
1996
15%
1995
78%
2001-2010
78%
2001-2010
48%
1999
48%
1999
52%
1998
52%
1998
45%
1998
45%
1998
30%
1996
30%
1996
68%
1996
68%
1996
22%
2000
26%
1999
70%
1998
67%
1997
71%
1996
52%
1995
16%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
40
2008
40
2007
0%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
0%
2002
70%
1999
70%
1999
80%
2005-2006
80%
2005-2006
0%
2011-2012
71%
2001
12%
2009
54%
2003-2004
40%
2003
11%
2001-2002
88%
1996
80%
2007-2008
100%
2002
100%
2006
100%
2007
33%
2005-2006
0%
2004
77%
1995-1996
77%
1995-1996
71%
2001
100%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
1999-2000
100
2007
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
67%
2002
0%
2001
22%
1994
48
2007-2008
48
2007-2008
50
2007
50
2007
0
2006
27
2005
27
2005
13%
2012
27%
2011
14%
2009
50%
2008
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
14%
2012
8%
2011-2012
0%
2011
25%
2011
25%
2010
0%
2010
11%
2009-2010
18%
2009
39%
2007-2008
53%
2007
14%
2006
20%
2005
4%
2003-2004
5%
2003
12%
2001-2002
31%
1999-2000
33%
1999