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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.

0%
2018
91%
2015-2016
91%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
77%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
0%
2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
40%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
20%
2000
0%
1999
5%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
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%
2015-2016
67%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2002
83%
2014
100%
2011
50%
2009-2010
82%
2007-2008
94%
2005-2006
83%
2000
100%
1995-1996
89%
1993-1994
0%
1994
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
57%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
40%
1991-1992
60%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
58%
1999-2000
58%
1999-2000
50%
1998
71%
1997
29%
1996
22%
1995
44%
1994
44%
1993
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
40%
2011-2012
40%
2011-2012
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2000
0%
2003
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
57%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013
22%
2011-2012
22%
2011-2012
14%
2015-2016
28%
2015
25%
2013-2014
20%
2013
42%
2011-2012
20%
2011
11%
2009-2010
17%
2009
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007
20%
2005-2006
20%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
25%
2001-2002
20%
1999-2000
25%
1999
0%
1995-1996
25%
1995
5%
1993-1994
0%
2003
0%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
78%
2001-2002
86%
2000
80%
1999
100%
1998
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
100%
1995
83%
2015-2016
82%
2015
82%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
80%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
87%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2018
100%
2011
84%
2009
100%
2009-2010
100%
2005
100%
2003
100%
2003
33%
2013-2014
50%
2012-2013
100%
2015
67%
2013-2014
93%
2012
100%
2011-2012
92%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
94%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
92%
1999-2006
100%
1999-2004
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
75%
2011-2012
71%
2011
88%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
50%
2011
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
50%
2010
50%
2010
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
19%
2001-2002
19%
2001-2002
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
8%
1997-1998
8%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
88%
2018
86%
2017
88%
2017
100%
2016
88%
2016
93%
2015
88%
2015
88%
2014
100%
2014
88%
2013
63%
2013
88%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2011
88%
2010
100%
2010
86%
2009
87%
2008
88%
2008
82%
2007
92%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
86%
2001
100%
2000
88%
1999
100%
1998
90%
1997
91%
1996
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2004
20%
2003
0%
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
8%
1999-2000
8%
1999-2000
8%
1997-1998
8%
1997-1998
0%
1997
0%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
7%
2015
0%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
7%
2009-2010
14%
2007-2008
14
2007
8%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
14%
2000
17%
1999
33%
1997-1998
33%
1997
11%
1996
100%
2001
100%
2001
11%
2011
0%
2010
36%
2009
40
2008
10
2007
0%
2005
14%
2004
50%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
13%
2012
83%
2006-2012
83%
2006-2012
60%
1997-1998
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
20%
2001
14%
1999-2000
14%
1999-2000
17%
1999
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
11%
1995-1996
11%
1995-1996
100%
2014
100%
2014
18%
1991-1992
77%
1995-1996
77%
1995-1996
78%
2017
60%
2016
78%
2016
58%
2015
63%
2014
79%
2014
79%
2013
60%
2013
79%
2012
52%
2012
80%
2011
70%
2011
88%
2010
80%
2010
84%
2009
80%
2009
68%
2008
83%
2007
67%
2006
88%
2005
92%
2004
85%
2003
90%
2002
88%
2001
92%
2000
84%
1999
76%
1998
56%
1997
94%
1996
81%
1995
83%
1995
92%
1994
84%
1993
76%
2017-2018
76%
2017-2018
90%
2015-2016
90%
2015-2016
79%
2015-2016
79%
2015-2016
89%
2015
75%
2015
72%
2014
56%
2014
63%
2014
71%
2014
73%
2011-2012
73%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
71%
2007-2008
71%
2007-2008
83%
2007
0%
2006
91%
2015-2016
91%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
77%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
99%
2004
94%
2011-2012
91%
2011
93%
2009-2010
86%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
62%
2001-2002
86%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
19
2007-2008
19
2007-2008
7
2007
0
2006
0
2005
45%
2014
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
66%
2013
66%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
82%
2007
82%
2007
63%
2006
63%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
67%
2002
67%
2002
100%
2009-2010
30%
2007
30%
2007
30%
2015-2016
51%
2014
60%
2011-2012
93%
2001-2010
93%
2001-2010
57%
2013
57%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2012
68%
2012
68%
2012
68%
2012
40%
2011
40%
2011
59%
2011
59%
2011
63%
2011
63%
2011
67%
2010
67%
2010
77%
2010
77%
2010
73%
2009
73%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
65.7%
2008
65.7%
2008
67%
2008
67%
2008
76.7%
2007
76.7%
2007
73%
2007
73%
2007
64.3%
2006
64.3%
2006
60%
2006
60%
2006
83%
2005
83%
2005
90%
2005
90%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
67%
2004
67%
2004
87%
2003
87%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
76%
2002
76%
2002
80%
2002
80%
2002
94%
2001
94%
2001
58%
2000
58%
2000
60%
1999
60%
1999
63%
1999
63%
1999
58%
1998
58%
1998
65%
1996
65%
1996
69%
2011-2012
19%
2009-2010
73
2009-2010
48%
2012
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
45%
2015
54%
2014
60%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
40%
2013
58%
2011-2012
58%
2011-2012
50%
2011
45%
2011
90%
2010
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
72%
2009-2010
72%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
63%
2009
70%
2009
56%
2009
43%
2007-2008
43%
2007-2008
70%
2007
34%
2006
90%
2004
45%
2002
75%
2001
64%
2000
56%
1999
35%
1998
40%
1997
58%
1995-1996
58%
1995-1996
75%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
75%
2014
73%
2013
75%
2012
100%
2011
69%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
73
2009-2010
19%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
28%
2009
6%
2007-2008
62%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
71%
2005-2006
80%
1998-2002
38%
1997
79%
1996
25%
2009-2012
22%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
0%
2007
16%
2005-2006
0%
2005
0%
2001-2004
0%
2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
20%
1997-1998
33%
1997
9%
1996
0%
1995
93%
2001-2010
93%
2001-2010
60%
1999
60%
1999
58%
1998
58%
1998
29%
1998
29%
1998
32%
1996
32%
1996
65%
1996
65%
1996