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Frank Lautenberg's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

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2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
5%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2007
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2006
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2005
100%
2004
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2003
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1999
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1997
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1996
0%
2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
0%
1999
7%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
1996
100%
2012
100%
2010
100%
2008
100%
2006
100%
1999
100%
1996-2003
100%
1995-1998
100%
1993-1996
0%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
58%
2007-2008
17%
2005-2006
0%
1999
16%
1995-1996
22%
1993-1994
100%
2007
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
50%
1991-1992
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
44%
2003-2004
44%
2003-2004
90%
1998
71%
1997
60%
1996
70%
1995
78%
1994
78%
1993
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
0%
2011
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
91%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
80%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
90%
1993-1994
90%
2003
90%
2003
12%
2012
12%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
90%
2012
90%
2012
88%
2012
88%
2012
9%
2012
0%
2012
25%
2011
25%
2011
75%
2011
75%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
81%
2011
81%
2011
87%
2011
87%
2011
8%
2011
19%
2011
19%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
65%
2010
65%
2010
83%
2010
83%
2010
0%
2010
16%
2010
16%
2010
0%
2010
80%
2010
80%
2010
47%
2010
47%
2010
20%
2010
20%
2010
86%
2009
86%
2009
86%
2009
86%
2009
0%
2009
55%
2009
55%
2009
85%
2009
85%
2009
0%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
12%
2009
12%
2009
11.7%
2008
11.7%
2008
88%
2008
88%
2008
9%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
6%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
89%
2008
89%
2008
0%
2008
91.7%
2007
91.7%
2007
8.3%
2007
8.3%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2007
17%
2007
17%
2007
94%
2007
94%
2007
94%
2007
94%
2007
79%
2007
79%
2007
84.3%
2006
84.3%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
8%
2006
29%
2006
29%
2006
15.7%
2006
15.7%
2006
0%
2006
87%
2006
87%
2006
89%
2006
89%
2006
24%
2005
24%
2005
0%
2005
11%
2005
11%
2005
95%
2005
95%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
0%
2005
90%
2005
90%
2005
75%
2005
75%
2005
95%
2004
95%
2004
82%
2004
82%
2004
76%
2004
76%
2004
21%
2004
21%
2004
1%
2004
0%
2004
82%
2003
82%
2003
10%
2003
10%
2003
10%
2003
10%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2003
86%
2003
86%
2003
85%
2003
85%
2003
0%
2003
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
1999
0%
1999
87%
1999
87%
1999
88%
1999
88%
1999
90%
1999
90%
1999
0%
1999
5%
1998
91%
1998
91%
1998
0%
1998
90%
1998
90%
1998
74%
1998
74%
1998
0%
1998
5%
1996
88%
1996
88%
1996
8%
1996
89%
1996
89%
1996
11%
1996
11%
1996
80%
1996
80%
1996
0%
2014
3%
2011-2012
13%
2011-2012
13%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
14%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
100
2007
93%
2013-2014
39%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
14%
2013-2014
12%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
57%
2003-2004
9%
2009
0%
2005
8%
2003
8%
2003
100%
2003-2004
43%
2011-2012
15%
2009-2010
23%
2007-2008
5%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
25%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
42%
2011
11%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
12%
2003-2004
12%
2003
100%
2010
100%
2010
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
92%
1997-1998
92%
1997-1998
75%
1997
75%
1997
95%
1995-1996
95%
1995-1996
74%
2011
100%
2010
91%
2009
90
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
78%
1995-1996
78%
1995-1996
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
82%
1991-1992
0%
2013
0%
2013
42%
2009
17%
2009
11%
2007
29%
2007
20%
2005
5%
2005
35%
2005
18%
2004
30
2003
30
2003
30
2003
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995-1996
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
5%
1999-2000
7%
2004
0%
2011
3%
2009-2010
6%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
7%
2003-2004
0%
2003
14%
2000
0%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
0%
2012
0%
2012
6%
2011
6%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
4%
2009
4%
2009
12%
2008
12%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
7%
2003
7%
2003
0%
2009-2010
0
2013-2014
6%
2011-2012
56%
2011-2012
76%
2009-2010
84%
2009-2010
9
2009-2010
76%
2009
63%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
8%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
17%
2005-2006
7%
1997
8%
1996
100%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
95%
2007
83%
2005-2006
88%
2005
100%
2001-2004
75%
2000
57%
1999
90%
1997-1998
100%
1997
91%
1996
100%
1995
11%
2001-2010
11%
2001-2010
57%
2012
57%
2012
77%
2011
77%
2011
79%
2010
79%
2010
70%
2009
70%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
82%
2007
82%
2007
67%
2006
67%
2006
89%
2005
89%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
46%
1999
46%
1999
50%
1998
50%
1998
67%
1997
67%
1997
82%
1996
82%
1996
92%
1995
92%
1995
3%
2014
13%
2011-2012
13%
2011-2012
3%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
5%
1999-2000
31%
1998
46%
1997
32%
1996
48%
1995
74%
2011
100%
2010
91%
2009
90
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007
100%
2012
29%
2011
71%
2009-2010
71%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
80%
2007
57%
2005-2006
57%
2005-2006
40%
2004
20%
2003
100%
1989-1990
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
92%
1997-1998
92%
1997-1998
75%
1997
75%
1997
95%
1995-1996
95%
1995-1996
100%
2009
100%
2009
100%
2007
0%
2007
83%
2005-2006
100%
2004