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Patrick Leahy's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Sr, Democratic

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%
2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
3%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
3%
2003
0%
2001-2002
5%
1999-2000
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
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2010
100%
2009
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2008
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2007
100%
2006
75%
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50%
2003
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2001
100%
2000
65%
1999
71%
1997
66%
1996
0%
2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
0%
2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
11%
1999-2000
13%
1999
20%
1997-1998
17%
1997
29%
1996
100%
2015
32%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2002
66%
2014
40%
2011
50%
2009-2010
76%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
67%
2000
42%
1995-1996
44%
1993-1994
100%
1994
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
88%
2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
83%
2013
78%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
80%
1991-1992
80%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
91
2007-2008
91
2007-2008
83%
2005-2006
83%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2001-2002
83%
1999-2000
83%
1999-2000
80%
1998
83%
1997
67%
1996
78%
1995
100%
1994
100%
1993
100%
2018
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
57%
2015-2016
57%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
80%
2013-2014
80%
2011-2012
80%
2011-2012
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
50%
2000
100%
2003
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
91%
2007-2008
80%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
92%
2015-2016
92%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
88%
2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
83%
2013
78%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
85%
2011-2012
100%
2011
78%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
75%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
60%
1999-2000
50%
1999
100%
1995-1996
50%
1995
60%
1993-1994
90%
2003
90%
2003
40%
2013-2014
25%
2007-2008
28%
2005-2006
18%
2003-2004
0%
2015-2016
0%
2011-2012
20%
2007-2008
11%
2003-2004
0%
2003
22%
2001-2002
0%
2000
0%
1999
29%
1998
40%
1997
0%
1995-1996
0%
1995
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
42%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
39%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
30%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
71%
2003-2004
20%
2001-2002
0%
2017-2018
0%
2011
9%
2009
0%
2005
15%
2003
15%
2003
100%
2013-2014
75%
2012-2013
48%
2015-2016
38%
2015
38%
2013-2014
37%
2012
43%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
21%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
7%
2001-2002
25%
2005-2006
14%
2003-2004
50%
2017-2018
56%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
42%
2011
11%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003
50%
2011
50%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
100%
2010
100%
2010
76%
2003-2004
76%
2003-2004
91%
2003
91%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
75%
1999-2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1997-1998
62%
1997
62%
1997
86%
1995-1996
86%
1995-1996
33%
2018
33%
2017
14%
2017
33%
2016
50%
2016
33%
2015
46%
2015
25%
2014
33%
2014
33%
2013
38%
2013
33%
2012
38%
2012
45%
2011
32%
2010
0%
2010
43%
2009
33%
2008
50%
2008
36%
2007
33%
2006
28%
2005
50%
2004
35%
2003
55%
2002
38%
2001
58%
2000
41%
1999
56%
1998
60%
1997
23%
1996
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
67%
2004
80%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
54%
2016
54%
2016
100%
2001
100%
2001
95%
1989-1990
76%
2003-2004
76%
2003-2004
91%
2003
91%
2003
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
75%
1999-2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1997-1998
62%
1997
62%
1997
86%
1995-1996
86%
1995-1996
22%
2017
22%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
76%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
93%
2009-2010
93%
2007-2008
86
2007
100%
2005-2006
62%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
50%
2001
57%
2000
50%
1999
60%
1997-1998
0%
1997
59%
1996
100%
2001
100%
2001
74%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2015
67%
2013
63%
2012
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
0%
1997-1998
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
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
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
89%
1995-1996
89%
1995-1996
89%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
96%
2005-2006
95%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1995-1996
91%
1991-1992
6%
1995-1996
6%
1995-1996
5%
2019
5%
2018
5%
2018
0%
2017
5%
2017
5%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2015
5%
2014
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2014
6%
2013
4%
2013
6%
2012
4%
2012
5%
2011
6%
2011
0%
2010
6%
2010
8%
2009
6%
2009
4%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
8%
2004
16%
2003
0%
2002
8%
2001
8%
2000
4%
1999
12%
1998
13%
1997
5%
1996
5%
1995
0%
1995
0%
1994
8%
1993
6%
2019
4%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
3%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015
3%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2014
3%
2014
3%
2014
11%
2011-2012
11%
2011-2012
3%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
8%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
3%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
3%
2003
0%
2001-2002
5%
1999-2000
17%
2004
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
3%
2009-2010
10%
2007-2008
11%
2005-2006
21%
2003-2004
22%
2003
29%
2001-2002
29%
2000
25%
1997-1998
25%
1995-1996
6%
2018
6%
2016
6%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
6%
2011
6%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
2%
2009
2%
2009
12%
2008
12%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
11%
2006
11%
2006
25%
2005
25%
2005
20%
2004
20%
2004
13%
2003
13%
2003
17%
2002
17%
2002
0%
2009-2010
6%
2007
6%
2007
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
3%
2014
4%
2011-2012
4%
2001-2010
4%
2001-2010
22%
2013
22%
2013
47%
2013
47%
2013
23%
2012
23%
2012
19%
2012
19%
2012
17%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
17%
2011
76%
2011
76%
2011
17%
2010
17%
2010
0%
2010
26%
2009
26%
2009
0%
2009
6%
2008
17.7%
2008
17.7%
2008
8%
2007
9.8%
2007
9.8%
2007
7.5%
2006
7.5%
2006
5%
2006
5%
2005
10%
2005
10%
2005
15%
2005
15%
2005
7%
2004
14%
2003
14%
2003
22%
2003
22%
2003
0%
2002
10%
2002
10%
2002
3%
2001
0%
2000
20%
1999
20%
1999
13%
1999
13%
1999
0%
1998
0%
1996
13%
2011-2012
84%
2009-2010
5
2009-2010
8%
2012
16%
2019
20%
2017-2018
20%
2017-2018
18%
2015-2016
18%
2015-2016
20%
2015
5%
2014
16%
2014
3%
2013-2014
3%
2013-2014
10%
2013
15%
2011-2012
15%
2011-2012
20%
2011
25%
2011
0%
2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
10%
2009
5%
2009
0%
2009
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
10%
2007
20%
2006
22%
2004
25%
2002
11%
2001
11%
2000
12%
1999
15%
1998
15%
1997
22%
1995-1996
22%
1995-1996
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
86%
2014
92%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
75%
2011-2012
13%
2011-2012
5
2009-2010
72%
2009-2010
84%
2009-2010
81%
2009
81%
2007-2008
16%
2019