WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.
Card image cap

Jim McGovern's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 2, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MA) - District 2

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.

100%
2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
17%
2015
0%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2019-2020
0%
2010
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
0%
2019
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
0%
2019-2020
100%
2015
0%
2020
0%
2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
17%
2011
33%
2009-2010
76%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
17%
2000
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
58%
2007-2008
25%
2001-2002
25%
2001-2002
89%
2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
87
2007-2008
87
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
90%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
75%
1999-2000
89%
1998
43%
1997
0%
2019-2020
95%
2018
100%
2007
Pro Hemp
2002
Pro Hemp
2002
89%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
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
89%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
89%
2003
89%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2016
100%
2015
83%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2004
93%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
93%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
89%
2004
89%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
2008-2009
6%
2012
0%
2012
0%
2012
95%
2012
95%
2012
0%
2012
9%
2011
100%
2015-2016
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
0%
2019-2020
6%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
5%
2009
8%
2003
8%
2003
20%
2012-2013
24%
2015-2016
20%
2015
13%
2013-2014
14%
2012
12%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
9%
2003-2004
5%
2001-2002
10%
2005-2006
8%
2003-2004
13%
2017-2018
20%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
12%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
15%
2003-2004
15%
2003
33%
2011
69%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
0%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
82%
1997
82%
1997
69%
2003-2004
50%
2018
34%
2017
36%
2017
46%
2016
34%
2016
33%
2015
45%
2015
32%
2014
38%
2014
33%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2012
25%
2012
19%
2011
13%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2009
35%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2007
40%
2006
35%
2005
38%
2004
23%
2003
30%
2002
35%
2001
33%
2000
20%
1999
39%
1998
30%
1997
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
88%
2007
60%
2004
71%
2003
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
83%
2016
83%
2016
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2019
100%
2007
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
82%
1997
82%
1997
38%
2017
38%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
89%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
83%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
87%
2001-2002
88%
2001
79%
2000
77%
1999
81%
1997-1998
83%
1997
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
100%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
93%
2015
88%
2013
78%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
20%
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
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
48%
2014
48%
2014
90%
2019
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2013
95%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
2000
100%
1999
0%
1997-1998
0%
1997-1998
9%
2019
0%
2017-2018
3%
2017-2018
4%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
5%
2015
0%
2015
10%
2014
5%
2014
7%
2014
17%
2014
3%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
3%
2003-2004
5%
2003
5%
2001-2002
7%
1999-2000
6%
2004
3%
2011-2012
3%
2011
0%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
0%
2003
14%
2001-2002
17%
2000
25%
1997-1998
22%
2018
20%
2016
18%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
23%
2011
23%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
13%
2005
13%
2005
3%
2004
3%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
13%
2002
13%
2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
7%
2017-2018
14%
2015-2016
10%
2014
14%
2011-2012
5%
2011
0%
2001-2010
0%
2001-2010
0%
2013
6%
2013
0%
2012
6%
2012
9%
2011
0%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
5%
2010
3%
2010
17%
2009
17%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
8%
2008
9.3%
2008
9.3%
2008
0%
2007
5%
2007
6.8%
2006
6.8%
2006
5%
2006
0%
2005
5%
2005
0%
2005
4%
2004
8%
2003
9%
2003
0%
2002
7%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
1999
17%
1999
17%
1999
5%
1998
6%
2011-2012
86%
2009-2010
7
2009-2010
0%
2005-2006
18%
2012
20%
2019
23%
2017-2018
23%
2017-2018
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
30%
2015
42%
2014
24%
2014
45%
2013-2014
45%
2013-2014
22%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
20%
2011
25%
2011
10%
2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
15%
2009-2010
15%
2009-2010
15%
2009
20%
2009
10%
2009
23%
2007-2008
23%
2007-2008
30%
2007
33%
2006
13%
2005
10%
2004
38%
2004
25%
2003
30%
2002
5%
2001
19%
2000
18%
1999
15%
1998
23%
1997
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
90%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012