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Bruce Braley's Ratings and Endorsements

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
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2007-2008
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2007
25%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
43%
2011
33%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
76%
2013-2014
76%
2013-2014
77%
2013
69%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2011-2012
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2010-2011
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2009-2010
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2009
93%
2007-2008
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2007
40%
2007-2008
50%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
49%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
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2007
75%
2007
0%
2011
5%
2009
0%
2009-2010
40%
2012-2013
100%
2009-2010
18%
2012
18%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
21%
2007-2008
40
2007-2008
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
27%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
14%
2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
100%
2010
100%
2010
92%
2011-2012
100%
2011
94%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
94%
2013-2014
88%
2011
89
2008
100
2007
17%
2006-2012
17%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
91%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
85%
2007-2008
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2014
3%
2014
5%
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2009
20%
2007-2008
3%
2011-2012
4%
2011
0%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2009-2010
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0%
2007
6%
2001-2010
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2001-2010
35%
2013
35%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
13%
2012
13%
2012
23%
2012
23%
2012
84%
2011
84%
2011
19%
2011
19%
2011
12%
2011
12%
2011
11%
2010
11%
2010
19%
2010
19%
2010
18%
2009
18%
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2009
18%
2008
18%
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2007
31%
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2007
29.3%
2007
6%
2011-2012
72%
2009-2010
4
2009-2010
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17%
2012
19%
2014
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2013-2014
35%
2013-2014
20%
2013
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
30%
2011
30%
2011
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2010
10%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
5%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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0%
2009
5%
2009
16%
2007-2008
16%
2007-2008
22%
2007
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65%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
47%
2009-2010
4
2009-2010
72%
2009-2010
68%
2009
57%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
21%
2007-2008
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
92%
2007
6%
2001-2010
6%
2001-2010
83%
2007
88%
2011
89
2008
100
2007
35%
2013
35%
2013
73%
2012
73%
2012
100%
2011-2012
11%
2007-2008
0%
2007
100%
2007
77%
2007-2008
100
2007
100%
2011-2012
100%
2010-2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
93%
2007-2008
90%
2007
0%
2007-2008
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2007-2008
100%
2013
88%
2011-2012
88%
2011-2012
87%
2011
80%
2009
100%
2008
76%
2013-2014
76%
2013-2014
77%
2013
69%
2011-2012
69%
2011-2012
17%
2006-2012
17%
2006-2012
94%
2013-2014
88%
2013
89%
2013
88%
2012
83%
2012
84%
2011-2012
86%
2011
90%
2011
93%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
85%
2007
86%
2011-2012
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2008-2011
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2008-2011
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2011
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2009
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41%
2008
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2007
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2007
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2013
39%
2013
15%
2009
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2009
13%
2007
34%
2007
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2013
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2011
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2010
1%
2009
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2008
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2007
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2009
68%
2009
59%
2008
59%
2008
78%
2007
78%
2007
50%
2007-2008
60%
2007-2008
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2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2012
38%
2011
100%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
92%
2007
17%
2006-2012
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2006-2012
17%
2007-2008
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2013
87%
2012
87%
2012
84%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2010
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2010
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2008
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2007
69%
2007
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2009
15%
2009
77%
2007-2008
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2013
100%
2012
100%
2007-2008
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2007
67%
2009-2010
100%
2007
57%
2007-2008