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Paul Cook'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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2008-2009
90%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2009
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
91%
2015-2016
100
2007
25%
2020
17%
2018
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2017
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
33%
2016
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2018
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2015
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
84%
2018
87%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2016
87%
2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
81%
2015
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
86%
2015-2016
83%
2013-2014
100%
2017-2018
71%
2015-2016
90%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
94%
2015
80%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
81%
2013-2014
100%
2017-2018
86%
2012-2013
96%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
90%
2015
96%
2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2016
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2016
0%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
13%
2017
13%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
31%
2007
0%
2017-2018
13%
2015-2016
14%
2013-2014
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
6%
2016
6%
2016
59%
2014
25%
2017-2018
25%
2017-2018
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2014
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2014
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2009
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2009
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2009
33%
2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2009
26%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
14
2007
14
2007
90%
2012
90%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
92%
2013
40%
2018
42%
2016
61%
2014
57%
2013-2014
57%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
91%
2013-2014
36%
2017-2018
51%
2015-2016
64%
2014
25%
2014
25%
2014
57%
2017-2018
57%
2017-2018
54%
2015-2016
54%
2015-2016
58%
2015
55%
2014
55%
2014
55%
2013-2014
55%
2013-2014
70%
2013
93%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
6%
2013
6%
2013
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019-2020
84%
2018
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
85%
2016
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
81%
2015
75%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2014
90%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2014
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2014
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2014
38%
2014
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2013
20%
2012
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2016
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2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
100%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
84%
2015-2016
84%
2015-2016
91%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
83%
2013-2014
91%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
7%
2015-2016
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
6%
2015-2016
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
8%
2009
50%
2020
17%
2018
0%
2017
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
27%
2015
16%
2014
16%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
23%
2013
75%
2014
86%
2017-2018
90%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
90%
2012
73%
2019-2020
73%
2019-2020
84%
2018
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
85%
2016
87%
2015-2016
87%
2015-2016
81%
2015
75%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2014
100%
2018
89%
2017
100%
2016
73%
2015
92%
2014
77%
2013
36%
2017-2018
51%
2015-2016
64%
2014
38%
2014
38%
2014
90%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
61%
2019
61%
2018
74%
2016
67%
2015
75%
2013
65%
2020
53%
2019
59%
2019
60%
2018
54%
2018
61%
2017
48%
2017
59%
2016
65%
2016
67%
2015
54%
2015
74%
2014
73%
2014
72%
2013
72%
2013
5%
2019-2020
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2019-2020
5%
2015
4%
2015
6%
2013-2014
6%
2013-2014
6%
2013-2014
6%
2013-2014
17%
2019
17%
2019
15%
2017
15%
2017
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
33%
2014
33%
2014
30%
2013-2014
30%
2013-2014
2%
2012
2%
2012
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
25%
2020
17%
2018
0%
2017
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
27%
2015
16%
2014
16%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
23%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2019-2020
0%
2018
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013
42%
2017-2018
57%
2015-2016
43%
2013-2014