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David Marsden's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

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.

75%
2020
100%
2016-2017
100%
2016-2017
100%
2016
100%
2014-2015
100%
2014-2015
100%
2014
100%
2012
100%
2010
100%
2009
100
2008
100%
2007
100%
2006
24%
2011-2012
17%
2018
73%
2019
73%
2019
72%
2018
72%
2018
75%
2017
75%
2017
72%
2017
72%
2017
69%
2016
69%
2016
76%
2015
76%
2015
83%
2014-2015
83%
2014-2015
79%
2014
79%
2014
75%
2013
75%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2013
63%
2012
63%
2012
65%
2012
65%
2012
79%
2012
79%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
66
2010
66
2010
63
2010
63
2010
59
2010
59
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
69
2009
69
2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
64
2009
64
2009
55
2009
55
2009
71
2008
71
2008
65%
2007
65%
2007
100%
2017
100%
2017
50%
2016
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
75%
2007
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
22%
2018-2019
19%
2016-2017
12%
2014-2015
24%
2013
8%
2010-2011
20%
2008-2009
20%
2006-2007
21%
2019
22%
2018
28%
2018
22%
2017
17%
2017
20%
2016
23%
2016
50%
2015
20%
2014
5%
2013
22%
2012-2017
20%
2012
0%
2004-2014
84%
2021
91%
2019
89%
2018
82%
2017
93%
2017
100%
2016
92%
2015-2019
92%
2015-2019
100%
2015
92%
2014-2018
92%
2014-2018
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
22%
2018-2019
19%
2016-2017
12%
2014-2015
24%
2013
8%
2010-2011
20%
2008-2009
20%
2006-2007
100%
2019
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2018
98%
2018
98%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
98%
2017
98%
2017
98%
2016
98%
2016
100%
2016
100%
2016
97%
2015
97%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2015
97%
2014
97%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2014
94%
2012
94%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2012
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2009
100
2008
100
2008
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2006
99%
2019
99%
2019
100%
2017
100%
2017
50%
2016
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
75%
2007
11%
2020-2021
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2020
22%
2018-2019
22%
2018-2019
19%
2016-2017
19%
2016-2017
12%
2014-2015
12%
2014-2015
24%
2013
24%
2013
8%
2010-2011
8%
2010-2011
20%
2008-2009
20%
2008-2009
20%
2006-2007
20%
2006-2007
23%
2019
21%
2019
21%
2019
22%
2018
22%
2018
28%
2018
28%
2018
17%
2017
22%
2017
22%
2017
17%
2017
23%
2016
20%
2016
23%
2016
20%
2016
50%
2015
50%
2015
20%
2014
20%
2014
5%
2013
5%
2013
22%
2012-2017
22%
2012-2017
20%
2012
20%
2012
0%
2004-2014
0%
2004-2014
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