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Jason Altmire'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.

50%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
69%
2007-2008
85%
2007
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
46%
2007-2008
0%
2007
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
100%
2007
100%
2011
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
41%
2012
41%
2012
40%
2012
40%
2012
42%
2012
42%
2012
41%
2012
41%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
60%
2012
60%
2012
59%
2012
59%
2012
57%
2011
57%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
47%
2011
47%
2011
58%
2011
58%
2011
43%
2011
43%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
54%
2010
54%
2010
57%
2010
57%
2010
46%
2010
46%
2010
51%
2010
51%
2010
48%
2010
48%
2010
53%
2010
53%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
46%
2010
46%
2010
47%
2009
47%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
52%
2009
52%
2009
47%
2009
47%
2009
54%
2009
54%
2009
53%
2009
53%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2009
45%
2008
45%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
48%
2008
48%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
46%
2008
46%
2008
50%
2008
50%
2008
53%
2008
53%
2008
51%
2007
51%
2007
43%
2007
43%
2007
48%
2007
48%
2007
48.7%
2007
48.7%
2007
51.3%
2007
51.3%
2007
51%
2007
51%
2007
49%
2007
49%
2007
56%
2007
56%
2007
16%
2011-2012
16%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
25%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
9%
2007
16%
2007-2008
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
5%
2009
50%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
20
2007-2008
28%
2011
50%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
74%
2011
100
2008
100
2007
11%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
35%
2007-2008
35%
2007-2008
36%
2009
41%
2007-2008
44%
2011
34%
2009-2010
45%
2007-2008
46%
2011
46%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2010
22%
2009
22%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
41%
2007
41%
2007
9%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
38%
2011
61%
2001-2010
61%
2001-2010
F
2010
35%
2011
30%
2011
10%
2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
20%
2009-2010
23%
2009-2010
23%
2009-2010
20%
2009
30%
2009
25%
2009
13%
2007-2008
13%
2007-2008
10%
2007
0
2007
51%
2011-2012
54%
2009-2010
26%
2009-2010
19
2009-2010
51%
2009
52%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
75%
2009-2010
63%
2007-2008
50%
2009-2010
37%
2007-2008
64%
2007
61%
2001-2010
61%
2001-2010
8%
2011
8%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
31%
2009
31%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
27%
2007
27%
2007
83%
2007
8%
2011
80%
2011-2012
0%
2011
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
60%
2007
92%
2009
92%
2009
16%
2007-2008
100
2007
85%
2007
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
0%
2011
30%
2011
57%
2009-2010
60%
2009
69%
2007-2008
70%
2007
11%
2012
33%
2011
87%
2009
100%
2008
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
54%
2012
34%
2011-2012
64%
2011
40%
2011
80%
2010
79%
2010
79%
2009-2010
79%
2009
79%
2007-2008
80%
2007
87%
2007-2009
87%
2007-2009
17%
2011
17%
2011
8%
2011
100%
2007
0%
2007-2008
36%
2009
41%
2007-2008
70%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
46%
2011
46%
2011
33%
2010
33%
2010
22%
2009
22%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
41%
2007
41%
2007
16%
2011-2012
16%
2011-2012
25%
2009-2010
25%
2009-2010
5%
2007-2008
9%
2007
0%
2011
0%
2007
0%
2007
38%
2011
22%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
11%
2011
25%
2010
29%
2009
8%
2008
0%
2007
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
0%
2011
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
60%
2007
50%
2009-2010
37%
2007-2008
64%
2007
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2012
100%
2007-2008
50%
2007
67%
2009-2010
100%
2007
86%
2007-2008
100%
2011
50
2007
50%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
80%
2007-2008
50%
2009-2010
0%
2011
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
60%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007