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Ron Kind'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.

10%
2017-2018
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
11%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
5%
2003
8%
2001-2002
17%
1999-2000
20%
2015
20%
2003-2004
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2019
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007
100%
2006
100%
2005
35%
2004
100%
2003
65%
2001
75%
2000
87%
1999
77%
1997
0%
2019-2020
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
9%
2003-2004
6%
2001-2002
10%
1999-2000
7%
1999
20%
1997-1998
25%
1997
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2010
92%
2008
90%
2006
80%
2001
80%
1999
90%
1995-2003
89%
1995-1998
100%
2015
0%
2019-2020
0%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
42%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
35%
2011
33%
2009-2010
46%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
40%
2000
45%
1999
83%
2020
86%
2018
89%
2017
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
56%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
67%
1998
43%
1997
45%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
35%
2019-2020
35%
2019-2020
47%
2017-2018
47%
2017-2018
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
44%
2003
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2020
100%
2020
86%
2018
89%
2017
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
67%
2020
91%
2019
71%
2018
58%
2017
77%
2015-2016
33%
2015
41%
2013-2014
37%
2013
27%
2011-2012
38%
2011
53%
2009-2010
46%
2009
25%
2007-2008
17%
2007
42%
2005-2006
34%
2005
44%
2004
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
66%
1999
100%
1997
100%
2006
32%
2013
32%
2013
38%
2013
38%
2013
61%
2013
61%
2013
15%
2013
15%
2013
59%
2013
59%
2013
68%
2013
68%
2013
83%
2013
83%
2013
36%
2012
36%
2012
81%
2012
81%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
30%
2012
30%
2012
64%
2012
64%
2012
70%
2012
70%
2012
17%
2012
17%
2012
41%
2011
41%
2011
61%
2011
61%
2011
59%
2011
59%
2011
63%
2011
63%
2011
39%
2011
39%
2011
37%
2011
37%
2011
61%
2011
61%
2011
39%
2011
39%
2011
42%
2010
42%
2010
38%
2010
38%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
40%
2010
40%
2010
58%
2010
58%
2010
56%
2010
56%
2010
54%
2010
54%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
78%
2009
78%
2009
31%
2009
31%
2009
49%
2009
49%
2009
50%
2009
50%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
17%
2009
17%
2009
34%
2008
34%
2008
25%
2008
25%
2008
70%
2008
70%
2008
62%
2008
62%
2008
64%
2008
64%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
45%
2008
45%
2008
36.3%
2008
36.3%
2008
40%
2007
40%
2007
63.5%
2007
63.5%
2007
36.5%
2007
36.5%
2007
66%
2007
66%
2007
60%
2007
60%
2007
35%
2007
35%
2007
33%
2007
33%
2007
63%
2007
63%
2007
34%
2006
34%
2006
23%
2006
23%
2006
65%
2006
65%
2006
29%
2006
29%
2006
71%
2006
71%
2006
75%
2006
75%
2006
28%
2006
28%
2006
71%
2006
71%
2006
33%
2005
33%
2005
38%
2005
38%
2005
62%
2005
62%
2005
32%
2005
32%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
66%
2005
66%
2005
34%
2005
34%
2005
67%
2005
67%
2005
66%
2004
66%
2004
33%
2004
33%
2004
66%
2004
66%
2004
39%
2004
39%
2004
61%
2004
61%
2004
34%
2004
34%
2004
70%
2003
70%
2003
66%
2003
66%
2003
32%
2003
32%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
27%
2003
27%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
67%
2002
67%
2002
23%
2002
23%
2002
29%
2002
29%
2002
30%
2002
30%
2002
64%
2002
64%
2002
70%
2002
70%
2002
76%
2002
76%
2002
36%
2002
36%
2002
36%
2001
36%
2001
21%
2001
21%
2001
70%
2001
70%
2001
65%
2001
65%
2001
79%
2001
79%
2001
29%
2001
29%
2001
85%
2000
85%
2000
77%
2000
77%
2000
24%
2000
24%
2000
22%
2000
22%
2000
74%
2000
74%
2000
10%
2000
10%
2000
26%
1999
26%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
43%
1999
43%
1999
33%
1999
33%
1999
67%
1999
67%
1999
57%
1999
57%
1999
37%
1998
37%
1998
11%
1998
11%
1998
32%
1998
32%
1998
84%
1998
84%
1998
67%
1998
67%
1998
61%
1998
61%
1998
100%
2003
75%
2017-2018
9%
2021-2022
12%
2020
20%
2019-2020
20%
2019-2020
6%
2018
4%
2017-2018
8%
2016
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
6%
2015
8%
2014
17%
2014
4%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
5%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
28%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
71%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
100
2007
42%
2021-2022
67%
2019-2020
41%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
41%
2015-2016
40%
2015
85%
2013-2014
38%
2013-2014
40%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
24%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
11%
2009
16%
2003
16%
2003
20%
2012-2013
15%
2017-2018
38%
2015-2016
35%
2015
32%
2013-2014
32%
2012
36%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
10%
2001-2002
23%
2019-2020
30%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
33%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
53%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
31%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
42%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
29%
2017-2018
29%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
15%
2013-2014
15%
2013-2014
71%
2005-2006
71%
2005-2006
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
64%
2003-2004
52%
2020
51%
2019
63%
2019
60%
2018
51%
2018
57%
2017
50%
2017
64%
2016
50%
2016
58%
2015
49%
2015
49%
2014
57%
2014
48%
2013
62%
2013
50%
2012
47%
2012
31%
2011
13%
2010
48%
2010
47%
2009
51%
2008
72%
2008
60%
2007
53%
2006
59%
2005
47%
2004
38%
2003
47%
2002
39%
2001
50%
2000
44%
1999
56%
1998
50%
1997
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
89%
2016
89%
2016
94%
2019
60%
2017-2018
60%
2017-2018
13%
2017
13%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
83%
2019-2020
81%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
90%
2015
77%
2013-2014
76%
2011-2012
60%
2011
88%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
70%
2003-2004
73%
2001-2002
77%
2001
64%
2000
69%
1999
75%
1997-1998
67%
1997
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
71%
2013-2014
100%
2004
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
89%
2016
89%
2016
68%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
75%
2005
86%
2004
83%
2003
25%
2015
20%
2014
25%
2013
22%
2012
57%
2006-2012
57%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
85%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
60%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
91%
1999
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
50%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014