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Ron Kind's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Elections

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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.

100%
2012
13%
2011
25%
2009-2010
25%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
100%
2007
40%
2005-2006
40%
2005-2006
33%
2004
60%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
87%
2017-2018
87%
2017-2018
89%
2016
89%
2016
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
97%
2009
97%
2009
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