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Steve Landes' 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.

95%
2011-2012
90%
2018
100%
2017
99%
2017
100%
2016
99%
2016
98%
2015
100%
2014
96%
2013
96%
2012
92%
2005
100%
2002-2003
50%
2000-2001
80%
2000
70%
1999
88%
1998
82%
2018
82%
2018
92%
2017
92%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2017
91%
2016
91%
2016
90%
2015
90%
2015
89%
2014-2015
89%
2014-2015
87%
2014
87%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
72%
2013
72%
2013
80%
2012
80%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
90%
2012
90%
2012
80%
2012
80%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
82%
2010
82%
2010
76
2010
76
2010
79
2010
79
2010
78
2010
78
2010
76
2009
76
2009
71
2009
71
2009
80%
2009
80%
2009
70
2009
70
2009
88
2008
88
2008
72%
2007
72%
2007
92%
2005
92%
2005
62%
2004
62%
2004
56%
2003
56%
2003
81%
2002
81%
2002
50%
2001
50%
2001
80%
2000
80%
2000
77
1999
77
1999
82
1997
82
1997
100%
2016
100%
2016
25%
2013
0%
2012
33%
2007
0%
2005
0
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001
92%
2018
83%
2012-2017
100%
2014-2015
95%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
100%
2006-2007
100%
2004-2005
88%
2002-2003
88%
2001
78%
1999
45%
2019
44%
2018
45%
2018
54%
2017
45%
2017
44%
2016
20%
2016
46%
2015
50%
2015
20%
2014
47%
2013
60%
2013
44%
2012
36%
2011
29%
2010
36%
2009
56%
2008
67
2007
44%
2006
25%
2005
60%
2004
80%
2003
71%
2002
33%
2001
46%
2000-2011
48%
2000-2010
67%
2000
67%
2018
28%
2017
30%
2017
17%
2016
39%
2015-2019
39%
2015-2019
38%
2015
35%
2014-2018
35%
2014-2018
17%
1999
21%
2019
21%
2019
17%
2017
17%
2017
13%
2017
13%
2017
20%
2016
20%
2016
19%
2016
19%
2016
23%
2015
23%
2015
18%
2015
18%
2015
14%
2014
14%
2014
20%
2014
20%
2014
0%
2012
11%
2012
11%
2012
0%
2010
8%
2010
9%
2009
9
2008
10%
2007
10%
2007
25%
2006
25%
2006
8%
2005
9%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2002
13%
2001
13%
2001
10%
1999
10%
1999
44%
2003
84%
2019
64%
2019
84%
2019
83%
2018
83%
2018
87%
2018
87%
2018
87%
2017
89%
2017
89%
2017
87%
2017
88%
2016
80%
2016
80%
2016
88%
2016
89%
2015
87%
2015
87%
2015
89%
2015
85%
2019
85%
2019
81%
2019
84%
2018
100%
2018
100%
2018
84%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
84%
2017
84%
2017
80%
2016
64%
2016
64%
2016
80%
2016
94%
2015
94%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
90%
2013
90%
2013
55%
2012
55%
2012
60%
2004-2014
60%
2004-2014
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