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Betty Sutton'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.

0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
100%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2009
100%
2007
pro-choice
1997-1998
pro-choice
1997-1998
0%
2009-2010
33%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
85%
2007
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
61%
2007-2008
33%
2011
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2007
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
71%
2012
71%
2012
32%
2012
32%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
22%
2012
22%
2012
30%
2012
30%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
68%
2012
68%
2012
20%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
29%
2011
29%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
18%
2011
18%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
71%
2011
71%
2011
78%
2011
78%
2011
80%
2010
80%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
18%
2010
18%
2010
71%
2010
71%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
29%
2010
29%
2010
29%
2010
29%
2010
89%
2009
89%
2009
9%
2009
91%
2009
91%
2009
18%
2009
18%
2009
80%
2009
80%
2009
11%
2009
11%
2009
0%
2009
88%
2009
88%
2009
0%
2008
15%
2008
15%
2008
82%
2008
82%
2008
81%
2008
81%
2008
12.5%
2008
12.5%
2008
88%
2008
88%
2008
85%
2008
85%
2008
8%
2008
21.5%
2007
21.5%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
81%
2007
81%
2007
78.5%
2007
78.5%
2007
8%
2007
36%
2007
36%
2007
89%
2007
89%
2007
19%
2007
19%
2007
5%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
33%
2007-2008
100
2007
50%
2007
50%
2007
5%
2009
0%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
25%
1999-2000
40
2007-2008
0%
2011
25%
2009-2010
20%
2007-2008
38%
2011
0%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007
100%
2011
88%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
67%
2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
97%
2009-2010
97%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
11%
2011
0%
2009-2010
14%
2007-2008
38%
2011
38%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
11%
2001-2010
11%
2001-2010
F
2010
15%
2011
10%
2011
0%
2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
3%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
5%
2009
0%
2009
10%
2009
20%
2007-2008
20%
2007-2008
30%
2007
0
2007
23%
2011-2012
68%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
15
2009-2010
71%
2009
67%
2007-2008
80%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
12%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
83%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
92%
2007
11%
2001-2010
11%
2001-2010
34%
2011
34%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
54%
2009
54%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
91%
2007
91%
2007
83%
2007
62%
2011
100%
2011-2012
33%
2007-2008
100
2007
85%
2007
0%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
90%
2007
67%
2012
93%
2011
100%
2009
100%
2008
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
86%
2012
89%
2011-2012
91%
2011
92%
2011
93%
2010
100%
2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
88%
2007-2008
85%
2007
80%
1995-1997
80%
1995-1997
50%
1997-1998
50%
1997-1998
100%
2011
100%
2011
62%
2011
9%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2011
100%
2011
0%
2007
0%
2007
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
11%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2008
2%
2007
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007-2008
38%
2011
0%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007
83%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
92%
2007
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2012
100%
2007-2008
0%
2007
67%
2009-2010
100%
2007
57%
2007-2008
33%
2011
50
2007
93%
2011-2012
93%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
100%
2009-2010
38%
2011
0%
2009-2010
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007-2008
67%
2007