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Richard Stuart's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

94%
2011-2012
89%
2018
85%
2019
85%
2019
81%
2018
81%
2018
83%
2017
83%
2017
81%
2017
81%
2017
85%
2016
85%
2016
86%
2015
86%
2015
67%
2014-2015
67%
2014-2015
88%
2014
88%
2014
70%
2013
70%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
95%
2012
95%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
74%
2012
74%
2012
68
2010
68
2010
69
2010
69
2010
70%
2010
70%
2010
61
2010
61
2010
58
2009
58
2009
79
2009
79
2009
94%
2009
94%
2009
63
2009
63
2009
94
2008
94
2008
59%
2020
56%
2020
62%
2020
88%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
94%
2013
100%
2010-2011
80%
2008-2009
74%
2019
65%
2018
95%
2018
65%
2017
80%
2017
60%
2016
62%
2016
81%
2015
70%
2014
45%
2013
67%
2012-2017
55%
2012
67%
2004-2014
37%
2021
29%
2019
45%
2018
45%
2017
44%
2017
0%
2016
37%
2015-2019
37%
2015-2019
50%
2015
46%
2014-2018
46%
2014-2018
62%
2020
56%
2020
59%
2020
88%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
94%
2013
100%
2010-2011
80%
2008-2009
19%
2019
19%
2019
25%
2018
25%
2018
20%
2018
20%
2018
19%
2017
19%
2017
24%
2017
24%
2017
20%
2016
20%
2016
27%
2016
27%
2016
28%
2015
28%
2015
20%
2015
20%
2015
29%
2014
29%
2014
27%
2014
27%
2014
30%
2012
30%
2012
0%
2012
25%
2010
25%
2010
0%
2009
0
2008
8%
2020
8%
2020
12%
2019
12%
2019
94%
2020-2021
59%
2020
56%
2020
56%
2020
62%
2020
62%
2020
59%
2020
88%
2018-2019
88%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2014-2015
94%
2013
94%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2010-2011
80%
2008-2009
80%
2008-2009
74%
2019
74%
2019
70%
2019
65%
2018
95%
2018
95%
2018
65%
2018
80%
2017
65%
2017
65%
2017
80%
2017
62%
2016
60%
2016
60%
2016
62%
2016
81%
2015
81%
2015
70%
2014
70%
2014
45%
2013
45%
2013
67%
2012-2017
67%
2012-2017
55%
2012
55%
2012
67%
2004-2014
67%
2004-2014
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