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Brenda Pogge'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.

100%
2011-2012
92%
2018
83%
2018
83%
2018
86%
2017
86%
2017
87%
2017
87%
2017
87%
2016
87%
2016
89%
2015
89%
2015
87%
2014-2015
87%
2014-2015
85%
2014
85%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
48%
2013
48%
2013
83%
2012
83%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
72%
2012
72%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
69%
2012
69%
2012
62
2010
62
2010
48
2010
48
2010
91%
2010
91%
2010
77
2010
77
2010
59
2009
59
2009
49
2009
49
2009
73
2009
73
2009
87%
2009
87%
2009
87
2008
87
2008
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
88%
2019
79%
2018
100%
2018
79%
2017
100%
2017
64%
2016
75%
2016
88%
2015
90%
2014
85%
2013
75%
2012-2017
50%
2012
67%
2004-2014
57%
2018
43%
2017
40%
2017
33%
2016
48%
2015-2019
48%
2015-2019
50%
2015
47%
2014-2018
47%
2014-2018
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
25%
2019
25%
2019
60%
2018
60%
2018
26%
2018
26%
2018
23%
2017
23%
2017
50%
2017
50%
2017
26%
2016
26%
2016
100%
2016
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
26%
2015
26%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2014
20%
2014
20%
2014
14%
2012
14%
2012
0%
2010
0%
2009
0
2008
100%
2018-2019
100%
2016-2017
100%
2016-2017
100%
2014-2015
100%
2014-2015
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2010-2011
100%
2010-2011
100%
2008-2009
100%
2008-2009
88%
2019
88%
2019
83%
2019
79%
2018
100%
2018
100%
2018
79%
2018
79%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2017
79%
2017
64%
2016
64%
2016
75%
2016
75%
2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
90%
2014
90%
2014
85%
2013
85%
2013
75%
2012-2017
75%
2012-2017
50%
2012
50%
2012
67%
2004-2014
67%
2004-2014
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