WE TRACK THOUSANDS OF POLITICIANS EACH AND EVERY DAY!

Their Biographies, Issue Positions, Voting Records, Public Statements, Ratings and their Funders.
Card image cap

Charlie Dent'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%
2018
64%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
75%
2009-2010
81%
2009
58%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
14%
2016
50%
2015
0%
2014
80%
2013
50%
2012
30%
2011
0%
2010
25%
2009
100%
2007
35%
2006
60%
2005
66%
2015-2016
56%
2015
75%
2014
75%
2013-2014
66%
2013
60%
2011-2012
57%
2011
66%
2009-2010
14%
2007-2008
27%
2005-2006
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2014
64%
2011
66%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
27%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
62%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
30%
2007-2008
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
75%
2005-2006
15%
2016
17%
2015
33%
2013
12%
2011-2012
15%
2010-2011
29%
2009-2010
40%
2009
63%
2007-2008
60%
2007
6%
2005-2006
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
27%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
62%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
83%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
67%
2007-2008
94%
2015-2016
93%
2015
100%
2013-2014
88%
2013-2014
94%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
87%
2009-2010
87%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
67%
2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
87%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
52%
2009
100%
2009-2010
95%
2005
95%
2005
100%
2012-2013
50%
2009-2010
100%
2015
100%
2013-2014
100%
2012
100%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
1999-2006
90%
2005-2006
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
75%
2009-2010
80%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
66%
2011
60%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
60%
2010
60%
2010
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
0%
2006
0%
2007-2008
33%
2007
11%
2016
11%
2016
6%
2005-2006
6%
2005-2006
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015
11%
2013-2014
15%
2011-2012
20%
2011
33%
2009-2010
36%
2007-2008
17
2007
27%
2005-2006
0%
2011
70
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
0%
2015
0%
2013
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
100%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
6%
2011-2012
6%
2011-2012
43%
2009-2010
43%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
30%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2005-2006
25%
2014
25%
2014
27%
2014
27%
2014
52%
2017
40%
2016
59%
2016
33%
2015
63%
2014
54%
2014
64%
2013
56%
2013
80%
2012
65%
2012
52%
2011
63%
2011
65%
2010
61%
2010
66%
2009
72%
2009
56%
2008
52%
2007
72%
2006
76%
2005
78%
2017-2018
78%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
85%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
82%
2015
62%
2015
42%
2014
60%
2014
50%
2014
58%
2014
54%
2011-2012
54%
2011-2012
55%
2011-2012
55%
2011-2012
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
62%
2007-2008
62%
2007-2008
72%
2007
0%
2006
64%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
94%
2011-2012
75%
2009-2010
81%
2009
58%
2007-2008
79%
2005-2006
80%
2011-2012
81%
2011
65%
2009-2010
45%
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
64
2007-2008
64
2007-2008
67
2007
67
2007
33
2006
33
2006
4
2005
28%
2016
38%
2014
43%
2013-2014
43%
2013-2014
33%
2013
33%
2013
75%
2012
75%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
55%
2010
55%
2010
68%
2009
68%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
52%
2007
52%
2007
29%
2006
29%
2006
40%
2005
40%
2005
81%
2009-2010
3%
2007
3%
2007
29%
2015-2016
36%
2014
45%
2011-2012
38%
2011
95%
2001-2010
95%
2001-2010
49%
2013
49%
2013
77%
2013
77%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
47%
2012
47%
2012
54%
2011
54%
2011
38%
2011
38%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2011
61%
2010
61%
2010
60%
2010
60%
2010
63%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
62%
2008
62%
2008
59.8%
2008
59.8%
2008
57%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
57%
2007
50%
2006
50%
2006
53.3%
2006
53.3%
2006
88%
2005
88%
2005
61%
2005
61%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
60%
2011-2012
30
2009-2010
43%
2009-2010
29%
2005-2006
53%
2012
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
45%
2015
45%
2014
50%
2014
48%
2013-2014
48%
2013-2014
50%
2013
58%
2011-2012
58%
2011-2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
60%
2010
62%
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
78%
2009-2010
70%
2009
55%
2009
40%
2009
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
30%
2007
23%
2006
89%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
100%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
14%
2011-2012
60%
2011-2012
30
2009-2010
15%
2009-2010
43%
2009-2010
37%
2009
38%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
96%
2013-2014
91%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
10%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
33%
2009-2010
12%
2007-2008
21%
2007
23%
2005
95%
2001-2010
95%
2001-2010
17%
2007
100%
2006
0%
2011
70
2008
50
2007
0%
2005
23%
2005-2006
23%
2005-2006
49%
2013
49%
2013
50%
2012
50%
2012
93%
2005-2006
93%
2005-2006
11%
2006
10%
2011-2012
29%
2009
50%
2005-2006
100%
2013
84%
2007-2008
80%
2015-2016
80%
2015-2016
100%
2006
0%
2018
100%
2007
16%
2005-2006
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
33%
2005-2006
66
2007
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
64
2007-2008
64
2007-2008
67
2007
67
2007
33
2006
33
2006
4
2005
15%
2016
17%
2015
33%
2013
12%
2011-2012
15%
2010-2011
29%
2009-2010
40%
2009
63%
2007-2008
60%
2007
6%
2005-2006
0%
2015
0%
2013
11%
2012
63%
2007-2008
63%
2007-2008
6%
2015-2016
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
18%
2011
60%
2009
38%
2008
31%
2015-2016
31%
2015-2016
27%
2015
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
62%
2013
71%
2011-2012
71%
2011-2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
17%
2018
3%
2017-2018
6%
2017
17%
2017
18%
2016
18%
2016
12%
2015-2016
20%
2014
3%
2013-2014
4%
2013
23%
2013
17%
2012
27%
2012
20%
2011-2012
30%
2011
23%
2011
32%
2010
40%
2010
38%
2009-2010
36%
2009
52%
2007-2008
55%
2007
17%
2006
0%
2005