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Joseph Cao's Ratings and Endorsements

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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.

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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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57%
2010
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2010
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2010
59%
2010
53%
2010
53%
2010
43%
2010
43%
2010
41%
2010
41%
2010
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2010
46%
2010
41%
2010
41%
2010
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2009
61%
2009
40%
2009
40%
2009
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2009
38%
2009
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2009
61%
2009
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2009
39%
2009
58%
2009
58%
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2009
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2009
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2009
41%
2009
56%
2009-2010
72%
2009
72%
2009
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2009
54%
2009
63%
2009-2010
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2001-2010
75%
2001-2010
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2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
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2009
40%
2009
10%
2009
41%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
39%
2009
50%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2001-2010
75%
2001-2010
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2009
0%
2009
0%
2009-2010
73%
2009
73%
2009
50%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
54%
2009
54%
2009
62%
2009-2010
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2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009
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2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
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2009
0%
2009
0%
2009
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2009
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2008
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
10%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
67%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2010
32%
2009-2010
32%
2009-2010
47%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
73%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
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2009
73%
2009
73%
2009
80%
2009-2010
80%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2001-2010
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2009
50%
2009-2010
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2007-2009
100%
2007-2009
60%
2009-2010
56%
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010
30%
2009
41%
2009
50%
2005-2010
70%
2009-2010
70%
2009-2010
33%
2009-2010
33%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
10%
2009
25%
2009
40%
2009
50%
2009-2010
66%
2009-2010
72%
2009
72%
2009
60%
2009-2010
41%
2009
10%
2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
60%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
30%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
37%
2009-2010
10%
2009
25%
2009
40%
2009
40%
2009
25%
2009
10%
2009
40%
2009-2010
40%
2009-2010
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