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Ellen Tauscher'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.

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2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
0%
2003-2004
0%
2009
100%
2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2001
100%
2000
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1999
100%
1997
0%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
5%
1997-1998
8%
1997
100%
2006
100%
2002
100%
2001
100%
1999
100%
1995-2003
100%
1995-1998
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
84%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
83%
2000
45%
1999
85%
2007
46%
2007-2008
43%
2001-2002
43%
2001-2002
75
2007-2008
75
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
67%
2003-2004
67%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
75%
1999-2000
67%
1998
71%
1997
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2000
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
0%
2009
89%
2009
89%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
22%
2009
22%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
24%
2009
24%
2009
78%
2009
78%
2009
67%
2008
67%
2008
40%
2008
40%
2008
33%
2008
33%
2008
75%
2008
75%
2008
63%
2008
63%
2008
18%
2008
18%
2008
59%
2008
59%
2008
37%
2008
37%
2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
75.3%
2007
75.3%
2007
24.7%
2007
24.7%
2007
77%
2007
77%
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
28%
2007
28%
2007
24%
2007
24%
2007
69%
2007
69%
2007
73%
2006
73%
2006
23.2%
2006
23.2%
2006
76.8%
2006
76.8%
2006
76%
2006
76%
2006
18%
2006
18%
2006
26%
2006
26%
2006
79%
2006
79%
2006
23%
2006
23%
2006
26%
2005
26%
2005
24%
2005
24%
2005
76%
2005
76%
2005
21%
2005
21%
2005
79%
2005
79%
2005
32%
2005
32%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
74%
2005
74%
2005
78%
2004
78%
2004
28%
2004
28%
2004
79%
2004
79%
2004
20%
2004
20%
2004
19%
2004
19%
2004
71%
2004
71%
2004
42%
2003
42%
2003
78%
2003
78%
2003
57%
2003
57%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
20%
2003
20%
2003
31%
2003
31%
2003
27%
2003
27%
2003
70%
2003
70%
2003
34%
2002
34%
2002
67%
2002
67%
2002
29%
2002
29%
2002
32%
2002
32%
2002
66%
2002
66%
2002
68%
2002
68%
2002
60%
2002
60%
2002
39%
2002
39%
2002
58%
2001
58%
2001
43%
2001
43%
2001
11%
2001
11%
2001
36%
2001
36%
2001
61%
2001
61%
2001
83%
2001
83%
2001
74%
2000
74%
2000
60%
2000
60%
2000
80%
2000
80%
2000
24%
2000
24%
2000
40%
2000
40%
2000
16%
2000
16%
2000
42%
1999
42%
1999
30%
1999
30%
1999
26%
1999
26%
1999
57%
1999
57%
1999
68%
1999
68%
1999
73%
1999
73%
1999
71%
1998
71%
1998
27%
1998
27%
1998
25%
1998
25%
1998
43%
1998
43%
1998
57%
1998
57%
1998
73%
1998
73%
1998
100%
2003
58%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
100
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
19%
2003
19%
2003
25%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
29%
2001-2002
30%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
40%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
38%
2003-2004
38%
2003
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
77%
2001-2002
77%
2001-2002
53%
1999-2000
53%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
25%
2003-2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1997-1998
100%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
90
2008
90
2007
75%
2006
75%
2005
86%
2004
67%
2003
50%
2006-2012
50%
2006-2012
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
100%
2007
91%
2005-2006
100%
2005
80%
1998
100%
2007
94%
2001-2002
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
6%
2004
18%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
5%
2003-2004
0%
2003
24%
2001-2002
31%
2000
25%
1997-1998
30%
2008
30%
2008
0%
2007
0%
2007
14%
2006
14%
2006
13%
2005
13%
2005
21%
2004
21%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
20%
2002
20%
2002
94%
2001-2002
60%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
13%
2007-2008
31%
2005-2006
40%
1998-2002
15%
1997
87%
2007-2008
78%
2007
92%
2005
82%
2003-2004
67%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
80%
2008
80%
2008
73%
2007
73%
2007
71%
2006
71%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
60%
2004
60%
2004
78%
2003
78%
2003
60%
2002
60%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
20%
2000
20%
2000
36%
1999
36%
1999
50%
1998
50%
1998
67%
1997
67%
1997
83%
2007
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2009
0%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
11%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
25%
2000
51%
1999
21%
1998
74%
1997
90
2008
90
2007
75%
2006
75%
2005
86%
2004
67%
2003
100%
2002
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
60%
2007
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
25%
2004
0%
2003
40%
2001-2002
40%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
77%
2001-2002
77%
2001-2002
53%
1999-2000
53%
1999-2000
58%
1997-1998
58%
1997-1998
64%
1997
64%
1997
100%
2001
100%
2000
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
100%
2001
100%
2000