Senator Lindsey Graham's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (SC) - Sr, Republican
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2016 Citizens Against Government Waste - Presidential Lifetime 85% 2015 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86% 2014 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85% 2014 FreedomWorks - Positions 58% 2013-2014 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Lap Dog Rating: Brady Rating 0% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77% 2013 Jewish Women International - Positions 0% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 84% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87% 2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 9% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 73% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 19% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 82% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 82% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%

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Project 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 issues 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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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