Mary Landrieu's Special Interest Group Ratings

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2014 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23% 2014 FreedomWorks - Positions 8% 2013-2014 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Lap Dog Rating: Brady Rating 100% 2013 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2013 Jewish Women International - Positions 0% 2011 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2010 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3% 2009 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3% 2008 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 21% 2008 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14% 2007 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9% 2005-2006 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38% 2005 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38% 2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 36% 2004 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6% 2003 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16% 2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 33% 2002 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31% 2001 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 30% 2000 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37% 1999 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 1998 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 1997 Council for Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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