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Robert Rita's Ratings and Endorsements

Labor Unions

2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 82%
2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 88%
2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 25%
2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Lifetime Scores 35%
2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 88%
2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions (Interim) 100%
2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2014 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 42%
2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 87%
2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 88%
2013 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 45%
2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 71%
2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 87%
2012 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 35%
2011-2012 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 58%
2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime 89%
2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 80%
2011 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 30%
2010 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 97%
2010 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 47%
2009-2010 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 82%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 95%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 97%
2007 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2005-2006 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 70
2005 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 95%
2004 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2004 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 40%
2003 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 95%

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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