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Bill Foster

Bill Foster's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 37%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 32%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 9%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 48%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 44.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 53%

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