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Travis W. Childers

Travis W. Childers's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Travis W. Childers
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary June 3, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 75%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 73%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 78%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 62%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 73%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 64%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 0
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 0%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 19%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 37%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 15%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 61%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 65%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 64%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 38%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 68%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 83
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 22
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 39%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 35%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 59%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 40%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 38%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 37%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 41%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 59%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 41%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 73%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 25%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 13%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 33%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 23%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 22%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 12%
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

Health and Health Care

2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 10%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 50%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 44%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 66%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 44%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 86%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100

Labor Unions

2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 58%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 60%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 44%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 60%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 34%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 69%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 62%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 67%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 67%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 66%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 53%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 83%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 33%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

Natural Resources and Energy

2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 0%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 40%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 40%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 78%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 78%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 37%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 37%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 38%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 38%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 39%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 39%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

Socially Liberal

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 41
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 41
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 14%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 14%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%

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