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Kathy Dahlkemper

Kathy Dahlkemper's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Kathy Dahlkemper

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 73%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 91%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 9%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 67%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 15%

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 17%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 15%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 50%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 35%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 51%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 11%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 46%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C+
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 38%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 38%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 66%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 66%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 1%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 70%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 45%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 8%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 42%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C+
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 78%

Social

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 97%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 35%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 35%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 16%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 97%

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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