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James 'Jim' Himes

James 'Jim' Himes's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: James 'Jim' Himes
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
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 Social Policy 28%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 15%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 28%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 22%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 34%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 35%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 31%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 24%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 23%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 69%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 24%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 24%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 24%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 33%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 25%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 15%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 15%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 54%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 46%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
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 5%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 34%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 0%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 14%

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