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Al Franken

Al Franken's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: Al Franken
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 75%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 67%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 62%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 0%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 78%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 57%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 88%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 79%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 79%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 100%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 40%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 100%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 100%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 75%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 20%

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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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