Senator Al Franken's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 71% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 54% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 33% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 83% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 45% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 100 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 83 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 40% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 40% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 33% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 66% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 40% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0% 2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 25 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 43% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 25% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 18% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 28% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 9% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 22% 2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 8% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 100% 2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 100% 2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100% 2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 100% 2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 74% 2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67% 2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 91% 2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 70% 2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3% 2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 0% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 20%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 2% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 0% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 2% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 0% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 1% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 14% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 8% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 11% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 0% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 5% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 2% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 3% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 13% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 19% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 21% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 7% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 6% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 20%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 2% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 0% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 2% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 2% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 5% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 7% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 2% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 85% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 31% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 9% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 4% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 17% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 75% 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 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%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 100% 2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100% 2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 67% 2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 67% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 78% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 67% 2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 67% 2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 20% 2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100% 2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 33% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 7% 2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Congress) 36% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 7% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 20% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 60% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 57% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 100% 2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25% 2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 100% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0 2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 87% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 99% 2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 89 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 98% 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95% 2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0% 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%

Religion

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2013 Jewish Women International - Positions 0% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 100% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 33% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 7% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 3% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 13% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 13% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 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 0% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11% 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 (Full Session) 7% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 7% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 6% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 6% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 90% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 90% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 85% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 85% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 75% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 75% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 65% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 65% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 40% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 40% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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