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Bob Dold's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 10, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 10

Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 67%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 85
2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 94%
2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 88%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 100%
2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 50%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 78%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 90%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 85%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 90%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 83%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%

Conservative

2015 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 53%
2015 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 47%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 40%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 36%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 47%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 44%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 59%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 59%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 40%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 57%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 44%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 47%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55%

Labor Unions

2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53%
2015 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 46%
2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 29%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 48%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 38%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 48%
2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 38%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 44%
2012 National Farmers Union - Positions 22%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 30%
2011-2012 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 30%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 4%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 28%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 35%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 55%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 55%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 42%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 42%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 40%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 40%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%

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