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Blake R. Farenthold

Blake R. Farenthold's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Blake R. Farenthold
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 7%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 59%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 29%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 5%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 5%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 10%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

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