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Shelley Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Shelley Moore Capito
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 13, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 18%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 40%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 53%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 47%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 50%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 49%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 19%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 30%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 66%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 66%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 44%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 84%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 74%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 22%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 36%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 41%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 56%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 44
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 62%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 22%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 44%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 76%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 36%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 49%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 35%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 48%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 52%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 10%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 50%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 50
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 41%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 43%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 43%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 50%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 8%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23%
1999 West Virginians Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
1997-1998 West Virginians Against Government Waste - Positions 25%

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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.

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