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Shelley Moore Capito

Shelley Moore Capito's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 62%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 62%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 47%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 47%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 47%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 69%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 63%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 54%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 77%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 53%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 50%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 49%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 68%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 70%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 91%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 30%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 55%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 54%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 55%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 52%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 66%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 66%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 48%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 48%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 48%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 23%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 70%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 57%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 57%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 57%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 56%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 66%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 44%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 82%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 71%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 84%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 62%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 38%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 63%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 74%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 78%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 78%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 76%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 82%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 82%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 62%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 70%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 75%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 78
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 85%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 85%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 41%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 41%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 66%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 56%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 56%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 62%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 53%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 53%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 67%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 67%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60.8%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 36%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 36%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 57%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 57%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 88
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 88
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 42
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 70%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 49%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 63%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 63%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 68
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 35%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61.8%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 48%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 48%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 25
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 42
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 67.8%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 52%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 69%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 59%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 66%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 41%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 41%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 85%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 57%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
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 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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55%
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 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 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 79%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 79%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 27%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 14%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 61%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1999 West Virginia Conservatives Online - Positions on Taxpayer Issues 50%
1999 West Virginia Family Foundation - Positions 75%
1997-1998 West Virginia Conservatives Online - Positions on Taxpayer Issues 25

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