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Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Rand Paul
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 20%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 74%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 74%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 10
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 44
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 71%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 91%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 90%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 85%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 73%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 96%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 96%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 96%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 96%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 96%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 82%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 79%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 99%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 89%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 89%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 50%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 93%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 91%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 90%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 95%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 96%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 96%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 38%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 74%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 95%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 18%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 19%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 13%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 8%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 10%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 5%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 9%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 38%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 50%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 50%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 25%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 25%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 28%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 26%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 47%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 96%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 19%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 89%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 89%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 50%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 50%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 90%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 8%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 38%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 50%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 25%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 13%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%

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