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Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 96%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 96%
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%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 94%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 94%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
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 Foreign Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 82%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 99%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
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 - Ratings of Congress 100%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 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 (Foreign) 85%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 91%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 93%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 90%
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 - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 96%
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 - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 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 - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 74%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
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 (Summer-Fall) 95%
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 New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 95%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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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