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Rand Paul's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for President

Foreign Affairs

2014 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 1%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 50%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 20%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 33%
2013 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 67%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 17%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 85%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 67%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 78%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 88%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 18%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 75%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

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