Senator Rand Paul's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Rand Paul
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kelley; 3 Children: Will, Duncan, Robert
Birth Date: 01/07/1963
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Bowling Green, KY
Religion: Presbyterian
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2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 96% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 94% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 94% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 90% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 8% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 7% 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 Jewish Women International - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 79% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 19% 2013 National Organization for Marriage - Positions 0% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 42% 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 - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95% 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%

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