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Mark Schauer's Ratings and Endorsements

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Governor

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 26%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 26%
2003-2004 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2001-2002 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2000 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1997-1998 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 0%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 38%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 38%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 66%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 66%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 46%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Labor Unions

2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 93%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 91%
2003-2004 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2003 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
1999 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Michigan AFL-CIO - Positions 100%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88%
1998-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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