Chip Cravaack's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Chip Cravaack
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Traci; 2 Children: Nick, Grant
Birth Date: 01/29/1951
Birth Place: Charleston, WV
Home City: North Branch, MN
Religion: Christian
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Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 95% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 25% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 25% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 80% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 94% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 72% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 30% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 73% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 51% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 64% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 65% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 60% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 73% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 73% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 54% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 54% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 54% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 12% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 69% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 69% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 70% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 27% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 64% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 57% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 51% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 54% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 2% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 12% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 79% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 69% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 17% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%

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