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Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul

Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul

Business and Consumers

2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 52%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 71%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 78%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 60%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 71
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 66%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 44%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 42%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 57%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 32%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 32%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 38%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 40%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 30%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 30%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 17%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 55%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 9%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 9%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 80%

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 38%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 41%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 55%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 26%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 71%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 25%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 9%

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