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Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul

Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Kathleen 'Kathy' Courtney Hochul
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families for Lieutenant Governor
Running, Democratic for Lieutenant Governor
Running, Independence for Lieutenant Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

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 - Lifetime Score 60%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
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%

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