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Ted Cruz's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (TX) - Jr, Republican
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for President

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 38%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 42%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 25%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 0
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 71%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 68%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 0
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 33
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 33%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 95%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 95%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 95%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 90%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 88%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 88%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%

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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