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Patrick Erin Murphy

Patrick Erin Murphy's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Patrick Erin Murphy
Current Office: U.S. House - District 18, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 18
General Nov. 4, 2014
Carl Domino
(Running)
Republican
Beverly Hires
(Running)
Republican
Brian Lara
(Running)
Republican
Alan Schlesinger
(Running)
Republican
Calvin Turnquest
(Running)
Republican
Nick Wukoson
(Running)
Republican

Business and Consumers

2014 League of Southeastern Credit Unions - Positions 38%
2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 63%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 64%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 40%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 95%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 77%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 25
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 23%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 23%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 20%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 19%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 42%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 45%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%

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