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Chris Collins

Chris Collins's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Chris Collins
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Conservative, Republican, Independence for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 75
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 51%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 51%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 51%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 60%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 60%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 57%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 57%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 64%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 62%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 71%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 57%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 60

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%

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