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Michael 'Mike' Coffman

Michael 'Mike' Coffman's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' Coffman
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 82%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 78%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 78%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 19%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0

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