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Ken Salazar's Ratings and Endorsements

2004 Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 66%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 50%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 64
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 57
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 27%
2006 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 92%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 68%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 68%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 57%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 37%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 17%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 37%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 69%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 36%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 48%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 39%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 72%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 64%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 85%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 89
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 97%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 94%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 71
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 85%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 66%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 81%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 58%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 82%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 77%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 76%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 75%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2005-2006 National Association of Counties - Positions 80%

Foreign Affairs

2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues A-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement C
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -1
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 68%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 36%
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 56%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 56%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 67%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 75%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 78%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 88%

Health and Health Care

2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 90%
2007-2008 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 28%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 50%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 0
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100
2006 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 86%
2006 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 50%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%

Labor Unions

2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 85%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 85%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 80%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 84%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 75%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 85%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 75%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 77%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 79%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 85%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%

Socially Conservative

2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 28%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 14
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 14
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 10%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 16%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 16%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 30%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 30%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 20%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 35%

Socially Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 13%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 13%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 65%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 65%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 69%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 69%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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