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Doug Ose's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 33%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 97%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 19%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 92%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 71%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 14%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 93%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 93%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 44%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 86%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 7%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 10%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 25%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 11%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 25%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 27%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 25%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 22%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 33%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 24%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 33%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 18%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 29%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 36%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 20%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 27%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 19%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 38%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 27%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 27%

Fiscally Conservative

2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 58%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 85%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 64%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 61%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 78%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%

Foreign Affairs

2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 22%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 55%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 78%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 21%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 4%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 18%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 29%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 48%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 36%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 75%

Health and Health Care

2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 22%
2002 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 67%
2002 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 40%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 60%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 75%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 25%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 20%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 75%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 25%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 69%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 30%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 66%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 43%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 38%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 86%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 75%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 22%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 12%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 14%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 7%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 22%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 33%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 17%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 0%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 14%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 30%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 17%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 10%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 11%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 43%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 18%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 14%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%

Religion

2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 25%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 50%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 13%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 30%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 47%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%

Socially Conservative

2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 36%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 30%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 30%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 64%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 64%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 47%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 47%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 35%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 35%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 38%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 38%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%

Socially Liberal

2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 30%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 30%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 24%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 24%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 80%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 80%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 68%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 68%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 76%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 76%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%

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