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Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Jeanne Shaheen
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Sept. 9, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 96%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 9%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 31%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 7%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 29%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 14%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 14%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 86%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%

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Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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