Senator Mazie K. Hirono's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (HI) - Jr, Democratic
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2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 38% 2013 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 71% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 92% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 88% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 75% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 83% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 89% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 80% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 70% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 91% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 91% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 84% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 71% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 69% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 85% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 76% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 87.3% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%

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