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Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter

Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 62%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 54%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 21%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 78%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 21%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 37%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 75%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 25%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 32%

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