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Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter

Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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

Conservative

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 54%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 58%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 62%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 59%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 54%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 93%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 80%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 80%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 37%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 21%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 37%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 62%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
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 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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 91%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 71%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 63%
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 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 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 91%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 29%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%

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