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Gus Michael Bilirakis

Gus Michael Bilirakis's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Gus Michael Bilirakis
Current Office: U.S. House - District 12, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 12
Primary Aug. 26, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 40%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 64%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 72%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 25%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 62%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 62%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 70%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 70%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 25%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 30%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 35%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 61%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 61%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 84%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 47%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 73%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 61%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 31%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 26%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%

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