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Kenneth 'Ken' R. Lucas

Kenneth 'Ken' R. Lucas's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Kenneth 'Ken' R. Lucas
Current Office: Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Democratic
First Appointed: 02/02/2009
Last Appointed: 2002

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 27%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 55%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 20%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 54%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 24%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 21%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 52%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 70%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 36%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 16%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 57%

Business and Consumers

2003-2004 School Nutrition Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 40%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 79%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 92%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 92%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 85%
2003 National School Boards Association - Positions 80%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 17%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 24%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 83%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 11%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 86%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 71%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 54%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 76%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 79%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 23%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 87%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 29%
2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 83%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 83%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 78%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 83%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 20%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 92%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 30%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 64%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 78%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 73%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 42%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 78%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 40%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 25%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 66%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 78%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 17%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 66%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 66%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 44%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 75%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 7%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 25%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 17%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 33%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 11%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 18%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 8%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 40%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 50%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 8%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 9%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36%

Conservative

2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 27%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 55%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 69%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 94%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 94%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 52%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 67%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 33%

Foreign Affairs

2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 75%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 56%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 44%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 10%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 94%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 29%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 10%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 0%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 27%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 85%

Government Operations

2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 27%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 55%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 24%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 54%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 48%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 21%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 75%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 52%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 70%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 36%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 36%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 57%

Health and Health Care

2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 67%
2002 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 67%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 54%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 94%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 40%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 20%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 67%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 43%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 73%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 44%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 62%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 67%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 67%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 23%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 11%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 22%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 36%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 13%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 38%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 30%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 33%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 20%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 44%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 71%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 54%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 36%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 40%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 57%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 25%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 29%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 55%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 60%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 60%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 50%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 60%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 71%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 46%

Liberal

2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 51%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 31%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 51%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 51%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 10%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 51%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 45%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 45%

Social

2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 75%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 44%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 75%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 45%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 94%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 25%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 45%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 51%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 75%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 94%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 10%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 45%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 45%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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