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Hansen Clarke

Hansen Clarke's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Hansen Clarke
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 14
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Stephen Boyle
(Running)
Green Party
Christina Conyers
(Running)
Republican
Burgess Foster
(Running)
Democratic
Rudy Hobbs
(Running)
Democratic
Brenda Lawrence
(Running)
Democratic
Leonard Schwartz
(Running)
Libertarian

Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 14%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 15%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 64
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 8%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 9%
2009-2010 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2007-2008 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2007-2008 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 30
2005-2006 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2005-2006 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 21%
2003-2004 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2000 Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Michigan National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 10%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 17%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 0%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 9%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 79%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 7%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 8%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 25%

Environment

2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 91%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 93%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 96%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 85
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2007-2008 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2005-2006 Clean Water Action Michigan - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Environment Michigan - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003-2006 The Mackinac - Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - Positions 100%
2003 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Positions 71%
2001-2002 The Mackinac - Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - Positions 89%
1999-2002 Michigan League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 95%

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 93%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 79%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%

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