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Norm Coleman

Norm Coleman's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Norm Coleman

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 22%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 38%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 43
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 61%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 58%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 33%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 44%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 44%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 55%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 64%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 31%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
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 17%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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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