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Norm Coleman

Norm Coleman's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Norm Coleman

Business and Consumers

2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 91%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 70%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 57%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 70%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 83
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 71%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 58%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90%
2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2006 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 50%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 14%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 44%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 36%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 36%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 30%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 79%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 55%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 23%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 68%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 78%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 67%
2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 0%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 31%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 73%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 95%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 15%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 25%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
2003 American Shareholders Association - Positions 100%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 93%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 45%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 45%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 17%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 17%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%

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