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Norm Coleman

Norm Coleman's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Norm Coleman

Social

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 43
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 34%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 88%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 88%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 6%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 85
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 85
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 29%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 43
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 43
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 61%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 55%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 56%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 87%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 87%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 62%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 62%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 75%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 55%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 40%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 20%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 64%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 40%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 90%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 63%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 34%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 80%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 80%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 18%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 40%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
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 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
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
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter

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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