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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Conservative

2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 17%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 17%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 39%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 26%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 28%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 12%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 11%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 13%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 15%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 25%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 25%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions N/A%

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