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Mark Brandt Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Office: Governor (MN), Democratic/Farmer/Labor

Foreign Affairs

2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 67%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83%
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 78%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 75%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 100%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 22%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 81%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 78%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 77%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 60%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 92%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 57%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 11%

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