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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014

Government Operations

2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 65%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 91%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 90%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

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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