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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

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
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 84%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 69%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 87%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 99%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 99%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 95%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions N/A%

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