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Jon Tester

Jon Tester's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Jon Tester
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 11%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 11%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 6%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 6%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 6%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 48%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 36%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 15%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 45%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 43%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 43%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 11%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 12%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 12%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 75%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 10%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 16%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 26%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 26%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 31%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 45%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 45%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 45%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 17%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 17%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 17%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 16%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 23%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 37%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 37%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 37%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 27%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 30%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 32
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 32
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 52%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 52%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 38.3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 38%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 34%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 34%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2005 Montana Family Foundation - Positions 38%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 13%

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