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Jon Tester's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (MT) - Sr, Democratic

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 38%
2013 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 54%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 51%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 58%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 56%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 55%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 53%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 56%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 69%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 48%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 63%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 61.7%

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