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Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

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

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 83%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 17%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 82%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 34%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 34%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 26%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 28%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 28%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 25%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 23%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 79%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 31%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 79
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 87%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 78%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 84%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 23%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 23%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 40%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 34%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 16%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 40%

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