Senator Claire McCaskill's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Claire McCaskill
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Joseph; 3 Children: Austin, Maddie, Lily; 4 Stepchildren: Benjamin, Carl, Marilyn, Michael
Birth Date: 07/24/1953
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO
Religion: Catholic
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2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 6% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 53% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 87% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 71% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 79% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 67% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 57% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 41% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 46% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 53% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 67% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 19% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 50% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 66% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 88% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 53% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 15% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 15% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 48% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 92% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 4% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 4% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 25% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 78% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 18 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 92% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 18% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 23% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 18% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 23% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 26% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 44% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 50% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 50% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 92% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12% 2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 40% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 75% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 40% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 25 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 17% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues B 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 47 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 47 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 16% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 34% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33

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