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John Reid Edwards

John Reid Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: John Reid Edwards

Government Operations

2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 6
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 6
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 6
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 81%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 16%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 13%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 59%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 11%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 48
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 0%

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Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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