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Ray H. LaHood

Ray H. LaHood's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Ray H. LaHood

Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 43%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 42%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 51
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 51
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 38%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40.8%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 35%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 33%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 13%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 27%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 46%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 46%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 46%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 30%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 43%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 34%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 35%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 32%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 3%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 3%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 43%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 41%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 35%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 33%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 50%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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