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Edward 'Ed' Whitfield

Edward 'Ed' Whitfield's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Edward 'Ed' Whitfield
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 72%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 72%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 70%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 70%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 50%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 100
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 45%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 45%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 45%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 42%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 52%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 42%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 85%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 56%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 66%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 59%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 54%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 42
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 86%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 79%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 48%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 51%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 52%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 55%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 65%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 70%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 51%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 51%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 87%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 66%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 50%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 50%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 50%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 56%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 74%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 77%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 73%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 32%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 68%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 67%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 67%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 82%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 82%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 61
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 72%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 83%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 78%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 83%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 78%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 78%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 72.8%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 70%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 59%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 44
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 94%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 66%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 59%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 59%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 93
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 67%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 66%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 100
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 42
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80.2%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 92%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 41%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 73%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 97%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 81%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 90%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 70%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 67%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 67%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 67%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 74%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 47%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 47%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 74%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 87%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 83%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 67%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 78%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 62%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 67%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 68%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 47%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 33%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 56%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 85%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 55%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 92%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 80%

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