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Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 1, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 90%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 56%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 62
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 75%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 81%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 66%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 30%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 78%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 25%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 72%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 63%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 64%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 85%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 58%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 63%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 76%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 64%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 23%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 81%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 46%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 47%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%

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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