Representative Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 05/07/2013
Last Elected: 05/07/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Fiancée: Maria Belen Chapur; 4 Children: Marshall, Landon, Bolton, Blake
Birth Date: 05/28/1960
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Home City: Charleston, SC
Religion: Protestant
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2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 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 93% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 46% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 56% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 74% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 95% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 95% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 86 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 96% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 74% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 71% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 87% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 45% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 70% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 68% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 77% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 92% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 81% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 76% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 72% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 62% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 89% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 95% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 54% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88% 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 92%

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