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Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.

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

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: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 21%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 15%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 41%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 76%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 25%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
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 Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 3%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 7%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - 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 Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%

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