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Lindsey O. Graham

Lindsey O. Graham's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Lindsey O. Graham
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 22%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 22%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 28%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 36%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 9%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 38%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 37%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 29%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 36%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 39%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 37%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 23%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 33%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 68
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 68
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 16%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 16%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 21%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 14%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 24%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 21%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 16%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 13%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 55%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
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 - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 35%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 22.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 13%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 18
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 18
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 29.2%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 32%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 36%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 5%
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 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 33%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 34%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
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 4%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 4%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 19%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 46%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 7%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 14%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 12%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 53%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 53%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 10%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 0%
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 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 80%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 45%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 10%

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