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Robert 'Bob' L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Robert 'Bob' L. Ehrlich, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Robert 'Bob' L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 39%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 90%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 47%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 39
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 31%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 55%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 55%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 32%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 62%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 43%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 45%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Business and Consumers

2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 14%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 16%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 16%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 78%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 13%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 83%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 74%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 67%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 82%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 86%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 37%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 94%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 20%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 66%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 0%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 89%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 16%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 26%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 16%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 93%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 55%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 15%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 70%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 38%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 19%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 26%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 0%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 12%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 33%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 0%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 21%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 36%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 30%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 27%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 10%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 19%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 38%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 9%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 18%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 25%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 16%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 17%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 000%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 18%

Conservative

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 78%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
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 Economic Policy Score 58%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 44%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 80%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
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 Defense/Foreign Policy Score 60%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 46%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 74%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 68%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 55%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 44%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 79%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 67%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 64%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Education

2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 10%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 14%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 16%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 16%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 13%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 82%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 37%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 66%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 89%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 70%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 38%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 0%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2000 National Association of Counties - Positions 57%

Foreign Affairs

2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 14%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 18%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 14%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 29%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 60%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 9%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 27%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 68%
1998 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 13%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 80%
1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 27%
1997 Peace Action - Positions 8%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 93%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 0%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 79%
1996 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 10%
1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 0%
1995 Peace Action - Positions 17%

Government Operations

2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 90%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 39
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 55%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 55%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 32%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Health and Health Care

2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 40%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 14%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 20%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 60%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 13%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 10%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 33%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 29%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 46%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 73%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 25%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 30%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 67%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 70%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 0%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 21%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 44%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 25%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 33%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 18%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 14%
2000 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 29%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 20%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 29%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1999 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 0%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 29%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 22%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 9%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 13%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 43%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 27%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 5%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 8%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 40%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 30%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

Liberal

2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 4%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 4%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 36%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
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 63%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 21%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 26%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 39%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 20%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 50%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40%

Social

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 78%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 78%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 4%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 36%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 49%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 53%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 63%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 46%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
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 55%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 44%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 39%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 7%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%

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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