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Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper

Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 4%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 4%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 3%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 3%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 3%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 23%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 10%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 11%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 12%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 31%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 36%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 32%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 19%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 4%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 4%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 11%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 5%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 30%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 31%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 25%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 27%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 37.8%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 3%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 7
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 7
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 3%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 3%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 6%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 6%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 6%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 39.8%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 57%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 57%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 25%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 29%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 36%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 32.8%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 23%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 20%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 29%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 29%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 28%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 26%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 10%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 22%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 22%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 45%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 60%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 10%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 25%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 17%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 35%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 38%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 50%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 29%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 29%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

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