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Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper

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

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

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 63%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 63%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 81%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 94%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 72%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 94%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 72%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 83%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 83%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 81%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 59%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 77%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 68%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 57%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 68%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 67%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 64%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 71%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 75%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 65%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 14
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 14
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 44%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 44%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 51%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 19%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 19%
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 - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 58%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60.2%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 63
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 63
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67.2%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 63%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 75%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 65%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 63%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 71%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 35%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 56%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 65%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 73%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 73%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 73%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 81%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%

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