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Dean Heller

Dean Heller's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Dean Heller
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Appointed: 05/09/2011
Last Appointed: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

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 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 11%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 19%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 19%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 11%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 20%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 20%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 29%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 19%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 39%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 40%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 39%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 35%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 28%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 24%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 18%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 18%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 26%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 21%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 28%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 32%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
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 24%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 21.5%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 21%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 27
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 27
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 71%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 71%

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