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Rod R. Blagojevich's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 7%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 89%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 26%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 52%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 87%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 8%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 75%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 27%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 90%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 15%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 31%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 79%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 4%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 100%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 82%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2000 National Association of Counties - Positions 85%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%

Labor Unions

2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 77%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 81%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 85%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 72%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 82%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 89%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 85%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 86%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
2000 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 72%
1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 92%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 86%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
1999 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 67%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 67%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 91%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 88%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 57%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%

Socially Conservative

2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 10%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 10%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 43%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 28%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 28%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 29%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 29%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 7%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 7%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 5%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 22%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 22%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 8%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 8%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%

Socially Liberal

2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 71%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 71%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%

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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