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James 'Jim' W. DeMint's Ratings and Endorsements

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 97%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 94%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 85%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 97%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 98%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 99%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 86%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 97%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 98%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions -5
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 95%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 95%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 92.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 79%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 14
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 91%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 7
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 30%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 93%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 93.8%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 90%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 14
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 92.5%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 13
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 78%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 76%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 60%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 91%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 57%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 97%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%

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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