James 'Jim' W. DeMint's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: James 'Jim' W. DeMint
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Debbie; 4 Children
Birth Date: 09/02/1951
Birth Place: Greenville, SC
Home City: Greenville, SC
Religion: Presbyterian
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2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46% 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 97% 2012 Peace Action - Positions 25% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50% 2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75% 2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14% 2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0% 2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6% 2011 Peace Action West - Positions 22% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100% 2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 8% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 8% 2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 8% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 13% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100% 2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40% 2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2009 Peace Action West - Positions 20% 2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D- 2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84% 2008 Peace Action West - Positions 0% 2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 33% 2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement B 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -3 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D- 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 0% 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur D 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 50% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 83% 2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D+ 2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2006 Peace Action - Positions 33% 2006 Peace Action West - Positions 33% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur F 2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 50% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 67% 2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 8% 2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 67% 2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0% 2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D 2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 65% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2005 Peace Action - Positions 11% 2005 PeacePAC - Positions 13% 2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 17% 2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0% 2004 Peace Action - Positions 0% 2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -14 2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50% 2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5 2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 60% 2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25% 2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11% 2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 22% 2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0% 2003 Peace Action - Positions 0% 2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 0% 2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75% 2002 Peace Action - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 68% 2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2 2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 83% 2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 8% 2001 Peace Action - Positions 0% 2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100% 2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 18% 2000 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 22% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76% 2000 Peace Action - Positions 0% 1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 29% 1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 97% 1999 Peace Action - Positions 36% 1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 85%

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