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James 'Jim' W. DeMint

James 'Jim' W. DeMint's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: James 'Jim' W. DeMint

Government Operations

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 11%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 98%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 98%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 10%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 93%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 93%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 97%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 97%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 8
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 96%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 96%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 11%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 18%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 66%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 33%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 0%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 97.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 84%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 42%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 56
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

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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.

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