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

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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 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 86% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 13% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 99% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 44% 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 35% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 26% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 80% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 0% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 82 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 0% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 98% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 98% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 97% 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 (November 2009 - June 2010) 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 4% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 94% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0% 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% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 95% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 0% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 11 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action 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 - Right Wing Index Score 75% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 79% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 79% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 0 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 30% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 8 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 8 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 90% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 90% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 66 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 11% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 82% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11% 2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 80% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 67% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 90% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75% 2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 0% 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 66% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 85% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90% 2004 American Humane Association - Positions 22% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 60% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 91% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 57% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 57% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50% 2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -14 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91% 2003 American Humane Association - Positions 22% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93% 2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0% 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 The John Birch Society - Positions 65% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 65% 2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter 2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100% 2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0% 2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 84% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 65% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 65% 1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 4% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

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