Representative Marsha Blackburn's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Marsha Blackburn
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Chuck; 2 Children: Mary, Chad
Birth Date: 06/06/1952
Birth Place: Laurel, MS
Home City: Brentwood, TN
Religion: Presbyterian
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2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 87% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 87% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 78% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 78% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 78% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 84% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 96% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 85% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 84% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 77% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 86% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 77% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 91% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 78% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 78% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 63 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 100% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 97% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 97% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 91% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 98% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 82% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 88% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 88% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 80% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 80% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 80% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 11% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 97% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 87% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 85% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 85% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 85% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 85% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 91% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 81% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 98% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 84% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 11% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 97% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - 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 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 98% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 22 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 93% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 95% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 93% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 91% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 84% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 84% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 98% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 96% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 86% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 100% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 67% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 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 ConservAmerica - Positions 12 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 67% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 67% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 13 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 92% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 94% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 96% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 94% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 92% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 92.3% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 86% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 88% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 47% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 47% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 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 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 4 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 89% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 93% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 100% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 97% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 97% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 60% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 60% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 82% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 93% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 95% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71% 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 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% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%

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