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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010

Business and Consumers

2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 78%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 73%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 36%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 26%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 60%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 70%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 70%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 58%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 34%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 48%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 75%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 43%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 41%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 33%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 34%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 39%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 55%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 62%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 46%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 56%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 35%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 58%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 58%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 33%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 80%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 40%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 60%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 66%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 91%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 33%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 62%

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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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