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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

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

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

Conservative

2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 87
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 16%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 63%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 35%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 29%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 47%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 53%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 36%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 88%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 41%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 68%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 38%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 30%

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