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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

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

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

Government Operations

2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 6%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 46%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 68%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 67%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 40%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 40%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 62%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 40%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 36%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 14%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 40%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 40%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 43%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 76%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 50%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 41%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 68%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 11%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 80%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%

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