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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

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

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

Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 55%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 55%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 57%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 43%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 43%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 40%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 40%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 40%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 53%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 53%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 50%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 50%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 40%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 37%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 37%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 52%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%

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