Governor Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Stephanie; 3 Children: Louisa, Caleb, Thea
Birth Date: 03/26/1953
Birth Place: Warwick, RI
Home City: Warwick, RI
Religion: Episcopalian
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Animals and Wildlife

2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80% 2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100% 2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 100% 2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80% 2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80% 2004 Born Free USA - Positions 80% 2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50% 2004 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80 2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80 2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100% 2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80% 2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80% 2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 80% 2003 Born Free USA - Positions 80% 2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 64% 2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 80% 2003 Sierra Club - Positions 80% 2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80% 2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80% 2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 100% 2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 100% 2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 60% 2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 100% 2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100% 2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 100% 1999 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25%

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%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 41% 2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 75% 2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 75% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 57% 2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67% 2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88% 2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 43% 2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 50% 2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 42% 2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65% 2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 28% 2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 30% 2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2 2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60% 2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 50% 2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 44% 2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 48% 2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62% 2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50% 2001 Common Cause - Positions 100% 2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 55% 2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 50% 2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100% 2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 63% 1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 88% 1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%

Conservative

2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 87 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 40% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 16% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 35% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 44% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 47% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 53% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 44% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 38% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 30%

Fiscally Conservative

2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 63% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 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 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46% 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 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 36% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 88% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38% 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% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50%

Foreign Affairs

2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B- 2006 Peace Action West - Positions 44% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 42% 2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50% 2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 92% 2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B- 2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58% 2005 Peace Action - Positions 56% 2005 PeacePAC - Positions 63% 2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43% 2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 33% 2004 Peace Action - Positions 13% 2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50% 2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60% 2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 63% 2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2 2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 80% 2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100% 2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 56% 2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 44% 2003 Peace Action - Positions 40% 2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2 2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 55% 2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49% 2002 Peace Action - Positions 60% 2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33% 2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 100% 2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2 2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50% 2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 80% 2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 62% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48% 2001 Peace Action - Positions 29% 2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100% 2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33% 2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2000 Peace Action - Positions 33% 1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 33% 1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 38% 1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 31%

Health and Health Care

2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 67% 2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 80% 2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100% 2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 71% 2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 50% 2004 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100% 2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50% 2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9% 2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50% 2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0% 2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 75% 2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 100% 2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 40% 2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 57% 2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 75% 2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2001 AIDS United - Positions 100% 2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100% 2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100% 2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 50% 2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80% 2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100% 2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 86% 1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 1996-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 64% 1995-2004 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 63% 2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 50% 2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 57% 2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75% 2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20% 2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 67% 2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 46% 2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 43% 2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 58% 2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 58% 2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 67% 2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 67% 2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 33% 2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 36% 2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 56% 2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 55% 2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 88% 2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 46% 2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 57% 2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 44% 2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31% 2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 55% 2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 57% 2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17% 2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 43% 2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 45% 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33% 2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 43% 2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 58% 2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 25% 2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 46% 2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 50% 2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 29% 2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0% 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 40% 2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 40% 2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 23% 2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 40% 2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 58% 2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 70% 2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 33% 2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 63% 2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 42% 2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75% 2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 90% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 43% 2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 91% 2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 36% 2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 50% 2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 58% 2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 50% 2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 57% 2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83% 2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42% 2000 United Auto Workers - Positions 54% 1999-2000 National Farmers Union - Positions 57% 1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31% 1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 43% 1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 33%

Natural Resources and Energy

Religion

2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 40% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 42% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67% 2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 89% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 2004 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 16% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 43% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50% 2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 67% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 29% 2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11% 2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%

Socially Conservative

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 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2004 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2004 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39% 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 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 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 Family Research Council - Positions 29% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 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 Eagle Forum - Positions 42% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 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 Family Research Council - Positions 11% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 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 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 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 Social Policy Score 0% 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 Right to Life Committee - Positions 16% 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 Social Policy Score 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%

Socially Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100% 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 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 - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 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 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 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 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90% 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 Social Policy Score 51% 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 Social Policy Score 46% 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 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65% 2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 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 Social Policy Score 55% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79% 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 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55% 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%

Taxes

2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 63% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35% 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 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35% 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 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 36% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 41% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 68%

Women

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 80% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 67% 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65% 2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 75% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 75% 2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 92% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 55% 2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 80% 2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0% 2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44% 2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90% 2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 88% 2001-2002 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 56% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 72% 2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 83% 2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100% 2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90% 1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 83% 1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 100% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%

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Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.