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Jon Christopher Porter, Sr.

Jon Christopher Porter, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Jon Christopher Porter, Sr.

Animals and Wildlife

2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 92
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 67
2006 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust - Positions 0%
2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 25%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2005-2006 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 56
2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 56%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 34%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 33%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 33%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 33%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2004 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 25%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 33%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 33%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 33%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 33%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33%

Business and Consumers

2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 67%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 84%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 96%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 0%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 80%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 90%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 12%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 96%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 96%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 67%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 93%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 93%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 10%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 10%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 86%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 91%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 69%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 99%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 95%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 60%
1999 Nevada National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 60%
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 53%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 50%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 56%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 30%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 23%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 39%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 9%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 33%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 11%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 26%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 33%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 0%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 21%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 39%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 40%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 11%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 25%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
1999-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Conservative

2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 57.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 40
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68.5%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60.5%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 66%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 62%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 87%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 76%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%

Environment

2008 Environment America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 39%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 40
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 30%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 8%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 0%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 10%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 34%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 12%
2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 13%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2005-2006 National Association of Counties - Positions 69%

Fiscally Conservative

2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 32%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 57%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 44%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 68%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75

Foreign Affairs

2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues B+
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C+
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 28%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 10%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 9%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 17%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C+
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 29%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 29%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 94%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 31%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 25%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C+
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 13%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 33%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 0%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 14%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 67%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -16
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 36%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 11%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 40%

Health and Health Care

2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 89%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 20%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 33%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 57%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 50%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 40%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 56%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 12%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 50%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 11%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 100%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 25%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

Immigration

2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language A
2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 77%
2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language B-
2007 English First - Positions 100%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 100%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 English First - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 75%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 100%
2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 71%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 33%
2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 30%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 69%
2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 31%
2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 39%
2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 30%
2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 71%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 69%

Labor Unions

2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 39%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 80%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 33%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 34%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 87%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 57%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 50%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 9%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 25%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 36%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 47%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 36%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 20
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 36%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 33%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 33%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 23%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 17%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 20%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 16%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 27%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 27%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 11%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 13%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 21%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 17%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 33%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 11%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 12%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 22%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 29%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 17%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 64%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 62
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 87%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%

Religion

2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 64%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 62
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 45
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 94%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 62%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -16
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%

Socially Conservative

2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 64%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 64%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 62
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 62
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 57%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 57%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 87%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 87%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%

Socially Liberal

2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 22%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 45
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 45
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 23%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 23%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%

Taxes

2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 32%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 57%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 44%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 68%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75

Women

2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 60%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 50
2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 60%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 40%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 9%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 12%
2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 54%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 12%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 43%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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.

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.

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