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Mark Pocan

Mark Pocan's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Mark Pocan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 63%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 23%
2011-2012 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 14%
2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30%
2010 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 22%
2009 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 33%
2007-2008 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs 15
2007-2008 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 15%
2007-2008 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 0
2005-2006 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 25
2005-2006 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 21%
2003-2004 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11%
2003-2004 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 29%
2001-2002 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%
1999-2000 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 22%
1999-2000 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 25%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 25%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 25%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 25%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 20%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 5%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 16%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 99%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 99%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 80%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2011-2012 League of Wisconsin Municipalities - Positions 33%
2007-2008 League of Wisconsin Municipalities - Positions on Municipality Advocacy 100%
2003-2004 League of Wisconsin Municipalities - Positions 0%

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