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Mark Pocan

Mark Pocan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

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

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 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 - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 99%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 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 - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
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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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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