Representative Ed Perlmutter's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ed Perlmutter
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 3 Children: Alexis, Abby, Zoe, David, Jane, Matt
Birth Date: 05/01/1953
Birth Place: Denver, CO
Home City: Arvada, CO
Religion: Applewood Community Church
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2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 4% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 3% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 3% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 4% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 25 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15% 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 4% 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 30% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 10% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 37 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 3% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 26% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 36% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 36% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 37% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 35% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 21% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 21% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 1% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 1% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 59% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 2% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 34% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 38% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 14% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 25% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 2% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 1% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 31% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 30% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 33% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 3% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 5% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 40.3% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 22% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 32.5% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 22%

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