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Newton 'Newt' Leroy Gingrich's Ratings and Endorsements

2012 Endorsements

  • Charlie Gruschow
  • Chuck Norris
  • Dan Reeves
  • Fred Thompson
  • Herman Cain
  • Jack Kimball
  • Jack Kingston
  • Joe Barton
  • Judson Phillips
  • Michael Reagan
  • Natalie Ginty
  • Rick Perry
  • Sunny Perdue

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Gays & Lesbians Serving Openly in the Military 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Equal Pay for Women/Paycheck Fairness Act 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Using Religion to Discriminate 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Ending a Surveillance State 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Enduring Torture 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Closing Guantanamo Bay & Indefinite Detention 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Racial Profiling 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Violence Against Women Act 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Voter Suppression 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 0%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 20%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 0%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 0%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 0%

Religion

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Public School-Sponsored Prayer 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 50%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Using Religion to Discriminate 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Government Funded Religion 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Views on Religious Freedom 0%
2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 67%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Civil Marriage Rights for One Man and One Woman 100%
2012 Save California - Ratings (Presidential) 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Natural Family 100%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Refusal Laws 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Scientifically Based Regulations & Leislation 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Accepts Evolution 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Endorsements & Associations 33%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: God, Faith & Governance 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Church & State Separation 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 0%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 67%
2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 67%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Boy Scouts 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Civil Marriage Rights for One Man and One Woman 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Civil Marriage Rights for One Man and One Woman 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Schoolchildren 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Schoolchildren 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Adoption by Both a Father and a Mother 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Adoption by Both a Father and a Mother 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Boy Scouts 100%
2012 Susan B. Anthony List - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 Susan B. Anthony List - Presidential Candidates 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 100%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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.

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