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Jerry F. Costello

Jerry F. Costello's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Jerry F. Costello

Marriage, Family, and Children

2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 47%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 56%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 36%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 47
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 75
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 50%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 29%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 67%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 33%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 14%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 71%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 54%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 69%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 20%
2002 American Family Voices - Positions 100%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 58%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 78%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 75%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 66%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 30%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 9%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 67%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 71%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 71%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 10%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%

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