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Jerry F. Costello

Jerry F. Costello's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Jerry F. Costello

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 62%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 58%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 43%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 49%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 52%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 57%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 77%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 69%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 62%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 58%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 64.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 69
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 69
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67.8%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 80%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 20%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 53%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 63%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 56%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 70%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 47%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 47%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 30%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 72%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 72%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 61%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 63%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 55%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 77%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 61%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 10%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20%

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