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Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton

Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 17%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 17%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 14%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 12%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 14%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 12%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 29%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 32%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 33%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 42%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 48%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 12%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 12%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 68%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 5%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 43%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 45%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 24%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 25%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 10%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 10%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 31%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 22%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41.3%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 53
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 53
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 46.7%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 27%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 25%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 36%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 49%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 38%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 38%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 40%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 44%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 36%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 39%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 6%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 6%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 35%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 7%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 7%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 22%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 47%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 46%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 32%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 33%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 72%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 55%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 70%

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