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Collin C. Peterson

Collin C. Peterson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Collin C. Peterson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/06/1990
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 32%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 32%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 44%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 44%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 21%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 21%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 46%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 46%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 42%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 43%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 53%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 53%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 46%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 44%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 28%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 52%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 43%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 73%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 42%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 44%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 45%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 45%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 49%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 29%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 32%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 32%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 29%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 32%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 43%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 43%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 43%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 43%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 43%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 40%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 26%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 43%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 54%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 43%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 44%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 45%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 45%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 44%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 45%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 45%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 29%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 29%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 33%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 33%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 32%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 58
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 58
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 82%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 33%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 81
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48.2%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 48%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 48%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 41%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 49%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 29%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 31%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 48%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 48%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 75%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 47%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 47%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 32%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 53%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 53%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 62%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 58%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 27%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 25%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 55%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 50%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 85%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 85%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 58%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 54%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 47%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 33%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 58%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 69%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 54
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 52%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 61%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 61%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 35%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 32%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 14%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 44%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 43%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 63%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 39%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 34%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 52%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 52%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 32%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 22%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 56%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 60%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 32%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 72%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 36%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 51%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 28%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 37%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 33%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 44%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 53%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 21%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 57%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 49%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 38%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 52%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 62%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 46%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 48%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 38%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 50%

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