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Richard 'Dick' Zimmer

Richard 'Dick' Zimmer's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Richard 'Dick' Zimmer

Campaign Finance and Elections

1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 53%

Conservative

1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 48%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 84%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 79%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 69%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 89%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 57%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 77%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 97%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 32%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 84%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 71%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 71%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 20%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 23%

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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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