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Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Bill Richardson

Conservative

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 57%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 57%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 52%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 61%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 36%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 64%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 77%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 59%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 15%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 31%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 34%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 25%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 15%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 19%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 19%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 18%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 20%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 26%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 9%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 4%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 12%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 4%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 71%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 17%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 21%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 92%

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2008 Endorsements

  • Alex Padilla
  • Armand D Forest
  • Bob Carr
  • Candace C W Bouchard
  • Dana S Hilliard
  • Daniel W McKenna
  • Ed Pastor
  • Eileen S Ehlers
  • Felipe Fuentes
  • Fred Harris
  • Gene Green
  • Gloria Molina
  • Henry Cisneros
  • Jane E Beaulieu
  • Jeff Bingaman
  • Joel F Winters
  • John K Knowles
  • Ken Holland
  • Lee Iacocca
  • Lily Mesa
  • Mark White
  • Martin Sheen
  • Mary Ann Knowles
  • Mike Doyle
  • Scott A Merrick
  • Silvestre Reyes
  • Soloman Ortiz
  • Stephen P Spratt
  • Susan R Kepner
  • Tara G Reardon
  • Tom Udall
  • Tony Cardenas
  • Tony Plana
  • Val Kilmer
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