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John Richard Kasich's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: Governor (OH), Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor with Mary Taylor

Business and Consumers

2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 85%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 13%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 10%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 85%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 8%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 53%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 82%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 31%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 93%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 97%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 26%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 32%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 92%

Labor Unions

2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 29%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 17%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 22%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 13%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 57%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 44%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 29%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 20%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 56%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%

Socially Conservative

2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 76%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 76%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
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 Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 62%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 62%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%

Socially Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 0%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 0%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 3%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 3%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 14%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 14%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%

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