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John Richard Kasich

John Richard Kasich's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: John Richard Kasich
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor with Mary Taylor
Primary May 6, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 42%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 43%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 68%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 58%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 67%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 55%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 55%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 87%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 87%

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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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