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Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Conservative

2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Boy Scouts 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Natural Family 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Schoolchildren 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Adoption by Both a Father and a Mother 100%
2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Civil Marriage Rights for One Man and One Woman 100%
2012 Susan B. Anthony List - Presidential Candidates 100%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 67%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 67%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 34%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 34%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 76%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 87%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 87%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 90%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 90%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 90%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 87%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 90%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 89%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 100%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 86%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 86%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 75%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
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 89%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 83%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 74%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
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 86%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 81%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 70%

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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.

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