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Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

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

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Liberal

2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 34%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 30%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 19%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 24%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 14%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 6%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 20%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 35%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 2%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 2%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 15%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 45%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 12%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
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 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 80%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 70%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%

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