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Thomas 'Chet' Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

Defense

2009-2010 Center for Security Policy - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2007-2008 Center for Security Policy - Positions 23%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 64%
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 83%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 78%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 67%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 64%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 65%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 52%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 56%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 29%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 30%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 60%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 11%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 84%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 63%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 32%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 64%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 46%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 53%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 30%

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