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Nick Joe Rahall II

Nick Joe Rahall II's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Nick Joe Rahall II
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/1976
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 13, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 9%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 9%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 15%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 15%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 34%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 34%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 21%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 44%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 24%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 21%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 64%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 20%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 34%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 20%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 39%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 24%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 21%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 6%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 6%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 51%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 21%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 19%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 19%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 19%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 26%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 35%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 35%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 21%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 32%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 41%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 34%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 34%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 36%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 36%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 19%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 33%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 43%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 26%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 70%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 75
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 38.8%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 25
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 23%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 37.2%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 61%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 61%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 18%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 12%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 36%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 30%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 35%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 65%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 45%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 45%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 10%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 82%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 82%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 54%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 32%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 34%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 33%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 51%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 15%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 14%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 36%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 35%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
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 Foreign Policy Score 40%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 31%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 24%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 24%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 43%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 22%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 21%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 12%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 24%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 36%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 28%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 14%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 30%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 53%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 11%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 56%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 16%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 22%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 34%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 33%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 10%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 39%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 39%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 16%
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%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 25%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 71%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 14%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 3%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 10%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 21%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 30%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 64%

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