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Nick Joe Rahall II

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

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

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 55%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 55%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 73%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 79%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 79%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 66%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 73%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 66%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 55%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 56%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 56%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 79%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 67%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 61%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 59%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 43%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 43%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 58%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 60%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 46%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 53%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 26
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 26
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 31%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 58%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 40%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 40%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 61.2%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62.8%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 63%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 63%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 15%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 64%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 70%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 64%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 81%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 66%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 66%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 77%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 65%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 65%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 66%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 66%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 64%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 71%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 66%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 0%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 15%

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