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Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large, Democratic

Business and Consumers

2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 100%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 6%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 5%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 93%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 92%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 12%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 18%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 80%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 15%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 31%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 89%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 83%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 91%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 3%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 85%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 29%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 24%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 92%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 33%

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