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Robert F. Thompson III

Robert F. Thompson III's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Robert F. Thompson III
Current Office: State Senate - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate - District 20
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Personal Liberty) 44%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Economic Freedom) 33%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Integrity in Government) 60%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Overall Rating) 57%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Smaller Government) 56%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Tax Relief) 67
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Anti-Cronyism) 55%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Education) 100%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Lawsuit Reform) 67%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Second Amendment) 86%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Obamacare & Healthcare) 13%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Clean Elections) 63%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Criminal Justice)) 83%
2009 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Economic Justice 75%
2007 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Economic Justice 66%
2006 Arkansas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%

Government Operations

2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Anti-Cronyism) 55%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Integrity in Government) 60%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Personal Liberty) 44%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Education) 100%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Clean Elections) 63%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Criminal Justice)) 83%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Economic Freedom) 33%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Obamacare & Healthcare) 13%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Second Amendment) 86%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Lawsuit Reform) 67%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Tax Relief) 67
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Smaller Government) 56%
2013 Advance Arkansas Institute, Conduit for Commerce - Freedom Scorecard (Overall Rating) 57%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Economic Score 25%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Civil Rights Score (Senate Only) 100%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Education Score 71%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Overall Score 64%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Environment Score 63%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Government and Elections score 67%
2013 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Health Score 75%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Education Reform Score) 71%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Economic Freedom Score) 20%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Tax/Budget Policy Score) 60%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Overall Score) 47%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Small Government Score) 0%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Personal Liberty Score) 50%
2011-2012 Advance Arkansas Institute - Freedom Scorecard (Good Government Score) 25%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Agriculture 100%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Economic Justice 50%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Education 78%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Public Health 100%
2011 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Positions on Government and Election Reform 100%
2009 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Government and Election Reform Score 100%
2009 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Overall Score 91%
2007 Arkansas Citizens First Congress - Overall Score 79%

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