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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Kevin McCarthy
Current Office: U.S. House - District 23, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 23
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 87%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 87%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 46%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 46%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 46%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 54%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 64%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 78%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 53%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 86%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 37%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 86%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 74%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 83%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 82%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 92%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 92%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 13%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 89%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 9%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 90%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 63%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 14%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 82%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 86%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 80%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 96%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 86%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 86%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 22
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 95%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 90%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 73%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 73%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 89%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 74.2%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 67%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 2
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80.8%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 61%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 61%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 71
2005 California Republican Assembly - Positions 83%
2004 California Republican Assembly - Positions 82%
2003 California Republican Assembly - Positions 95%
2002 Christian Coalition of California - Positions 100%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%

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