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James 'Jim' E. Risch

James 'Jim' E. Risch's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: James 'Jim' E. Risch
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 95%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 90%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 21%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 99%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 36%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%

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