Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Carol Wells; 5 Children
Birth Date: 08/20/1935
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Lake Jackson, TX
Religion: Protestant
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Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 83% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 68% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 78% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 66% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 66% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 33% 2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 33% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Civil Marriage Rights for One Man and One Woman 0% 2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Natural Family 75% 2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Adoption by Both a Father and a Mother 100% 2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting the Boy Scouts 100% 2012 Save California - Presidential Candidate Score: Protecting Schoolchildren 100% 2012 Susan B. Anthony List - Presidential Candidates 100% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 92% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 91% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 85% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 91% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 85% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 70% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 70% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 54% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 87% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 78% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 83% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 88% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 85% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 85% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 60% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 46% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 94% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 100% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 100% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 96% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 84% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 85% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 85% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 78% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 22% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 90% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 93% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 100% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 91% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 83% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 0 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 100% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 82% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 82% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 85% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 100% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 97% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 100% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 90% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 80% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 80% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 89% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 91% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 69.2% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 88% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 100% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 81 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 81 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 88% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71% 2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 18 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 52% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 77% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 30 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 88% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 88% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 56 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 80% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60.2% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 93% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 93% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 29% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 100% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 100% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 100 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 20% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 39% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 83% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 57% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 62% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 56% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 78% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 78% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 42% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 17 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 71% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 71% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 75% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 40% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 83% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 83% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 100% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 78% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 62% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 76% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 84% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 84% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 58% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 20% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 90% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 100% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 88% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 100% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 88% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 71% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 71% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 73% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 60% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 75% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 71% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 71% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 76% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 88% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 88% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 85% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 40% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 100% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 100% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 49% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 51% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 89% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 89% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 5% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 70% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 81% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 70% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 70% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 86% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 86% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 42% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 93% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 93% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 78% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 67% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 92% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 70% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 69% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 97% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 97% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 53% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 90% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 90% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 64% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 95% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 78% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 95% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 95%

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