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Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul

Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 54%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 32%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 30%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 31%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 39.8%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 61%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 30%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 80%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 53%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 52%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 5%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 12%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 43%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%

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Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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