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Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Cory Gardner
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 75%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 25%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 75%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 70%
2010 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 88%
2010 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 88%
2009 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 90%
2009 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 90%
2008 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 63%
2008 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 63%
2007 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 92%
2007 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 92%
2006 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 73%
2006 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 73%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 92%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 96%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 73
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 22%
2010 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82%
2009-2010 Colorado National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2009 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2007-2008 Colorado National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 86

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 8%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 0%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 10%
2010 Women's Lobby of Colorado - Positions 39%
2009 ACLU of Colorado - Positions on Workplace Rights 8
2009 Women's Lobby of Colorado - Positions 33%
2008 ACLU of Colorado - Positions 45%
2008 Equal Rights Colorado - Positions 0%
2007 ACLU of Colorado - Positions on Civil Rights Issues 15
2007 Equal Rights Colorado - LGBT Issues Score 0
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 ACLU of Colorado - Positions on Civil Rights Issues 30
2006 Equal Rights Colorado - Positions 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 90%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 90%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 88%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 88%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
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 62%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 75%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 77%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 62%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 75%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 63
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 92%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 94%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 91%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 93%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 93%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 84%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
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 77%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 85%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 79%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 79%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 79%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 75%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 70%
2010 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 88%
2010 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 88%
2009 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 90%
2009 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions 90%
2008 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 63%
2008 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 63%
2007 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 92%
2007 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 92%
2006 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 73%
2006 Colorado Union of Taxpayers - Positions on Tax Reduction 73%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 0%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 25%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 24%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 34%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 7%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 6%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 23%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 15%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 62%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 34%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 79%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 79%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%

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