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David Rivera's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 97%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 55%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 96%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100%
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 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 100%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 95%
2010 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 96%
2010 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2009-2010 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2009 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 94%
2009 Associated Industries of Florida - Lifetime Score 96%
2009 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2008 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 100
2008 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 95
2008 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 97
2007 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 95
2007 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100
2006 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100%
2006 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 100%
2006 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100%
2005 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 100%
2005 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
2004 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 89%
2003-2004 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2003 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 86%
2003 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 92
2003 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 72%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 54%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 59%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 63%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 46%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2009 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 85%
2008 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100%
2007 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions on Conservative Issues 64%
2005-2006 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100%
2005 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
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 46%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
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 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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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