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Robin Kelly's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 15%
2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 35%
2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 27%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 49%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 52%
2013-2014 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 33%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 25%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 25%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 16
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 63%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 14%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 15%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 55%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 26%
2006 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2003-2004 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 9%

Labor Unions

2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 88%
2015 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 92%
2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 71%
2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 66%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 8%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0%
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 86%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 57%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Tooling & Manufacturing Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 65
2005 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2004 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2003 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 87%

Religion

2015 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2015 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2014 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 63%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2013-2014 Bread for the World - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Family Policy Alliance - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 24%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 89%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 82%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
1999-2004 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 14%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 25%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 14%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 25%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 58%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 29%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 29%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 58%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%

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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