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Mark Steven Kirk

Mark Steven Kirk's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 74%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 77%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 74%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 83%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 77%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 83%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 90
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 44%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 44%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 44%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 34%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 34%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 57%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 72%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 66%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 68%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 55%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 74%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 67%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 41%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 42%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 72%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 61%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 40%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 61%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 48%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 51%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 51%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 48%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 86
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 58%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 57.8%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 31%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 102
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 100
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 54.5%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 54%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 71
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 51.3%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 42%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 37%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 37%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 75
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 31%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 54%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 14%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 14%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 63%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 65%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 67%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 58%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 40%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 55%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 43%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 40%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%

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