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Mark Steven Kirk's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Jr, Republican

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 74%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 77%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 83%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 32
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 44%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 34%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 64
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 53%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 57%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 66%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 72%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 64%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 61%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
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 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 58%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 86
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 57.8%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 31%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 102
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 40%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 70%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 100
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 54.5%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 54%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 71
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 51.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 75
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 54%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
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 Concerned Women for America - Positions 63%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 58%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 48%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%

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