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Mark Steven Kirk

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

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

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 19%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 28%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 24%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 19%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 24%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 28%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 31%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 34%
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 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 31%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 31%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 41%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 40%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 39%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 28%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 28%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 45.5%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 45%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 54
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 54
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 48.7%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 23%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 49%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 52%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 35%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 42%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 53%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 53%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%

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