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Rahm Emanuel's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: Mayor (Chicago, IL) - At-Large, Democratic

Abortion and Reproductive

2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005 The Population Institute - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 The Population Institute - Positions 100%
2002 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%

Animals and Wildlife

2008 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 83%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 90%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 83
2006 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust - Positions 0%
2006 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2005-2006 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 86%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 95%
2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 85
2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 85%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 67%
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 89%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 89%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2004 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 89
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 89
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 89%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 89%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 89%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 89%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 100%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 89%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 89%

Business and Consumers

2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 48%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 45%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 69%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 6%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 48%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 68%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 68%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 44%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 13%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 19%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 21%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 30%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 35%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 22%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 76%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 19%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 28%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 20%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 24%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 48%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 43%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 38%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 8%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 38%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 36%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 54%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 55%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 20%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 38%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 83%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 15%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 0%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 100
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 95%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 57%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 100%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 96%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 94%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 100%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 91%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 50%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 70%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 90%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 90%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0
2002 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%

Conservative

2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 26.7%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 8%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 27.7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 26.7%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 27%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 26%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 11%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 14%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%

Environment

2008 Environment America - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 90%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 90%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 92%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 78%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 95%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 67%
2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 72%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 90%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97%
2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 95%
2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 88%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 95%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 100%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2005-2006 National Association of Counties - Positions 72%

Fiscally Conservative

2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 19%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 18%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 23%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 8%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 21%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 8%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 82%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 23%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45

Foreign Affairs

2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 0%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 17%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 71%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 55%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 70%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 50%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 63%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 66%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 75%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 83%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 71%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 14%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 67%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 37.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -7
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 87%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 91%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 50%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 78%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 56%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 100%

Health and Health Care

2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 60%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 80%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 80
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 43%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 0%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 89%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 50%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 25%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 25%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 100%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%

Immigration

2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language F
2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language F
2007 English First - Positions 0%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2006 English First - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 14%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 8%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 0%
2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 57%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 33%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 50%
2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 11%
2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100%
2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 0%
2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 10%

Labor Unions

2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 95%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 90%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 96%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 50
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 84%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 100%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2004 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 67%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 62%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 86%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 78%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 93%
2003 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 50%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 87%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%

Religion

2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 72
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 92%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 90%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 47%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 100
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 67%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 11%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 37.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -7
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 50%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%

Socially Conservative

2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 28%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 28%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 23%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 23%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 27%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 27%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 21%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 21%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 22%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 22%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 24%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 24%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%

Socially Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 72
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 72
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
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 Social Issues 70%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 73%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 73%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%

Taxes

2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 8%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 21%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45

Women

2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 70%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 69%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 95%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 71%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2002 National Organization for Women - 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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