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Rahm Emanuel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

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

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%

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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