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Joe Donnelly, Sr.

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Joe Donnelly, Sr.
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 63%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 63%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 84%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 52%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 47%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 33%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 60%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 60%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 36%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 20%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 41%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 52%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 23%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 68%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 24%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 43%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 40%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues D
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 97%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 61%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 61%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 47%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 47%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 18%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 18%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 97%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76%
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 - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues D
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 83
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 75
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 75
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 29%

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