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Mark Lunsford Pryor

Mark Lunsford Pryor's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Mark Lunsford Pryor
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 92%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 71%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 9%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 51%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 47%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 16%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 58%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 22%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 22%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 72%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 73%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 15%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 86
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 97%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 9%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 88%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 53%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 60%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 41%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 77%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 30%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 30%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%

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