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Cedric L. Richmond's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (LA) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
David Brooks
(Running)
No Party Affiliation
Samuel Davenport
(Running)
Libertarian
Rufus Johnson
(Running)
Democratic
Gary Landrieu
(Potential)
Democratic
Gary Landrieu
(Potential)
Democratic

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 33%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 67%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 43%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 86%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 46%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 63%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 39%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 33%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 40%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 36%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 55
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 30
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 40%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 66%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 33%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 16%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2010 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 38%
2009 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 38%
2008-2010 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Cumulative Score 38%
2008-2009 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2008 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 38%
2007 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 29
2006-2007 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 40
2006 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 26
2005 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 15%
2004 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 56%
2003 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 42%
2001 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 20%
2000-2003 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 31%
2000-2003 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2000-2002 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 28%
2000-2001 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2000 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions 33%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 64%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 71%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 95%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 75%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 84%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%
2003 Louisiana ACLU - Positions 50%
2001 Louisiana ACLU - Positions 78%
1999-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1999-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 25%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 15%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 30%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 10%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 17%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 41%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 38%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 37%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 37
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 13%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 24%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 27%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 21%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 12%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 21%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 5%
2010 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 38%
2009 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 58%
2008 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions on Conservative Values 25
2007 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions on Conservative Values 38
2006 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 13%
2005 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 25%
2004 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 0%
2003 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 14%
2001 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions 0%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 56%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 50%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 41%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 56%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 54%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 75%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 71%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 83%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 43%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 0%
2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2005 Louisiana Hospital Association - Positions 100%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 25%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 21%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 50%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 7%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 28%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 7%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 83%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 94%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 92%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 92%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 96%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%

Religion

2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 80%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 17%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 67%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 35%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 35%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 30%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 30%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 17%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 12%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 12%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 3%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 52%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 76%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 76%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 70%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 70%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 87%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 64%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 64%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 71%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 58%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 71%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 58%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80%

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