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Jim Costa

Jim Costa's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Jim Costa
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 37%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 37%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 47%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 68%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 68%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 44%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 44%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 47%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 58%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 55%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 57%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 58%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 58%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 60%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 62%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 60%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 45%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 45%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 43%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 59%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 60%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 54%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 51%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 53%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
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 - Oath of Office Score 20%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59.5%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59.2%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 57%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 62%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 33%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 60%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 13%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%

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