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Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Susan M. Collins
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary June 10, 2014

Defense

2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 0%
2011-2012 Center for Security Policy - Positions 75%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 58%
2009-2010 Center for Security Policy - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 55%
2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 33%
2007-2008 Center for Security Policy - Positions 78%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 40%
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 36%
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 50%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 60%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 25%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 38%
2005 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 47%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 93%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 43%
2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 13%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 13%
1999 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 77%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 75%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 29%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1997-1998 Council for a Livable World - Positions 20%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 57%
1997 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%

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