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Emanuel Cleaver II

Emanuel Cleaver II's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Emanuel Cleaver II
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Samuel Alao
(Running)
Republican
Mike Burris
(Running)
Republican
Bob Gough
(Running)
Democratic
Eric Holmes
(Running)
Democratic
Berton Knox
(Running)
Republican
Bill Lindsey
(Running)
Republican
Charles Lindsey
(Running)
Democratic
Mark Memoly
(Running)
Democratic
Jacob Turk
(Running)
Republican
Roy Welborn
(Running)
Libertarian

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 14%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 13%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 14%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 18%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 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 FreedomWorks - Positions 30%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 29%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 11%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 24%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 7%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 11%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 17%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 7%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 29%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 4%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 4%
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 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 85%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 10%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 13%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 25%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 25%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 3%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 77%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 7%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 16%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 12%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 1%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 11%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 5%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 20%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 18%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 23%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 14%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 24.8%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 25%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 26%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 28%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 5%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 8%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 21%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 26%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 43%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 9%

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