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Kelly A. Ayotte's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 17%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 69%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 66
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 88%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 86%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 33
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 50%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 93%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 75%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 81%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 55%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 90%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78
2011-2012 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 50%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 79%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 85%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 32%
2013-2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 60%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 19%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 16%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 85%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Drum Major Institute - Positions 14%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 25%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 15%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 38%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Drum Major Institute - Positions 16%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 7%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2005-2012 National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund - Positions 0%

Conservative

2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 76%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 95%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 92%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 47
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 48%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 82
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 40
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 63%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 60%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 69%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 67%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 86%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 76%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 62%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 69%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 95%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 81%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65%

Environment

2015 League of Conservation Voters - Senate Special Edition 50%
2014 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2014 Environment America - Positions 0%
2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2014 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Clean Water Action - Positions 38%
2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2013-2014 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 22%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 0%
2013 Environment America - Positions 57%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 31%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 26%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 25%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 24%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 33%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 24%
2011 Environment America - Positions 45%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 92%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 95%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 80
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 48%
2013-2014 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2013 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 85%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 88%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 78%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 95%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 96%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 98%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 31%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 0%
2013 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 22%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 62%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 11%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 38%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 13%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 29%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 11%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 50%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Health and Health Care

2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 63%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 17%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 33%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 25%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 58%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 82%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 80
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 33%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 17%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 10%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 50%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 16%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 36%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 16
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2012 National Farmers Union - Positions 20%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 6%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%

Religion

2016 Bill Stamp - Positions 25%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 66%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 55%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 63%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 29%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 67%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Jewish Women International - Positions 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 42%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 33%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2005-2012 National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2014 American Family Association - Positions 66%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 66%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 48%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 48%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 63%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 63%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 61%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 61%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 85%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 85%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 66%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 66%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 74%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%

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