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Kelly A. Ayotte's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (NH) - Jr, Republican

Business and Consumers

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 (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
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 Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33
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 - Lifetime Score 93%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 81%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 55%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 90%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78
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: Labor (Senate) 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National 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 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 27%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 27%
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 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 19%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 16%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 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 for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - 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%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 94%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 95%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 92%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 47
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
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 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 60%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 69%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 76%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 86%
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 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 81%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65%

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 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 0%
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 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 - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
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%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 56%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 43%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 38%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Political Appointments 20%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 33%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 60%
2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 0%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 33%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 20%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 29%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - 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 Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
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 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
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 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 (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 18%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 18%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 33%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 33%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 25%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 25%

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