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Michael E. McMahon's Ratings and Endorsements

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 10%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 57%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 14%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 14%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 16%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 16%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -10%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 23%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 87%

Socially Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
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 11%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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