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Steve Stivers

Steve Stivers's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Steve Stivers
Current Office: U.S. House - District 15, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 52%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 55%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 44%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 52%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 61%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 69%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 45%
2004 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 79%
2004 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 79%

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