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Tom Cole

Tom Cole's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Tom Cole
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014

Employment and Affirmative Action

2013-2014 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 33%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Federally Employed Women - Positions 40%
2012 Federally Employed Women - Positions 30%
2011 Federally Employed Women - Positions 33%
2010 Federally Employed Women - Positions 30%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50%
2009 Federally Employed Women - Positions 20%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 78%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Federally Employed Women - Equality in Government Score 30
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 90%
2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 40%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 30%
2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 33%
2004 Workplace Fairness - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 54%
2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 20%
2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 40%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 71%
2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 43%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%
2003 Workplace Fairness - Positions 0%

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