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B. Patrick 'Pat' Bauer's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: State House (IN) - District 6, Democratic

Business and Consumers

2014 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Jobs 45%
2013-2014 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Economy Aggregate Score 48%
2013 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Economy Aggregate Score 46%
2013 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Jobs Score 50%
2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - 2 Year Aggregate Jobs and Economy Score 38%
2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Jobs and Economic Issues 41%
2011-2012 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2010 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2008 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 0
2007 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100
2007 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 14
2007 Indiana Manufacturers Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions 100%
2006 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2005 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 20%
2004 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2003 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2002 Indiana Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2001 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions 100%
2001 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2000 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
1999 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 28%
1998 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
1998 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1997 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 22%
1996 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%

Government Budget and Spending

2013-2014 Americans for Prosperity - Indiana - Positions 43%

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