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Dennis K. Kruse

Dennis K. Kruse's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Dennis K. Kruse
Current Office: State Senate - District 14, Republican
First Appointed: 2004
Last Appointed: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 14
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 6, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Jobs Score 82%
2013 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Pro-Economy Aggregate Score 84%
2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Jobs and Economic Issues 86%
2012 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - 2 Year Aggregate Jobs and Economy Score 87%
2011-2012 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2010 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 79%
2009-2010 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2008 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 63
2007-2008 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 50%
2007 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 9
2007 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 95
2007 Indiana Manufacturers Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 83
2006 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions 0%
2006 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2005-2006 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2005 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 96%
2003 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92%
2002 Indiana Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2001 Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - Positions 0%
2001 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2000 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
1999 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
1998 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
1998 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Indiana Bankers Association - Positions 100%
1997 Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
1996 Indiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

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