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Karl B. Allen

Karl B. Allen's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Karl B. Allen
Current Office: State Senate - District 7, Democratic, Working Families
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016

Business and Consumers

2013 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2012 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 61
2012 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%
2011-2012 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2011 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 57
2011 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2010 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 53.55
2009-2010 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2009 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2008 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 49.94
2008 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 12.65
2006 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 12.95
2005-2006 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2005-2006 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 11
2005 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2003 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 16%
2001-2002 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 55%
2001-2002 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%

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