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Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Stephen F. Lynch
Current Office: U.S. House - District 8, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 8
Primary Sept. 9, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 78%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 73%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 78%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 73%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 90%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 74%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 62%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 63%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 76%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 73%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 71%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 76%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 68%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 73%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 71%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 66%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 70%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 67%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 67%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72.3%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 62
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 62
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72.2%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 68%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 83%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 63%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 10%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 69%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 66%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 61%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 92%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 50%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%

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