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Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch's Ratings and Endorsements

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: Potential, Democratic for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Sept. 9, 2014

Liberal

2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 74%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 73%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 63%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 71%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 73%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 67%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72.3%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72.2%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 72%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 74%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%

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