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Jim Cooper

Jim Cooper's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Abortion

Full Name: Jim Cooper
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Chris Carter
(Running)
Republican
Paul Deakin
(Running)
Independent
Ronnie Holden
(Running)
Republican
Bob Ries
(Running)
Republican
Big John Smith IV
(Running)
Republican

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2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 30%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 10%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 60%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 20%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 18%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 30%

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