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Joaquin Castro

Joaquin Castro's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Joaquin Castro
Current Office: U.S. House - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 20
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2011 Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom - Positions 63%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 13%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 15%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 8%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 22%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 30%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 33
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 57%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 33%
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 23.08
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 8%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 0%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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