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John R. Carter

John R. Carter's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: John R. Carter
Current Office: U.S. House - District 31, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 31
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 52%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 75%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 61%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 37%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 60%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 12
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 63%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 63%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 24%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 59%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 86%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 36%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 33
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 62%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 79%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

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