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Ken Paxton, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Office: Elected to Attorney General (TX), Republican
State Senate (TX) - District 8, Republican

Fiscally Conservative

2013 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions (Senate) 100%
2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 100%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 93%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 86%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 100%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 100%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 96%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 101%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 92%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 89%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 83%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 100%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 96%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 91
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 100.00
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 96
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues A+
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 90%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

1999-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Socially Conservative

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 93%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 93%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 86%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 86%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 96%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 96%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 92%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 89%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 89%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 83%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 83%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 92%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 91
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 91
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 96
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 96
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 97%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 90%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 90%

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