James 'Jim' David Matheson's Special Interest Group Ratings

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2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 41% 2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 40% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 33% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 35% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 34% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 30% 2014 Conservative Review - Positions 46 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 37% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 36% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 76% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 43% 2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 82 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 52% 2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 50% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 41% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 58% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 48% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 46% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 47% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 50% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 40% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 56% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 44% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 45% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 68% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 41% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 27% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 77% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 37% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 42% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 47% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 39% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 42% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 18% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 46% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 17% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 38% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 51% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 52% 2009-2010 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 27% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 26 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 49% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 50% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 40% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 41% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 24% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 52% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 50% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 36% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 51.5% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 36% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 27% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50.8% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 64% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 74% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 46.7% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 62% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 40% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 46% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 48% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 58% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 36% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 40% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 38% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 32% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%

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