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

Biographical

Full Name: James 'Jim' David Matheson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 2 Children: William, Harris
Birth Date: 03/21/1960
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, UT
Home City: Salt Lake City, UT
Religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 53% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 52% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 55% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 56% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 57% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 55% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 49% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 49% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 49% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 49.2% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 53.3% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 54% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53% 2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 60% 2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 25% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 54% 2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 58% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 62% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 70% 2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 30% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 63% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%

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