Representative Derek Kilmer's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 6, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 6
Todd Bloom

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Stephan Brodhead

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Mike Coverdale

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Paul Nuchims

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Democratic

Tyler Vega

(Running)

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Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 15 2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 39% 2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39% 2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 60% 2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60% 2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10% 2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 60% 2013-2014 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80% 2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 20% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 45% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 33 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 35% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 78% 2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 10% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 42% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 32% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 30% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 33% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 89% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 69% 2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 33% 2012 Association of Washington Business - Positions 73% 2011-2012 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 4% 2011-2012 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30% 2011 Association of Washington Business - Positions 57% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Lifetime Score 51% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50% 2009 Association of Washington Business - Positions 58% 2008 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 30 2007-2008 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 38 2007 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 48 2007 Building Industry Association of Washington - Housing Industry Advocacy Score 50 2007 JobMakers - Job Creation Score 75% 2006 Association of Washington Business - Positions 52% 2006 JobMakers - Job Creation Score 54% 2005-2006 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 69% 2005 Association of Washington Business - Positions 50% 2005 Building Industry Association of Washington - Positions 17%

Conservative

2015 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10% 2015 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12% 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 5 2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 12% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Conservative Review - Positions 6 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 13% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 25% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 18 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 22 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28% 2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 23% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 20% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 20% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 37% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 35% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 34% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 25 2012 Washington Conservative Union - Cumulative Lifetime Score 26% 2012 Washington Conservative Union - Positions 36% 2010 Washington Conservative Union - Positions 44% 2010 Washington Conservative Union - Cumulative Lifetime Score 26% 2009 Washington Conservative Union - Cumulative Lifetime Score 23% 2009 Washington Conservative Union - Positions 33% 2007 Washington Conservative Union - Positions on Conservative Issues 20 2006 Washington Conservative Union - Positions 15% 2005 Washington Conservative Union - Positions 20%

Labor Unions

2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 82% 2015 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 76% 2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 57% 2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 90% 2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 94% 2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 20% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 20% 2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 90% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 78% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2012 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 80% 2012 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2011 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Postions 55% 2011 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 77% 2010 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 83% 2010 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 50% 2009 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 50% 2008 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100 2007 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 90 2006 Washington Public Employees Association - Positions 100% 2006 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2005 Washington Public Employees Association - Positions 100% 2005 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 87%

Religion

2015 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2015 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82% 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 5 2014 American Family Association - Positions 25% 2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2014 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2014 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 75% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 25% 2013-2014 Bread for the World - Positions 85% 2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 21% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15% 2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 25% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71% 2013 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 40% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0% 2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 5 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 5 2014 American Family Association - Positions 25% 2014 American Family Association - Positions 25% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 13% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 13% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 25% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 25% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 40% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 40% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 34% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 15% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 53% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 15% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 34% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 53% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%

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