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Richard C. Shelby's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (AL) - Sr, Republican

2010 Endorsements

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 81%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 72%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 75%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 81%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 76%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 64%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 73%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 76%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 76%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 79%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 76%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 76%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 85%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 82%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 79%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 71%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 90%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 76%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 77%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 76%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 80%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 92%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 75%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 40
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 88%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 50%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 73.7%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 29
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 83%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 14
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 30%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 78%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 80%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 74%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 89%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 64.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 96%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 97%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 75%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 67%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 89%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 93%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 56%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 90%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 65%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 68%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 55%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%

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