Senator John Sidney McCain III's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: John Sidney McCain III
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Cindy; 7 Children: Doug, Sidney, Andy, Meghan, Jack, Jimmy, Bridget
Birth Date: 08/29/1936
Birth Place: Panama Canal Zone, Panama
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Religion: Episcopalian
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2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 21% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 43% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 38% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 61% 2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 71% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 83% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 23% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 77% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85% 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 82% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 20% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 92% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 96% 2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 100% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 97% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 26% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 29% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 88% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 54% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 80% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 36% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 76% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 18% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 50% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 40% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 25% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 84% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 23% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 88% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88% 2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 17% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33% 2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 70% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 57% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 74 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 74 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 74 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25% 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 73 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 73 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 73 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 44% 2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45% 2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 95% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 67% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40% 2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 14% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 55% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 57% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 35% 2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 60% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83% 2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 59% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28% 2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94% 1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 89% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 97% 1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 81% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 61 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 89% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95% 1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 73% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 11% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 73% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 73% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 48% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 96% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 77% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92% 1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 48% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 29% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 96% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 48% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 100% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 85% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%

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