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John Sidney McCain III

John Sidney McCain III's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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

Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 25%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 43%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 60%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 0%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 66%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 22%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 63%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 89%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 29%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 0%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 11%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 7%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 7%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 8%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 11%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 20%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 20%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 50%
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score F
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -2
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 50%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 33%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 50%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 50%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 58%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 33%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 25%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 10%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 20%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 79%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -3
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 38%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 7%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 14%
2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 13%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 18%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 11%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 13%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1999 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 54%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 23%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 85%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 29%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1998 Peace Action - Positions 8%
1997-1998 Council for a Livable World - Positions 10%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 46%
1997 Council for a Livable World - Positions 17%
1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 21%
1997 Peace Action - Positions 8%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 79%
1996 Council for a Livable World - Positions 9%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 54%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 43%
1996 Peace Action - Positions 9%
1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 8%
1995 Peace Action - Positions 17%
1993-1994 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%

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