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John Sidney McCain III

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

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

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 12%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 26%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 12%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 12%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 26%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 12%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 40%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 41%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 38%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 27%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 33%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 39%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 7%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 40%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 19%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 7%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 10%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 73
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 73
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 20%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 20%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 16%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 10%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 28%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 25%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 25%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 37
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 37
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 43.3%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 49%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 29%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 29%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 35%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 38%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 50%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 42%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 30%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 30%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 23%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 23%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 30%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 33%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 33%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 33%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 7%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 32%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 33%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 29%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 5%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 15%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 43%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 70%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 90%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 50%

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