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Christopher 'Chris' J. Dodd

Christopher 'Chris' J. Dodd's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Christopher 'Chris' J. Dodd

Liberal

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 74%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 65%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 18
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 18
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 60%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 60%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 88%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 85%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 73%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 83%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91%
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 - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 67%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 67%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 77%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 62%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 93%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 84%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 83%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 75%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 80%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 79%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 71%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 71%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 20%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 76%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 81%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 68%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 98%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 98%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 71%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 81%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 83%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 74%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 65%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 94%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 80%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 61%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 89%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 50%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 10%

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