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Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar

Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 77%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 64%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 46%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 59%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 55%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 61%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 59%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 57%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 75%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 75%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 77%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 75%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 71%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 77%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 64%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 70%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 80%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 80%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 58%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 58%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 77%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 85%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 85%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 81%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 59%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 30%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 63%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 46%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61.8%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 54%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 33%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 65%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 65%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 64
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 48
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 75%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 75%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 71
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 58.2%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 71%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 54.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 51%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 67%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 60%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 80%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 53%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 82%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 91%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 69%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 69%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 75%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 75%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 78%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 87%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 73%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 90%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 78%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 78%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 78%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 100%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 86%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 86%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 71%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 100%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 49%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 52%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 63%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 70%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 82%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 93%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 68%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 67%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 67%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 68%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 77%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 82%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 77%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 82%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 87%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 62%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 57%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 62%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 22%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 64%

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