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Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar's Ratings and Endorsements

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 41%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 43%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 33%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 36%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 38%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41.8%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 45.7%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 47%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 50%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 14%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 22%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 9%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 7%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 30%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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