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Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar

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

Full Name: Richard 'Dick' G. Lugar

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 40%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 38%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 41%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 43%
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 63%
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 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 6%
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 Composite Score 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 41%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 30%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 35%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 36%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 59
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 59
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 28%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 28%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 15%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 38%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
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%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 6%
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 - Progressive Action Score 6%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 40%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41.8%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 43
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 43
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 45.7%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 42%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 48%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 44%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 44%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
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 - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 45%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 47%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
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 20%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 50%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 14%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 22%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35%
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 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 8%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 8%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 9%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 9%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 7%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 22%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
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 29%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 38%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 20%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 5%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 22%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 28%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 30%
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 80%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%

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