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Mitch McConnell's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr, Republican Minority Leader
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate

2014 Endorsements

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 92%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 89%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 91%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 94%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 80%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 62%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 83%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 80%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 78%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 73%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 83%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 92%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 74%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 91%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 75%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 85%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 86%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 84%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 96%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 85%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 20
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 90%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 80%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 85.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 43%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 88%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 92
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 19
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 14
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 26%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 86.5%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 70%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 43%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 78%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 84.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 85%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 90%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 87%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 89%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 52%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 83%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 58%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 74%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 79%

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