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Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.

Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.

Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 70%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social 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 - Oath of Office Score 83%
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 83%
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 - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 64%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 66%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 76.2%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 63
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 63
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 88%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 93.7%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 98%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
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 95%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 97%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 95%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 95%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
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 Foreign Policy Score 93%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 88%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 30%
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 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
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 100%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 89%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 85%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
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 92%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 45%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
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 87%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 81%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 96%
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 90%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
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 90%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 80%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 89%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 89%
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 95%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 92%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 77%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 93%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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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