Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Edward 'Ted' M. Kennedy, Sr.
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Victoria Reggie; 3 Children: Kara, Edward Jr., Patrick; 2 Stepchildren: Curan Raclin, Caroline Raclin
Birth Date: 02/22/1932
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Hyannis Port, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 76.2% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 98% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 93.7% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 95% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 97% 2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 93% 2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 30% 2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90% 2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75% 2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88% 2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 89% 2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 45% 2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 98% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 95% 1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 77% 1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%

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