Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 4% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 4% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 32% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 29% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 9% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 4% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 6% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 5% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 25% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 21% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 26% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 4% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 14% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 6% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25.8% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 13% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 18% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 20.5% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0% 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 14.3% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 8% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 13% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 2% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 13% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 4% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 20% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 13% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 15% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 14% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 5% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 12% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 13% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 17% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 12% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 12% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 13% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 5% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 17% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 17% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 24% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%

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