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Byron L. Dorgan

Byron L. Dorgan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Byron L. Dorgan

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 16%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 27%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 70%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 24%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 18%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 18%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 13%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 16%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 15%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 15%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 13%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 37%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 37%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 46%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 31.7%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 27%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 23%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 31%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 41%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 41%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 8%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 8%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 28
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 20%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 38%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 29%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 29%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25.7%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 2%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 29%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 28%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 28%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 17%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 10%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 24%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 29%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 29%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 38%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 40%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 19%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 21%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 20%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 10%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 29%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 33%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 36%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 22%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 36%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 44
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 13%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 25%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 36%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 33%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 22%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 22%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 27%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 16%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 31%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 22%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 47%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 38%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 15%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 12%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 9%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 29%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 17%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 34%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 14%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 18%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 15%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 17%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 19%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 18%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 10%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 22%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 23%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 15%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 23%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 29%

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