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Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Arlen Specter

Marriage, Family, and Children

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 29%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 35%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 28%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 53
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 28
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 61%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 50%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 7%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 57%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 43%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 57%
2002 American Family Voices - Positions 50%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 44%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 80%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 25%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 31%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 43%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 100%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 78%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 38%

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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