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Robert C. Byrd

Robert C. Byrd's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Robert C. Byrd

Liberal

2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 64.3%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 70.5%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 66%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 63%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 87%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 89%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 66%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%

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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.

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