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Pete P. Gallego

Pete P. Gallego's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Pete P. Gallego
Current Office: U.S. House - District 23, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 80%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 56%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 44%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 17%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 20%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 23%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 28%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 38%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 37%
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 30.77
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 40%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 63%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 64%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 84%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 69%
2011-2012 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions [House Only] 57%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 42%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 35%
2011 Texas Watch - Positions on Consumer Protection (House Only) 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Positions 36%
2009 Texas Association of Business - Lifetime Score 34%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 40
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 75
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 50%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 7%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 37%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 25
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 44%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 45%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 59%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 59%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 44%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 33%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 33%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 28%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 20%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 20%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 32%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 30.77
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 71%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 5%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 5%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 10%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 15%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 15%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 0%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 80%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 0%
2011 Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 17%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 23%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 20%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 28%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 37%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 38%
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 30.77
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 43%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 31%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 69%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 31%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 69%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 44%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 59%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 33%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 33%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 21%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 19%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 25%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 23%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Economic and Personal Liberties 20%
2009 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 17%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 20%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 20%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 16%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Economic Liberty Score 37%
2007 Libertarian Party of Texas - Positions on Personal Liberties 38%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 78
2007 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 78
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2006 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 100
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Texas Freedom Network - Positions 100%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2005 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 37%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 71%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 71%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2003 Texas Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 12%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 8%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 5%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 5%
2000 Texas Freedom Network - Positions on Individual Rights and Liberties 75%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 10%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 15%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 15%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 16%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 0%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 0%
1997 The Texas Observer - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 37%

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