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Jim Pitts's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2011-2012 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions [House Only] 100%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Positions 89%
2011 Texas Association of Business - Cumulative Score 83%
2011 Texas Watch - Positions on Consumer Protection (House Only) 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 29%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 33%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 31%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 50%
2009 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2007 Texas Association of Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 79
2007 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 86
2005-2006 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Texas Association of Business - Positions 92%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Texas Association of Business - Positions 100%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 44%
2001 Texas Association of Business - Positions 86%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 69%
1999 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
1997 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Texas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 90%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 Texas NAACP - Positions 83%

Fiscally Conservative

2013 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions (House) 46%
2013 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 30%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 38%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 68%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 98%
2011 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 85%
2011 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 13%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 71%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 62%
2009 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 50%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 29%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 31%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 33%
2009 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions 53%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 72%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 41%
2007 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 71%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2007 Texans for Fiscal Responsibility - Positions on the Size and Role of Government 71.43
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 68
2005 Americans for Prosperity Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 67%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 44%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 69%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 68%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 90%

Socially Conservative

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 68%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 68%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 38%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 38%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 98%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 98%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 36%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 62%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 71%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 71%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 62%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 50%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 31%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 31%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 29%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 29%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 50%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 33%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 33%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 72%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 72%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 41%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 41%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 64%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 68
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 68
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Heritage Alliance - Positions 64%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 59%
2005 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 59%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 67%
2005 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 67%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Heritage Alliance - Positions 86%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 89%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 79%
2003 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 79%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2003 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 78%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 44%
2001 Heritage Alliance - Positions 44%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2001 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
2001 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 57%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 69%
1999 Heritage Alliance - Positions 69%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 83%
1999 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 83%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
1999 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 68%
1999 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 68%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
1997 Heritage Alliance - Positions 70%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 67%
1997 Texas Christian Coalition - Positions 67%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 90%
1995 Heritage Alliance - Positions 90%

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