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Richard 'Rick' Ray Larsen

Richard 'Rick' Ray Larsen's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' Ray Larsen
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 47%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 57%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 89%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 67%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 10%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 85%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 51%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 32%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 51%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 30
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 36%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 57%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 57%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 66%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 85%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 69%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 25%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 70%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 38%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 40%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 38%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 36%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 59%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 25%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 35%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 33%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 59%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 33%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 81%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 48%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 81%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 32%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 54%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 25%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 45%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 46%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 45%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 30%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 14%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 83%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 38%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 47%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 68%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 48%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 35%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 20%

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