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Dan Patrick's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: Elected to Lieutenant Governor (TX), Republican
State Senate (TX) - District 7, Republican

Socially Conservative

2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 79%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 84%
2013 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 84%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2012 Texas Conservative Roundtable - Positions 100%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 90%
2011 Texas Conservative Coalition - Conservative Postions 90%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2011 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 86%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 87%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 86%
2011 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 87%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 54%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Other Conservative Issues Score 54%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 65%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Total Score 65%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Economic Issues 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Social Issues 90%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2009 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2009 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions 85%
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 77
2007 Heritage Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 77
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2007 Texas Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 89
2007 Young Conservatives of Texas - Positions on Conservative Issues 89

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