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Patrick J. Murphy

Patrick J. Murphy's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Patrick J. Murphy

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 46%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 3%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 7%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 41%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 0%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42.5%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 23
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 43.5%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 28%

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