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Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 70% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 52% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 64% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 75% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 33% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 50% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 55% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 57% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 80% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 25% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 33% 2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 22% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 15% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 54% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 75% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 66% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 15% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 23% 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 64 2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 28 2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100% 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 57% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 89% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 89% 2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 76% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 53% 2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67% 2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 87% 2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 75% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 59% 2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 95% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 91% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 6% 2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80 2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 71% 2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 85% 2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 89 2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 97% 2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0 2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 71 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90 2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 85% 2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 66% 2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93% 2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +1 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 17% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 32% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 37% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 40% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 22% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 18% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 24% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 11% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 33% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 35% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 21% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 13% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 42% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 15% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 20% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 17% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 52% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 36.2% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 10 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 39.8% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 47%

Fiscally Conservative

2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 8% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 52% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 21% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 24% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 18% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 9% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 8% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 23% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 10% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 7% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 30% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 3% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 34% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%

Foreign Affairs

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6% 2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46% 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 40% 2012 Peace Action - Positions 56% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 66% 2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 88% 2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 55% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14% 2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91% 2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 33% 2011 Peace Action West - Positions 62% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20% 2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+ 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 79% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 79% 2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 92% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 75% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33% 2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60% 2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49% 2009 Peace Action West - Positions 70% 2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A- 2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61% 2008 Peace Action West - Positions 60% 2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67% 2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+ 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 75% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60% 2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 70% 2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17% 2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 81% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0 2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement D 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +3 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 72% 2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 88% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 57% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 45% 2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +1 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%

Health and Health Care

2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 81% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 66% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 60% 2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33% 2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 35% 2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0% 2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 42% 2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100% 2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2007-2008 AIDS United - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100 2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+ 2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100% 2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100% 2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 0 2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100% 2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 95% 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 91% 2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85% 2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 94% 2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 84% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 65% 2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93% 2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75% 2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83% 2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 84% 2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 94% 2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 98% 2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 91% 2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 80% 2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 100% 2009 Women Employed - Positions 100% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 33% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 60 2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 81 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92% 2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100% 2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60% 2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100% 2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 33 2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100 1997-2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Lifetime Score 47%

Religion

2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 21% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 67% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 92% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 75% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues B 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 60 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33

Socially Conservative

2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 10% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 21% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 21% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 17% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 17% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 12% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 10 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 10 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 16% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 30% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 30% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 34% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 34% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33

Socially Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 19% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 19% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 63% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 51% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 51% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 9 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 9 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 56% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 56% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 44% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 25% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 25% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 66% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 66% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 60 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 60

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