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Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Vern Buchanan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 34%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 34%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 14%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 14%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 7%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 35%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 35%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 51%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 42%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 34%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 35%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 37%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 49%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 34%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 33%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 36%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 44
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 44
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 27%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 33%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 41%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 41%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 38%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
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 19%
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 19%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 25.5%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 21%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 37
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 37
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%

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