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David 'Dave' W. Loebsack

David 'Dave' W. Loebsack's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: David 'Dave' W. Loebsack
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 64%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 64%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 61%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 85%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 61%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 85%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 67%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 66%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 63%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 61%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 66%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 63%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 73%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 53%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 23%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 23%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 53%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 65%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 76%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 64%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 71%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 76%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 67%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11
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 95%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 45%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 91%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
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 90%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
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 - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 71%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 71%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 82%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 67%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 89%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 67
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 67
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%

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