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Joe Manchin III's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 88%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 100
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 63%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 88%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 100
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 78%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 58%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 59%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 61%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 25
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 57%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 55%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 50%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 66%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 11%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 72%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 72%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 68%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 81%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 84%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 71%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 100%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 65%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 63%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 53%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 87%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 27%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 26%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 27%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 31%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 8
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 30
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 24%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 28%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 26%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 52%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 55%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 54%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 37
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 25%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 28%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 52%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 49%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 24%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 29%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 24%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 15%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 33%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 33%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 27%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 31%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 26%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 27%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2013-2014 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 28%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 20%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 55%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 29%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 26%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 50%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 58%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 63%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 75%
2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 66%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 67%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 72%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 73%
2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 100%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 50%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 52%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 33%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 54%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 50%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 49%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 44%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 63%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 36%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 33%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 100%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 89%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 44%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 0%
2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 66%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 29%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 86%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 80%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 67%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 67%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 89%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
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 25%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 22%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Political Appointments 80%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 77%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 100%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 60%
2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 50%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 33%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 40%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 80%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 89%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 84%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 91%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 81%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 74%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 90%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%

Religion

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 55%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 Jewish Women International - Positions 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 85%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 33%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 25%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 56%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 56%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 25%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 28%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 28%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 51%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 51%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 25%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 21%
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 25%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 74%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 60%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 60%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 52%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 43%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 48%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 48%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 31%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 50%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 31%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 31%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 50%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 31%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
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%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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