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Beto O'Rourke's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 16, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16

Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0
2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 31%
2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 30%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 42%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 37%
2013-2014 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 16
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 16%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 78%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 30%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 10%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 84%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 46%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 13%

Conservative

2015 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 19%
2015 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 21%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 10
2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 14%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 17
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 0
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 38%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 33%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 20%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 15%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 15%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 25%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30

Religion

2015-2016 Bill Stamp - Positions 83%
2015 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2015 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 70%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 10
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2014 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 88%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2013-2014 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 56%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 38%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 10
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 10
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 38%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 38%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 75%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 45%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 45%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 15%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 75%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 15%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%

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