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Mark Begich

Mark Begich's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Mark Begich
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 19, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 44%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 51%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 25%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 35%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28%
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 50%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 22%
2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 22%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 88%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 15%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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