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Mark Begich

Mark Begich's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 7%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 13%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 13%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 13%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
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 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 42%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 47%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 6%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 37%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 19%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 44%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 36%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 17%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 13%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 13%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 69%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 5%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 38%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 4%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 35%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 56%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 43%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 35%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 15%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 15%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 37%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 34%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 11%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 29%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 91%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%

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