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Mark Begich

Mark Begich's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

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: Announced, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 19, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 6%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 4%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 86%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 80%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 15%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 22%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%

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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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