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Thelma D. Drake

Thelma D. Drake's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Thelma D. Drake

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 53%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 43%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 20%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

Business and Consumers

2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 40%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 83%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 12%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 25%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 87%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 75%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 5%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 30%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 91%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 80%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 90%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 6%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 95%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 25%
2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 33%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
2004 Virginia FREE - Positions 72%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 97%
2003 Virginia FREE - Positions 78%
2002 Virginia FREE - Positions 94%
2001 Virginia FREE - Positions 86%
2000-2001 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2000-2001 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2000 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2000 Virginia FREE - Positions 87%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%
1999 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 76%
1999 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 81
1998-1999 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1998 Virginia Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
1997 Virginia FREE - Survey and Legislative Action Score 82
1996-1997 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 27%
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 22%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur D
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 5%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 33%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 22%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%
2003 Equality Virginia - Positions on LGBT Rights 33%
2001 Equality Virginia - Positions 0%
2000-2002 Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%

Conservative

2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 74.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 74%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 64%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 13
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 85.3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 79.2%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 4
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 93%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2002-2003 The Family Foundation of Virginia - Positions 76%
2001 The Family Foundation of Virginia - Positions 84%
1999 The Family Foundation of Virginia - Positions 79%
1999 Virginia Christian Coalition - Positions 85%
1997 Virginia Christian Coalition - Positions 91%

Education

2008 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 25%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 12%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 25%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 0%
2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 30%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 25%
2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50%
2004 Virginia Education Association - Positions 0%
2004 Virginia Education Association - Positions 33%
2002 Virginia Education Association - Positions 75%
1998 Virginia Education Association - Positions 42%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2005-2006 National Association of Counties - Positions 60%

Foreign Affairs

2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues F
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 14%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 9%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 17%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D+
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur D
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 38%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 17%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 8%

Government Operations

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 53%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 53%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 43%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 43%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 56%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 47%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

Health and Health Care

2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 67%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 20%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 33%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 0%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 100%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 0%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 0%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 33%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 12%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 20%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 67%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 10%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 8%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 25%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 100%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 0
2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 21%
2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 33%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 66%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 17%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 20%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 17%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 16%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
2003 Virginia AFL-CIO - Positions 0%
2003 Virginia Professional Fire Fighters - Positions 55%
2002 Virginia AFL-CIO - Positions 50%
2001 Virginia AFL-CIO - Positions 25%
1999 Virginia AFL-CIO - Positions 30%

Liberal

2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 26%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 26%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 14%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 14%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 14.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 20.8%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 10%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 20%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 57%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 57%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 7%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 9%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%

Social

2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 14%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 64%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 94%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 23%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 10%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 10%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 57%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 25
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%

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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