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Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 3, Democratic

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 69%
2013 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 78%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 83%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 82%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 69%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 85%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 58%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 76%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 94%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 97%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 69%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 53%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 85%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 85%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%

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