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Jo Ann Emerson

Jo Ann Emerson's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Jo Ann Emerson

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 53%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 53%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 78%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 60%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 56%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 57%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 59%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 53%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 46%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 56%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 81%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 76%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 70%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 81%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 65%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 65%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 58.7%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 38%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 57%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 94
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 24
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 63%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 20
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60.2%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 33%
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 62.3%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 29%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 79%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions -4
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 62%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 95%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 43%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 43%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 66%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 53%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 59%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 62%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 93%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%

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