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Jo Ann Emerson

Jo Ann Emerson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Jo Ann Emerson

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 49%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 44%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 42%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 38%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 30%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 51%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 29%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 24%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 52
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 52
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 10%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 10%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 36%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 36%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 38%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
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 - Progressive Action Score 38%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 38%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 39.8%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 35%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 41%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 48
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 48
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 37.7%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 44%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 34%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 18%
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 15%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 32%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 38%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 38%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 38%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 32%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 34%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 33%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 12%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 12%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 8%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 8%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 31%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 36%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 3%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 34%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 53%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 53%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%

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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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