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Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.

Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 10, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 10
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 79%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 79%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 24%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 85%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%

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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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