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Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent

Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent
Current Office: U.S. House - District 15, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 15
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 22%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 40%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 38%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 49%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 51%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 50%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 24%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 35%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 51%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 46%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 38%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 59%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 13%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 30%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 50
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 35%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 50%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 76%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 41%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 35%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 54%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 7%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 23%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 83%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

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