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Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent

Charles 'Charlie' W. Dent's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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
Primary May 20, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 38%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 38%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 38%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 38%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 54%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 49%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 62%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 77%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 66%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 50%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 65%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 80%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 73%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 50%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 53%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 50%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 47%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 64%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 53%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 55%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 54%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 55%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 54%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 27%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 60%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 63%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 38%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 54%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 46%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 60%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 61%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 65%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 40%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 60%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 59%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 65%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 65%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 62%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 66%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 83
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 68%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 63%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 55%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 55%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 59.8%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 59%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 41%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 33%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 62%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 62%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 58
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 58
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 64
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 35%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 33%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 52%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 72%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 72%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 67
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 52%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 52%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 31
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 57%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 53.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 54%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 57%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 83%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 4
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2003-2004 Commonwealth Foundation - Positions on Conservative Issues 0%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 95%
1995-1998 Pennsylvania Christian Coalition - Positions 100%

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