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Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves

Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Samuel 'Sam' B. Graves
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 6
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
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(Running)
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Edward Fields
(Running)
Democratic
Bill Hedge
(Running)
Democratic
Russ Monchil
(Running)
Libertarian
Kyle Reid
(Running)
Republican
Christopher Ryan
(Running)
Republican
Brian Tharp
(Running)
Republican

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 84%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 84%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 84%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 86%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 72%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 84%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 91%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 85%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 80%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 86%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 86%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 78%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 89%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 89%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 14%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 70%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 95%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 71%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 74%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 74%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 92%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 30%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 87%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 21%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 82%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 82%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 91%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 11
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 93%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 86%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 82%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 74%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 84%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 84%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 66%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 58%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 12
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 88%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 74%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 82%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 13
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 87
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 68%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 17%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 17%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 17%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 78.8%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 81%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 62%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 62%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 63%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 63%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 84.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 83%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 79%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 79%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 73%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 89%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 94%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 81%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 76%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 65%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 65%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 29%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 29%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 78%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 81%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 87%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 91%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 69%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Missouri Family Network - Positions 99%
1996 Missouri Family Network - Positions 85%
1995 Missouri Family Network - Positions 100%
1994 Missouri Family Network - Positions 80%

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