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Blake R. Farenthold

Blake R. Farenthold's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Blake R. Farenthold
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 76%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 76%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 63%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 63%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 63%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 77%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 60%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 67%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 70%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 84%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 82%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 70%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 80%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 73%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 79%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 82%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 79%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 82%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 79%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 80%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 75%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 65%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%

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