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Gary Palmer's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2018 Coalition of Franchisee Associations - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 80%
2017-2018 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96%
2017-2018 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96%
2017-2018 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 25%
2017-2018 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (115th Congress) [2/23] 100%
2017-2018 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Public Citizen - Public Citizen (Global Trade Watch Program): Lifetime Positions on Trade 100%
2017 United States Chamber of Commerce - "How They Voted: Cumulative Score" 80%
2017 United States Chamber of Commerce - "How They Voted: Annual Score" 93%
2016 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 73%
2016 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2015-2016 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 93%
2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2015-2016 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 64%
2015-2016 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 66%
2015-2016 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 85%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (114th Congress) 100%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Pre-Election Report 100%
2015-2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 84%
2015-2016 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Lifetime Scores 84%
2015-2016 National Retail Federation - Positions 60%
2015-2016 Public Citizen - Public Citizen (Global Trade Watch Program): Lifetime Positions on Trade 100%
2015-2016 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2015 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 43%
2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 100%
2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 80%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 60%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%

Environment

2018 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund - Positions on Public Lands and Citizen Participation 13%
2018 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund - Positions on Protecting the Public from Pollution 8%
2018 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund - Positions on Endangered Species Act 16%
2018 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard Lifetime" 1%
2018 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard" 0%
2017-2018 Clean Water Action - Positions 0%
2017-2018 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (115th Congress, full session) 0%
2017-2018 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96%
2017-2018 Outdoor Industry Association Political Action Committee - Positions 25%
2017 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2017 Environment America - Positions 0%
2017 Food Policy Action - Positions 20%
2017 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard" 0%
2017 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard Lifetime" 2%
2016 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2016 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard Lifetime" 3%
2016 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard" 0%
2015-2016 EarthRights International - Positions 0%
2015-2016 Environment America - Positions 0%
2015-2016 Food Policy Action - Positions 19%
2015-2016 League of Conservation Voters - "National Environmental Scorecard" 3%
2015 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2015 EarthRights International - Positions 25%
2015 Environment America - Positions 0%
2015 Food Policy Action - Positions 20%

Labor Unions

2018 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 36%
2017-2018 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2017-2018 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
2017 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10%
2017 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 5%
2017 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 4%
2017 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 3%
2017 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2017 National Treasury Employees Union - Positions 8%
2016 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
2016 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 3%
2016 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2016 National Farmers Union - "Congressional Scorecard" 33%
2016 National Treasury Employees Union - Positions 0%
2015-2016 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 30%
2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 12%
2015 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 4%
2015 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 4%
2015 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 10%
2015 National Treasury Employees Union - Positions 0%
2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 14%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2017-2018 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2015-2016 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2017-2018 American Family Association Action (AFA Action) - Positions 100%
2017-2018 American Family Association Action (AFA Action) - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2017-2018 Heritage Action for America - Positions 97%
2017-2018 Heritage Action for America - Positions 97%
2017 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Congressional Positions 100%
2017 American Conservative Union - Congressional Positions 100%
2017 American Conservative Union - Congressional Positions 100%
2017 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Congressional Positions 100%
2016 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score (Congressional) 100%
2016 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score (Congressional) 100%
2016 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2016 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2015-2016 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2015-2016 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2015-2016 Heritage Action for America - Positions 95%
2015-2016 Heritage Action for America - Positions 95%
2015-2016 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2015-2016 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2015 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2015 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2015 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 85%
2015 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 85%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 85%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 85%

Unemployed and Low-Income

2017 RESULTS - Positions 0%
2015-2016 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2015-2016 RESULTS - Positions 25%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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, 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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