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Karl Allen's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: State Senate (SC) - District 7, Democratic

Business and Consumers

2017 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2017 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions (4-Year Average) 85%
2016 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions (4-Year Average) 87%
2016 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 85%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (State Legislatures) 83%
2015 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2013 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2012 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 61%
2012 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%
2011-2012 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2011 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 57%
2011 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2010 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 54%
2009-2010 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2009 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2008 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 50%
2008 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 13%
2006 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 13%
2005-2006 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2005-2006 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 11
2005 South Carolina Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2003 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 16%
2002 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions 55%
2001-2002 South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2001 South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee - Positions (House Only) 32%

Socially Conservative

2016 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score (State Legislatures) 6%
2016 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score (State Legislatures) 6%
2016 American Conservative Union - Positions (State Legislatures) 9%
2016 American Conservative Union - Positions (State Legislatures) 9%
2015-2016 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 56%
2015-2016 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 56%
2015 American Conservative Union - Positions (State Legislatures) 0%
2015 American Conservative Union - Positions (State Legislatures) 0%
2015 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores (State Legislatures) 4%
2015 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores (State Legislatures) 4%
2013-2014 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 58%
2013-2014 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 58%
2012 Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee - Positions 13
2012 Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee - Positions 13
2011-2012 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions 33%
2011 Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee - Positions 21%
2011 Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee - Positions 21%
2010 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 46%
2010 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 46%
2007 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 24%
2007 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 24%
2005-2006 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 17%
2005-2006 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 17%
2003-2010 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 38%
2003-2010 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 38%
2003-2004 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 63%
2003-2004 Palmetto Family Alliance - Positions (House Only) 63%

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