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James Randy Forbes

James Randy Forbes's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: James Randy Forbes
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 06/19/2001
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 81%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 81%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 58%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 58%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 58%
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 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 52%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 59%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 60%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 62%
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 55
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 88%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 76%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 71%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 60%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 82%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 73%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 82%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 62%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 62%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 62%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 10%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 88%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 88%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 75%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 83%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 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) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
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 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 85%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 85%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 83%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 28
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 84%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 79%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 73%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 73%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 85%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 80%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 69%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 62%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
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 82%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 62%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 62%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 13
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 81
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 15%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 80.2%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 81%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 73%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 67%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 67%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 73%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 91%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 83%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 71.2%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
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 82%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 93%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 77%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 68%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 57%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 68%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 57%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 95%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 76%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 60%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 60%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 78%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 69%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 84%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 58%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 91%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 43%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 100%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 22%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
1999 The Family Foundation of Virginia - Positions 87%
1999 Virginia Christian Coalition - Positions 100%
1997 Virginia Christian Coalition - Positions 91%

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