NAM Records on Presidential Candidates

By June 4, 2008General

Since Senator Obama has sewn up Democratic nomination for President, it seems a useful time to post his and Senator John McCain’s record on National Association of Manufacturers’ Key Votes.

The only Congress where we get a direct vote-to-vote comparison is the 109th Congress, 2005-2006. Senator Obama’s NAM vote rating was 16 percent. Sen. McCain’s was 63 percent.

Each NAM summary for the candidate’s includes a sampling of other group’s ratings.

Obama:

Vote rating scale
National Association of Manufacturers, 2006:
    (16%)
National Federation of Independent Business, 2006:
    (12%)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2006:
    (39%)
Associated General Contractors, 2006:
    (62%)
BIPAC, 2006:
    (10%)
National Small Business Association, 2006:
    (28%)
AFL-CIO, 2006:
    (100%)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, 2006:
    (100%)
League of Conservation Voters, 2006:
    (96%)
Public Citizens Congress Watch, 2006:
    (69%)
Service Employees International Union, 2006:
    (94%)
United Auto Workers, 2006:
    (93%)

McCain:

Vote rating scale
National Association of Manufacturers, 2006:
    (63%)
National Federation of Independent Business, 2006:
    (100%)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2006:
    (72%)
Associated General Contractors, 2006:
    (62%)
BIPAC, 2006:
    (80%)
National Small Business Association, 2006:
    (85%)
AFL-CIO, 2006:
    (17%)
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, 2006:
    (0%)
League of Conservation Voters, 2006:
    (41%)
Public Citizens Congress Watch, 2006:
    (15%)
Service Employees International Union, 2006:
    (33%)
United Auto Workers, 2006:
    (14%)

 

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