The Candidates

The ACLU Liberty Watch Candidate Report (also available in PDF format) shows candidates who twist the meaning of the Constitution for political gain are coming up empty across the board, while candidates who genuinely adhere to constitutional principles -- instead of just talking about them -- earn mostly high scores or better.

Ratings are determined on a zero-to-four torch scale. The better a candidate’s positions on civil liberties, the brighter Lady Liberty’s torch shines.

(NOTE: Dates are only provided for discrete past actions and statements made by the candidates. Ongoing positions do not have dates attached to them.)


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