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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine National Federation of Independent Business

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
I. Joel Abromson 100%
Douglas Ahearne 0%
Jane Amero 100%
John Benoit 100%
Donald Berry, Sr. 0%
Randall Berry 0%
Georgette Berube 33%
Gerald Bouffard 0%
John Buck 100%
Robert Cameron 75%
Richard Carey 25%
Howard Chick 100%
Nancy Chizmar 0%
Joseph Clark 25%
Ruel Parkman Cross 100%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 25%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 25%
Mabel Desmond 0%
David Etnier 25%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 100%
Charles Fisher 25%
Belinda Gerry 0%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 50%
Walter Gooley 100%
Bonnie Raye Green 0%
Philip Harriman 100%
Pamela Hatch 0%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 100%
Henry Joy 100%
R. Leo Kieffer 100%
Marjorie Kilkelly 75%
Richard Kneeland 100%
Carol Kontos 25%
Janice LaBrecque 100%
Lloyd LaFountain III 25%
Mark Lawrence 0%
Kenneth Lemont 100%
James Libby 100%
David Lindahl 100%
Susan Walsh Longley 0%
Glenys Lovett 100%
David Madore 100%
John Martin 25%
Jean Ginn Marvin 100%
Arthur Mayo III 67%
Michael McAlevey 100%
S. Peter Mills 25%
Eleanor Murphy 100%
Richard Nass 100%
William O'Gara 0%
Gary O'Neal 0%
Judy Paradis 0%
Judith Peavey 100%
Royce Perkins 75%
William Pinkham 100%
Debra Plowman 100%
Edward Povich 50%
Anne Rand 0%
Shirley Richard 0%
G. Steven Rowe 25%
Richard Ruhlin 0%
Roland Samson 0%
Christine Savage 100%
Jane Saxl 25%
Michael Saxl 25%
David Shiah 0%
Rosaire Sirois 0%
Mary Small 100%
Vaughn Stedman 100%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 25%
Richard Thompson 50%
Elizabeth Townsend 25%
Verdi Tripp 50%
Harry True 100%
Paul Volenik 0%
G. Paul Waterhouse 100%
Elizabeth Watson 0%
Edgar Wheeler 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 25%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 25%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 100%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 100%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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, Project 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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