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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine National Federation of Independent Business

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
I. Joel Abromson 100%
Jane Amero 100%
Irvin Belanger 100%
Richard Bennett 100%
John Benoit 100%
Donald Berry, Sr. 100%
Tarren Bragdon 100%
Joseph Bruno 100%
John Buck 100%
Randall Bumps 100%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 100%
Peter Cianchette 100%
Ruel Parkman Cross 100%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 100%
Clifton Foster 100%
Walter Gooley 100%
Philip Harriman 100%
Kenneth Honey 100%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 100%
Henry Joy 100%
Susan Kasprzak 100%
R. Leo Kieffer 100%
Janice LaBrecque 100%
James Libby 100%
David Lindahl 100%
Glenys Lovett 100%
Jay MacDougall 100%
Adam Mack 100%
David Madore 100%
Jean Ginn Marvin 100%
Arthur Mayo III 100%
Betty Lou Mitchell 100%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 100%
Richard Nass 100%
Julie O'Brien 100%
Judith Peavey 100%
Royce Perkins 100%
William Pinkham 100%
Debra Plowman 100%
Christine Savage 100%
Mary Small 100%
Lois Snowe-Mello 100%
Vaughn Stedman 100%
James Tobin, Jr. 100%
Russell Treadwell 100%
Harry True 100%
G. Paul Waterhouse 100%
Edgar Wheeler 100%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 100%
Robert Cameron 91%
Howard Chick 91%
Richard Kneeland 91%
Kenneth Lemont 91%
Bruce MacKinnon 89%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 88%
Michael McAlevey 80%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 70%
Joseph Perry 67%
Gerald Bouffard 64%
David Etnier 64%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 63%
Edward Povich 60%
Paul Leo Tessier 60%
Marjorie Kilkelly 56%
Nancy Chizmar 55%
Belinda Gerry 55%
Gary Wheeler 55%
Charles Fisher 50%
Charles LaVerdiere 50%
John Nutting VII 50%
Verdi Tripp 50%
Roger Frechette 45%
Richard Mailhot 45%
Wendy Pieh 45%
William O'Gara 44%
Shirley Richard 40%
Richard Carey 38%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 38%
Ronald Usher 38%
Rosaire Sirois 36%
Carol Kontos 33%
Richard Thompson 33%
Patrick Colwell 30%
Gary O'Neal 29%
Douglas Ahearne 27%
Scott Cowger 27%
Mabel Desmond 27%
Elaine Fuller 27%
Christopher O'Neil 27%
Judith Powers 27%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 25%
Susan Walsh Longley 25%
Peggy Pendleton 25%
Richard Ruhlin 25%
Mark Lawrence 22%
Robert Murray, Jr. 22%
Anne Rand 22%
Albion Goodwin 20%
Thomas Kane 20%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 20%
Martha Bagley 18%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 18%
Kenneth Gagnon 18%
Bonnie Raye Green 18%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 18%
Jane Saxl 18%
ME State House 10 Stephen Stanley Democratic 18%
Mary Cathcart 14%
Judy Paradis 14%
Lloyd LaFountain III 13%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 13%
S. Peter Mills 13%
Christopher Muse 13%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 13%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 13%
ME State House 69 Brian Bolduc Democratic 10%
Joseph Clark 10%
Michael Quint 10%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 10%
Randall Berry 9%
Thomas Bull 9%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 9%
Pamela Hatch 9%
Linda Rogers McKee 9%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 9%
G. Steven Rowe 9%
Roland Samson 9%
Michael Saxl 9%
David Shiah 9%
James Skoglund 9%
Elizabeth Townsend 9%
Paul Volenik 9%
Elizabeth Watson 9%
Christina Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 0%
ME State House 42 Joseph Brooks Unaffiliated 0%

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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