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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Connecticut Business and Industry Association

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Kevin DelGobbo 92%
Louis DeLuca 92%
CT State House 111 John Frey Republican 91%
William Nickerson 91%
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican 91%
Robert Ward 91%
Richard Belden 90%
CT State House 107 David Scribner Republican 89%
Mary Carson 88%
Robert Farr 88%
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican 87%
CT State House 142 Larry Cafero, Jr. Republican 87%
David Cappiello 87%
Richard Ferrari 87%
William Hamzy 87%
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican 87%
CT State House 66 Craig Miner Republican 87%
Brian O'Connor 87%
Claudia Powers 87%
John Stone, Jr. 87%
Ruth Fahrbach 86%
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic 86%
Lile Gibbons 86%
Leonard Greene, Sr. 86%
Robert Heagney 86%
John Hetherington 86%
Stephen Jarmoc 86%
CT State Senate 28 John McKinney Republican 86%
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican 86%
James Amann 85%
Eileen Daily 85%
CT State House 149 Livvy Floren Republican 85%
Ted Graziani 85%
T.R. Rowe 85%
Melody Alena Currey 84%
CT State House 138 Jan Giegler Republican 84%
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. 84%
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican 84%
John Stripp 84%
Julia Wasserman 84%
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 83%
CT State House 29 Tony Guerrera Democratic 83%
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic 83%
CT Council Member At-Large Anne Ruwet Republican 83%
CT State House 73 Jeffrey Berger Democratic 82%
CT State Senate 30 Clark Chapin Republican 82%
Catherine Cook 82%
Judith Freedman 82%
CT State House 112 DebraLee Hovey Republican 82%
Andrew Roraback 82%
John Ryan 82%
CT State House 103 Al Adinolfi Republican 81%
Michael Caron 81%
Shawn Johnston 81%
CT State House 60 Peggy Sayers Democratic 81%
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic 80%
Lawrence Miller 80%
CT State House 22 Elizabeth Boukus Democratic 79%
CT State Senate 8 Kevin Witkos Republican 79%
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic 78%
CT State Senate 34 Len Fasano Republican 78%
CT State House 114 Themis Klarides Republican 78%
Cathy Tymniak 78%
William Dyson 77%
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican 77%
CT State House 131 David Labriola Republican 77%
John Malone 77%
CT State House 74 Selim Noujaim Republican 76%
Donald Sherer 75%
Hank Bielawa 74%
CT State House 23 Marilyn Giuliano Republican 74%
Sonya Googins 74%
Raymond Kalinowski 74%
CT Justice of the Supreme Court Andrew McDonald 74%
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic 74%
CT State House 98 Pat Widlitz Democratic 74%
CT State House 52 Penny Bacchiochi Republican 73%
George Gunther 73%
Faith McMahon 71%
Christopher Stone 70%
Ryan Barry 68%
CT State Senate 27 Carlo Leone Democratic 68%
Richard Roy 68%
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican 67%
Corky Mazurek 66%
Biagio Ciotto 65%
Peter Panaroni, Jr. 65%
George Wilber 65%
CT State House 27 Sandy Nafis Democratic 64%
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic 63%
Kathleen Tallarita 63%
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic 62%
Reginald Beamon 62%
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic 61%
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic 61%
Cameron Staples 61%
Thomas Gaffey 60%
Demetrios Giannaros 60%
CT State House 40 Edward Moukawsher Democratic 60%
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic 58%
Walter Pawelkiewicz 58%
Lewis Wallace, Jr. 58%
Michael Christ 57%
Joan Lewis 57%
Lenny Winkler 57%
CT Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services Don DeFronzo Democratic 55%
Zeke Zalaski 55%
James Field Spallone 54%
Michael Lawlor 53%
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic 52%
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic 52%
CT State Senate 25 Bob Duff Democratic 51%
CT State Senate 17 Joe Crisco, Jr. Democratic 49%
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 49%
Christel Truglia 49%
Peter Villano 49%
Konstantinos Diamantis 48%
William Finch 48%
CT State House 56 Claire Janowski Democratic 47%
CT State House 88 Brendan Sharkey Democratic 45%
CT State House 64 Roberta Willis Democratic 45%
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic 43%
Roger Michele 42%
CT State House 95 Juan Candelaria Democratic 41%
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic 41%
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic 40%
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 40%
CT State House 26 Peter Tercyak Democratic 40%
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic 39%
Mary Handley 38%
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey 38%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 38%
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic 38%
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic 37%
Arthur Feltman 36%
Ernest Newton II 36%
Joseph Mann 35%
Melissa Riley 34%
Robert Keeley, Jr. 33%
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. 32%
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families 32%
James O'Rourke III 32%
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic 31%
Michael Jean Cardin 30%
Gail Hamm 30%
CT State House 97 Robert Megna Democratic 27%
Vickie Orsini Nardello 27%
Timothy O'Brien, Jr. 27%
Felipe Reinoso 27%
John Thompson 26%
Kenneth Green 25%
Evelyn Mantilla 25%
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic 24%
David McCluskey 24%
Steve Fontana 23%
CT State House 93 Toni Walker Democratic-NPL 23%
John Geragosian 22%
CT State House 43 Diana Urban Democratic 19%
CT Council Member 137 Lydia Martinez Democratic 18%
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic 15%
Christopher Caruso 14%
Edith Prague 11%
Christopher Donovan 10%

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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