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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

1996-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 27%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 27%
Jim Crawley Barnett 71%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 91%
Barbara Martin Blackmon 28%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 39%
William Bowles 62%
Billy Broomfield 35%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 74%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 51%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 81%
Thomas Cameron III 89%
William Ward Canon 94%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 89%
Neely Carlton 39%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 76%
Robert Clark, Jr. 46%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 39%
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 35%
MS State House 65 Mary Coleman Democratic 65%
Joseph Compretta 67%
Scottie Cuevas 36%
Ricky Cummings 43%
Lee Jarrell Davis 80%
Bob Dearing 74%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux Democratic 43%
MS State House 64 William Denny, Jr. Republican 91%
George Dickerson 47%
MS State House 42 Reecy Dickson Democratic 29%
MS State House 79 Blaine Eaton II Democratic 48%
James Ellington 93%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 34%
Joe Ellzey 76%
MS State House 70 James Evans Democratic 16%
Ronald David Farris 73%
George Flaggs, Jr. 57%
Timothy Alan Ford 87%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 91%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 42%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 19%
Frances Fredericks 36%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 65%
Vernon Delma Furniss 21%
Jack Gadd 57%
David Gibbs 48%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 65%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 57%
David Green 32%
Joe Grist, Jr. 39%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 80%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 85%
Frank Hamilton 81%
Alice Harden 18%
Clayton Henderson 50%
William Hewes III 85%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 66%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 21%
Tommy Horne 19%
MS State House 46 Bobby Howell Republican 88%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 38%
Joe Hudson 53%
Roger Ishee 71%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 33%
Michael Janus 82%
MS State House 7 Wanda Jennings Republican 74%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 41%
Timothy Lamar Johnson 84%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 17%
Andrew Ketchings 91%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 88%
Ezell Lee 48%
Travis Little 87%
R.L. Livingston 27%
MS State House 45 Bennett Malone Democratic 37%
Percy Maples 68%
James Markham, Jr. 69%
MS State House 58 Rita Martinson Republican 83%
Warner McBride 83%
William McCoy 64%
MS State House 10 H. Nolan Mettetal Republican 71%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 29%
William Miles 73%
William Minor 89%
Thomas Mitchell 73%
MS State House 53 Robert Moak Democratic 28%
T.O. Moffatt 82%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 91%
Robert Moody 75%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 87%
E. Harvey Moss 44%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 36%
Clem Mullins Nettles 49%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 78%
Diane Peranich 39%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 30%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey Republican 60%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 71%
John Raymond Reeves 67%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 54%
Thomas Robertson 83%
Valeria Brower Robertson 84%
Eric Robinson 69%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 35%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 73%
Charles Ross 87%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 77%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 93%
Eloise Hale Scott 64%
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 79%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 47%
James Simpson, Jr. 91%
Charles Smith 85%
MS State House 27 Ferr Smith Democratic 30%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 74%
Robert Harold Smith 38%
Mary Stevens 72%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 74%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 23%
MS State House 87 Johnny Stringer Democratic 66%
Bobby Taylor 65%
Billy Thames 51%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 49%
Jimmy Thornton 23%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 48%
Bennie Turner 35%
Tom Wallace 52%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 18%
MS State House 90 Joseph Warren Democratic 64%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 15%
MS State House 62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Republican 72%
Carmen Wells-Smith 83%
Phillip West 58%
John Robert White 26%
Richard White 93%
Tommy Woods 92%
Charles Young, Sr. 53%

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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