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Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles Ross 98%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 97%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 97%
Thomas Robertson 97%
James Simpson, Jr. 97%
MS Commissioner of Insurance Michael Jackson Chaney Republican 96%
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 96%
MS State House 64 William Denny, Jr. Republican 96%
James Ellington 96%
MS State House 56 Philip Gunn Republican 96%
William Hewes III 96%
Travis Little 96%
J. Walter Michel 96%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 96%
MS State House 83 Elton Gregory Snowden Republican 96%
MS Public Service Commissioner Leonard Bentz Non-partisan 95%
MS State Senate 17 Terry Brown Republican 95%
Merle Flowers 95%
MS Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican 95%
MS Commissioner of Transportation Thomas King, Jr. Republican 95%
MS State House 58 Rita Martinson Republican 95%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 95%
Carmen Wells-Smith 95%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 94%
Michael Lott 94%
T.O. Moffatt 94%
MS Auditor Stacey Pickering Republican 94%
MS State House 17 Brian Aldridge Republican 93%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 93%
MS State Senate 33 Fredie Carmichael Republican 93%
MS State House 10 H. Nolan Mettetal Republican 93%
MS State House 97 Sam Mims V Republican 93%
Larry Baker 92%
MS State Senate 15 Gary Jackson Republican 91%
MS State Senate 35 Perry Lee Republican 91%
Warner McBride 91%
J. Ed Morgan 91%
MS State House 88 Gary Staples Republican 91%
Virginia Carlton 90%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 90%
MS State House 46 Bobby Howell Republican 90%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 89%
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 89%
Frank Hamilton 89%
MS State House 74 Mark Baker Republican 88%
MS State House 23 Jim Beckett Republican 88%
Lee Jarrell Davis 88%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 88%
Michael Janus 88%
Chester Masterson, Sr. 88%
MS State House 18 Jerry Turner Republican 88%
Richard White 88%
Noal Akins 87%
Bob Dearing 87%
MS State House 14 Margaret Rogers Republican 87%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 87%
Mary Stevens 87%
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 87%
Sidney Albritton 86%
MS State House 44 C. Scott Bounds Republican 86%
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. 86%
Sidney Bondurant 85%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 85%
Eric Robinson 85%
MS State Senate 22 Eugene Clarke Republican 84%
MS State House 7 Wanda Jennings Republican 84%
Clayton Smith 84%
Jessica Upshaw 84%
Ezell Lee 83%
John Raymond Reeves 83%
Tommy Woods 83%
Jim Barnett 82%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 82%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 82%
Scottie Cuevas 81%
Dannie Reed 81%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 81%
Roger Ishee 80%
MS State House 81 Stephen Horne Republican 79%
Billy Nicholson 79%
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 78%
James Walley 78%
MS State House 62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Republican 78%
MS State House 6 Eugene Hamilton Republican 77%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 76%
Ralph Doxey 75%
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 75%
Joe Hudson 73%
MS State House 115 Randall Patterson Democratic 72%
MS State Senate 5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. Democratic 71%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 69%
Robert Vince 65%
Deryk Parker 63%
MS State Senate 38 Kelvin Butler Democratic 62%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey Republican 62%
Greg Ward 56%
MS State House 22 Preston Sullivan Democratic 44%
Joseph Compretta 43%
James Markham, Jr. 43%
William Miles 43%
William McCoy 42%
MS State House 66 Cecil Brown Democratic 39%
Bobby Taylor 39%
Billy Thames 39%
E. Harvey Moss 38%
MS State House 87 Johnny Stringer Democratic 38%
Joseph Thomas 38%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 36%
Jack Gadd 36%
Ricky Cummings 35%
John Mayo 35%
Billy Broomfield 34%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux Democratic 34%
MS State House 45 Bennett Malone Democratic 34%
George Flaggs, Jr. 32%
Kelvin Buck 31%
David Gibbs 31%
B. Pat Montgomery 31%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 31%
MS State House 90 Joseph Warren Democratic 30%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 29%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 29%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 29%
MS State Senate 11 Robert Jackson Democratic 29%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 28%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 28%
MS State House 47 Bryant Clark Democratic 27%
MS State House 79 Blaine Eaton II Democratic 27%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 27%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 27%
Bennie Turner 27%
Henry William Espy III 26%
David Green 26%
Diane Peranich 26%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 25%
MS State House 9 Clara Burnett Democratic 25%
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 25%
Frances Fredericks 25%
Alice Harden 25%
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 25%
Charles Young, Sr. 25%
Erik Fleming 24%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 24%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 24%
May Ringold Whittington 24%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 23%
MS State House 50 John Hines Democratic 23%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 23%
MS State House 27 Ferr Smith Democratic 23%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 23%
MS State House 68 Credell Calhoun Democratic 22%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 22%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 22%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 21%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 21%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 20%
MS State House 53 Robert Moak Democratic 20%
MS State House 65 Mary Coleman Democratic 19%
MS State House 42 Reecy Dickson Democratic 19%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 19%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 19%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 18%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 17%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 16%
MS State House 70 James Evans Democratic 15%
MS State House 41 Esther Harrison Democratic 15%
Gloria Williamson 11%
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 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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