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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2000-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State Senate 25 J. Walter Michel Republican 97%
Alan Nunnelee 97%
Richard White 97%
Mike Chaney 96%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 96%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 96%
Leonard Bentz 95%
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 95%
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 95%
James Ellington 95%
T.O. Moffatt 95%
Thomas Robertson 95%
Charles Ross 95%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 94%
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 94%
Rita Martinson 93%
Clayton Smith 93%
Carmen Wells-Smith 93%
Tommy Woods 93%
Bobby Howell 92%
Cindy Hyde-Smith 91%
Thomas King, Jr. 91%
Travis Little 91%
Michael Lott 91%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 91%
MS State House 83 Greg Snowden Republican 91%
William Hewes III 90%
Eric Robinson 90%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 90%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 90%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 89%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 89%
Lee Jarrell Davis 89%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 89%
Wanda Jennings 89%
MS State House 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 89%
Larry Baker 88%
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 88%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 88%
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 85%
Chester Masterson, Sr. 85%
Billy Nicholson 85%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 85%
James Simpson, Jr. 85%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 84%
Frank Hamilton 84%
Roger Ishee 84%
MS State House 89 Bobby Shows Republican 84%
Jim Barnett 82%
MS State Senate 33 Videt Carmichael Republican 82%
Joe Hudson 82%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 81%
Scottie Cuevas 81%
John Raymond Reeves 80%
MS Commissioner of Revenue Herbert Frierson Republican 79%
Ezell Lee 79%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 78%
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 78%
James Markham, Jr. 77%
William Miles 77%
Greg Ward 73%
John Mayo 71%
Cecil Brown 69%
Jack Gadd 69%
Randy Pierce 66%
Michael Janus 64%
Johnny Stringer 64%
Robert Chamberlin 63%
Joseph Compretta 63%
Warner McBride 61%
B. Pat Montgomery 58%
Lynn Posey 53%
Bobby Taylor 53%
Joseph Warren 51%
Ricky Cummings 50%
Bennett Malone 48%
E. Harvey Moss 48%
May Ringold Whittington 48%
MS State House 81 Stephen Horne Republican 45%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 44%
Charles Young, Sr. 44%
Mary Stevens 43%
William McCoy 41%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 40%
Billy Thames 40%
Mary Coleman 35%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux 35%
Blaine Eaton II 35%
George Flaggs, Jr. 35%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 35%
Henry William Espy III 34%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 32%
Diane Peranich 32%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 29%
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 29%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 28%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 28%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 27%
Linda Coleman 27%
Frances Fredericks 27%
Billy Broomfield 26%
David Gibbs 26%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 26%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 26%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 25%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 25%
Robert Moak 24%
Phillip West 24%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 23%
Ferr Smith 23%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 23%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 22%
David Green 22%
Esther Harrison 22%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 21%
Bennie Turner 21%
Gloria Williamson 21%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 20%
Alice Harden 20%
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 19%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 19%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 18%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 18%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 17%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 17%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 17%
Reecy Dickson 16%
MS State House 50 John Hines, Sr. Democratic 15%
Erik Fleming 14%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 14%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 14%
James Evans 13%

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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