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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Noal Akins 74%
Sidney Albritton 77%
Brian Aldridge 90%
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 81%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 26%
Larry Baker 92%
MS State House 74 Mark Baker Republican 94%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 31%
Jim Barnett 75%
MS State House 23 Jim Beckett Republican 93%
Leonard Bentz 91%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 33%
Sidney Bondurant 85%
MS State House 44 C. Scott Bounds Republican 92%
Billy Broomfield 32%
Cecil Brown 39%
Terry Brown 89%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 90%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 55%
Kelvin Buck 34%
Clara Burnett 28%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 94%
Kelvin Butler 73%
MS State House 68 Credell Calhoun Democratic 33%
Virginia Carlton 92%
MS State Senate 33 Videt Carmichael Republican 93%
Mike Chaney 94%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 87%
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 84%
MS State House 47 Bryant Clark Democratic 17%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 32%
MS State Senate 22 Eugene Clarke Republican 91%
Linda Coleman 35%
Mary Coleman 31%
Joseph Compretta 44%
Scottie Cuevas 83%
Ricky Cummings 42%
Doug Davis 85%
Lee Jarrell Davis 85%
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 39%
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 79%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux 40%
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 97%
Reecy Dickson 21%
Ralph Doxey 93%
Blaine Eaton II 41%
James Ellington 93%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 38%
Henry William Espy III 26%
James Evans 30%
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 86%
George Flaggs, Jr. 41%
Erik Fleming 37%
Merle Flowers 91%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 95%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 31%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 46%
Frances Fredericks 32%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 79%
Jack Gadd 53%
David Gibbs 33%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 82%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 85%
James Gale Gregory 91%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 90%
MS State House 56 Philip Gunn Republican 97%
Eugene Hamilton 79%
Frank Hamilton 93%
Alice Harden 49%
Esther Harrison 19%
William Hewes III 91%
MS State House 50 John Hines, Sr. Democratic 25%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 27%
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 30%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 33%
MS State House 81 Stephen Horne Republican 72%
Bobby Howell 89%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 19%
Joe Hudson 65%
Cindy Hyde-Smith 91%
Roger Ishee 85%
MS State Senate 15 Gary Jackson Republican 91%
MS State Senate 11 Robert Jackson Democratic 53%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 61%
Michael Janus 89%
Wanda Jennings 74%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 28%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 39%
Thomas King, Jr. 94%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 96%
Ezell Lee 78%
Perry Lee 93%
Travis Little 93%
Michael Lott 95%
Bennett Malone 50%
James Markham, Jr. 47%
Rita Martinson 96%
Chester Masterson, Sr. 88%
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. 93%
John Mayo 39%
Warner McBride 79%
William McCoy 40%
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 93%
MS State Senate 25 J. Walter Michel Republican 95%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 22%
William Miles 48%
MS State House 97 Sam Mims V Republican 90%
Robert Moak 29%
T.O. Moffatt 94%
B. Pat Montgomery 44%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 91%
J. Ed Morgan 93%
E. Harvey Moss 38%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 26%
Billy Nicholson 85%
Alan Nunnelee 92%
Deryk Parker 71%
MS State House 115 Randall Patterson Democratic 78%
Diane Peranich 30%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 22%
MS Auditor Stacey Pickering Republican 91%
Lynn Posey 81%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 88%
Dannie Reed 93%
John Raymond Reeves 81%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 39%
Thomas Robertson 97%
Eric Robinson 87%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 33%
MS State House 14 Margaret Rogers Republican 81%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 88%
Charles Ross 97%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 83%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 22%
MS State House 89 Bobby Shows Republican 91%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 38%
James Simpson, Jr. 96%
Ferr Smith 34%
Clayton Smith 93%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 95%
MS State House 83 Greg Snowden Republican 95%
MS State House 88 Gary Staples Republican 88%
Mary Stevens 86%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 31%
Johnny Stringer 36%
MS State House 22 Preston Sullivan Democratic 54%
Billy Thames 54%
Joseph Thomas 52%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 31%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 50%
Bennie Turner 41%
MS State House 18 Jerry Turner Republican 95%
Jessica Upshaw 83%
Robert Vince 54%
James Walley 77%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 40%
Greg Ward 65%
Joseph Warren 36%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 30%
MS State House 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 86%
Carmen Wells-Smith 97%
Richard White 91%
May Ringold Whittington 34%
MS State Senate 5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. Democratic 82%
Gloria Williamson 35%
Tommy Woods 81%
Charles Young, Sr. 39%
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 78%

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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