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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State House 64 William Denny, Jr. Republican 97%
MS State House 56 Philip Gunn Republican 97%
Thomas Robertson 97%
Charles Ross 97%
Carmen Wells-Smith 97%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 96%
MS State House 58 Rita Martinson Republican 96%
James Simpson, Jr. 96%
MS State House 108 Mark Formby Republican 95%
Michael Lott 95%
J. Walter Michel 95%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 95%
MS State House 83 Elton Gregory Snowden Republican 95%
MS State House 18 Jerry Turner Republican 95%
MS State House 74 Mark Baker Republican 94%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 94%
MS Commissioner of Insurance Michael Jackson Chaney Republican 94%
MS Commissioner of Transportation Thomas King, Jr. Republican 94%
T.O. Moffatt 94%
MS State House 23 Jim Beckett Republican 93%
MS State Senate 33 Fredie Carmichael Republican 93%
Ralph Doxey 93%
James Ellington 93%
Frank Hamilton 93%
MS State Senate 35 Perry Lee Republican 93%
Travis Little 93%
W.T. Mayhall, Jr. 93%
MS State House 10 H. Nolan Mettetal Republican 93%
J. Ed Morgan 93%
Dannie Reed 93%
Clayton Smith 93%
Larry Baker 92%
MS State House 44 C. Scott Bounds Republican 92%
Virginia Carlton 92%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 92%
Leonard Bentz 91%
MS State Senate 22 Eugene Clarke Republican 91%
Merle Flowers 91%
James Gale Gregory 91%
William Hewes III 91%
MS Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican 91%
MS State Senate 15 Gary Jackson Republican 91%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 91%
MS Auditor Stacey Pickering Republican 91%
MS State House 89 C. Shows Republican 91%
Richard White 91%
MS State House 17 Brian Aldridge Republican 90%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 90%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 90%
MS State House 97 Sam Mims V Republican 90%
Terry Brown 89%
MS State House 46 Bobby Howell Republican 89%
Michael Janus 89%
Chester Masterson, Sr. 88%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 88%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 88%
MS State House 88 Gary Staples Republican 88%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 87%
Eric Robinson 87%
MS State Senate 41 Joey Fillingane Republican 86%
Mary Stevens 86%
MS State House 62 Thomas Weathersby, Sr. Republican 86%
Sidney Bondurant 85%
Doug Davis 85%
Lee Jarrell Davis 85%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 85%
Roger Ishee 85%
Billy Nicholson 85%
MS State House 37 Gary Chism Republican 84%
Scottie Cuevas 83%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 83%
Jessica Upshaw 83%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 82%
MS State Senate 5 J. P. Wilemon, Jr. Democratic 82%
Tracy Arinder, Jr. 81%
MS Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey Republican 81%
John Raymond Reeves 81%
MS State House 14 Margaret Rogers Republican 81%
Tommy Woods 81%
Bob Dearing 79%
MS State House 106 Herbert Frierson Republican 79%
MS State House 6 Eugene Hamilton Republican 79%
Warner McBride 79%
Ezell Lee 78%
MS State House 115 Randall Patterson Democratic 78%
MS State House 113 Henry Zuber III Republican 78%
Sidney Albritton 77%
James Walley 77%
Jim Barnett 75%
Noal Akins 74%
MS State House 7 Wanda Jennings Republican 74%
MS State Senate 38 Kelvin Butler Democratic 73%
MS State House 81 Stephen Horne Republican 72%
Deryk Parker 71%
Joe Hudson 65%
Greg Ward 65%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 61%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 55%
MS State House 22 Preston Sullivan Democratic 54%
Billy Thames 54%
Robert Vince 54%
Jack Gadd 53%
MS State Senate 11 Robert Jackson Democratic 53%
Joseph Thomas 52%
MS State House 45 Bennett Malone Democratic 50%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 50%
Alice Harden 49%
William Miles 48%
James Markham, Jr. 47%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 46%
Joseph Compretta 44%
B. Pat Montgomery 44%
Ricky Cummings 42%
MS State House 79 Blaine Eaton II Democratic 41%
George Flaggs, Jr. 41%
Bennie Turner 41%
MS Supervisor 3 Dirk Dedeaux Democratic 40%
William McCoy 40%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 40%
MS State House 66 Cecil Brown Democratic 39%
MS State Senate 48 Deborah Dawkins Democratic 39%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 39%
John Mayo 39%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 39%
Charles Young, Sr. 39%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 38%
E. Harvey Moss 38%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 38%
Erik Fleming 37%
MS State House 87 Johnny Stringer Democratic 36%
MS State House 90 Joseph Warren Democratic 36%
MS State House 29 Linda Coleman Democratic 35%
Gloria Williamson 35%
Kelvin Buck 34%
MS State House 27 Ferr Smith Democratic 34%
May Ringold Whittington 34%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 33%
MS State House 68 Credell Calhoun Democratic 33%
David Gibbs 33%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 33%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 33%
Billy Broomfield 32%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 32%
Frances Fredericks 32%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 31%
MS State House 65 Mary Coleman Democratic 31%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 31%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 31%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 31%
MS State House 70 James Evans Democratic 30%
MS State House 76 Greg Holloway, Sr. Democratic 30%
Diane Peranich 30%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 30%
MS State House 53 Robert Moak Democratic 29%
MS State House 9 Clara Burnett Democratic 28%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 28%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 27%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 26%
Henry William Espy III 26%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 26%
MS State House 50 John Hines Democratic 25%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 22%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 22%
MS State House 80 Omeria Scott Democratic 22%
MS State House 42 Reecy Dickson Democratic 21%
MS State House 41 Esther Harrison Democratic 19%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 19%
MS State House 47 Bryant Clark Democratic 17%

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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