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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Martha Bagley 100%
Christina Baker 100%
Randall Berry 100%
ME State House 69 Brian Bolduc Democratic 100%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 100%
ME State House 42 Joseph Brooks Unaffiliated 100%
Bruce Bryant 100%
Thomas Bull 100%
George Bunker, Jr. 100%
Richard Carey 100%
Mary Cathcart 100%
Patrick Colwell 100%
Scott Cowger 100%
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett 100%
Thomas Marshall Davidson 100%
Mabel Desmond 100%
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic 100%
Lucien Dutremble 100%
ME State House 117 Dick Farnsworth Democratic 100%
Charles Fisher 100%
Roger Frechette 100%
Rosita Gagne-Friel 100%
Kenneth Gagnon 100%
Albert Gamache 100%
Bonnie Raye Green 100%
Pamela Hatch 100%
ME Justice of the Supreme Court Joseph Jabar, Sr. 100%
John Jenkins 100%
Kyle Jones 100%
Thomas Kane 100%
Carol Kontos 100%
Lloyd LaFountain III 100%
Charles LaVerdiere 100%
Mark Lawrence 100%
Patricia LeMaire 100%
Sharon Libby Jones 100%
Linda Rogers McKee 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 100%
Elizabeth Mitchell 100%
Robert Murray, Jr. 100%
John Nutting VII 100%
Gary O'Neal 100%
Christopher O'Neil 100%
Judy Paradis 100%
Norman Paul 100%
Wendy Pieh 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
Michael Quint 100%
Anne Rand 100%
G. Steven Rowe 100%
Richard Ruhlin 100%
Roland Samson 100%
Jane Saxl 100%
Michael Saxl 100%
Thomas Shannon 100%
David Shiah 100%
James Skoglund 100%
Kathleen Alicia Stevens 100%
ME State House 79 Sharon Treat Democratic 100%
Verdi Tripp 100%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 100%
Paul Volenik 100%
Elizabeth Watson 100%
Thomas Wright 100%
Douglas Ahearne 93%
Nancy Chizmar 93%
Joseph Clark 93%
ME State Senate 15 John Cleveland Democratic 93%
Joseph Driscoll 93%
Elaine Fuller 93%
William Lemke 93%
Susan Walsh Longley 93%
Richard Mailhot 93%
Alton Morgan 93%
Christopher Muse 93%
William O'Gara 93%
Peggy Pendleton 93%
Edward Povich 93%
Judith Powers 93%
Benjamin Rines, Jr. 93%
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn 93%
ME State House 10 Stephen Stanley Democratic 93%
Elizabeth Townsend 93%
Joseph Perry 92%
Paul Leo Tessier 92%
Ronald Usher 92%
Paul Chartrand 87%
Marjorie Kilkelly 87%
Shirley Richard 87%
Rosaire Sirois 87%
Gerald Bouffard 86%
George Kerr 86%
J. Elizabeth Mitchell 85%
David Etnier 83%
Richard Thompson 83%
Thomas Poulin 78%
Albion Goodwin 73%
Gary Wheeler 73%
Joseph Bigl 64%
June Meres 64%
Robert Cameron 60%
Belinda Gerry 60%
S. Peter Mills 60%
Kenneth Lemont 55%
Mark Vigue 54%
Bruce MacKinnon 53%
Michael McAlevey 53%
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait 50%
Kenneth Honey 50%
ME Commissioner 1 Vinton Cassidy Republican 45%
Howard Chick 40%
Norman Ferguson, Jr. 40%
Arthur Mayo III 40%
Julie O'Brien 40%
Mary Small 40%
Julie Winn 40%
Joseph Bruno 33%
F. Thomas Gieringer, Jr. 33%
David Madore 33%
David Lindahl 29%
I. Joel Abromson 27%
Judith Peavey 27%
Reginald Pinkham 27%
Philip Harriman 25%
William Bodwell II 22%
Robert Fisk, Jr. 22%
Randall Bumps 21%
Robert Pendleton, Jr. 21%
Bob Winglass 21%
Duane Belanger 20%
Irvin Belanger 20%
Richard Bennett 20%
John Benoit 20%
Richard Kneeland 20%
James Libby 20%
Royce Perkins 20%
Robert Spear 20%
Edgar Wheeler 20%
Donald Berry, Sr. 14%
Jeffrey Butland 14%
Dean Clukey 14%
Jane Amero 13%
Walter Gooley 13%
Glenys Lovett 13%
Thomas Murphy, Jr. 13%
Debra Plowman 13%
Betty Lou Mitchell 11%
Jeffery Joyner 10%
Tarren Bragdon 8%
Priscilla Lane 8%
Rodney McElroy 8%
Joseph George Carleton, Jr. 7%
Ruel Parkman Cross 7%
Clifton Foster 7%
Sumner Jones, Jr. 7%
Susan Kasprzak 7%
Christine Savage 7%
James Tobin, Jr. 7%
Harry True 7%
John Vedral III 7%
ME State House 95 Tom Winsor Republican 7%
Alvin Barth, Jr. 0%
John Buck 0%
ME State House 40 Richard Campbell Republican 0%
Peter Cianchette 0%
Edward Dexter 0%
James Donnelly 0%
Stephen Hall 0%
Henry Joy 0%
Steven Joyce 0%
R. Leo Kieffer 0%
Janice LaBrecque 0%
James Layton 0%
Jay MacDougall 0%
Adam Mack 0%
Jean Ginn Marvin 0%
Richard Nass 0%
Roy Nickerson 0%
David N. Ott 0%
William Pinkham 0%
Lois Snowe-Mello 0%
Vaughn Stedman 0%
Joseph Taylor 0%
Russell Treadwell 0%
John Underwood 0%
G. Paul Waterhouse 0%

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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