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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan Conservative Union

1998 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 65%
MI State Senate 31 Mike Green Republican 88%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 7%
MI Commissioner 3 Paul Tesanovich Democratic 12%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 6%
MI Commissioner 11 Michael Hanley 6%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 24%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 13%
Laura Baird 18%
Patricia Birkholz 50%
Rose Bogardus 13%
Elizabeth Brater 18%
Lingg Brewer 29%
Bob Brown 47%
William Byl 47%
William Callahan 53%
Nancy Cassis 69%
Deborah Cherry 6%
Eileen DeHart 6%
Larry DeVuyst 76%
Robert Emerson 0%
A. T. Frank 47%
Terry Geiger 57%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 12%
Michael Goschka 65%
Derrick Hale 0%
Beverly Hammerstrom 41%
Ron Jelinek 41%
Jon Jellema 44%
R. Shirley Johnson 24%
Thomas Kelly 18%
Kwame Kilpatrick 19%
Edward LaForge 6%
Gerald Law 41%
George Mans 30%
Lynne Martinez 12%
George McManus, Jr. 64%
Raymond Murphy 0%
Charles Perricone 71%
Hubert Price, Jr. 0%
Michael Prusi 13%
Ray Raczkowski 76%
Andrew Richner 53%
Vera Rison 6%
Sue Rocca 76%
Alan Sanborn 76%
Mark Schauer 6%
Gloria Schermesser 24%
Judith Scranton 18%
Kenneth Sikkema 71%
Keith Stallworth 6%
Samuel Thomas III 6%
Edward Vaughn 8%
Paul Wojno 53%

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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