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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island ACLU

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Democratic 67%
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 100%
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic 50%
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic 50%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 89%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 69%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 46%
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic 100%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 50%
RI State House 18 Art Handy Democratic 92%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 50%
RI State House 21 Eileen Naughton Democratic 50%
RI State House 24 Joseph Trillo Republican 46%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 54%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 58%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 46%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 43%
RI State House 58 William San Bento, Jr. Democratic 54%
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic 46%
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic 50%
RI State House 69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. Democratic 54%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 42%
RI State Senate 2 Juan Pichardo Democratic 85%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 43%
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 50%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic 54%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 42%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 54%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 31%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 36%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 36%
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican 42%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 27%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 46%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 36%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 40%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 50%
Stephen Alves 46%
Joseph Amaral 54%
Fausto Anguilla 54%
Roger Badeau 45%
Leo Blais 33%
Kevin Breene 36%
Todd Brien 33%
David Caprio 58%
Kenneth Carter 50%
Daniel Connors 62%
Steven Costantino 46%
Paul Crowley 42%
Michael Damiani 38%
Elizabeth Dennigan 58%
Joseph Faria 63%
Robert Flaherty 44%
Alfred Gemma 63%
Joanne Giannini 60%
June Gibbs 57%
Peter Ginaitt 50%
Nicholas Gorham 42%
Daniel Issa 45%
Norman Landroche, Jr. 64%
Beatrice Lanzi 43%
David Laroche 50%
J. Michael Lenihan 38%
Peter Lewiss 58%
Bruce Long 55%
John McBurney III 36%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 67%
Matthew McHugh 54%
William McManus 64%
Rene Menard 50%
Victor Moffitt 64%
Joseph Montalbano 42%
Joseph Moran III 33%
Paul Moura 60%
Carol Mumford 54%
William Murphy 60%
Rhoda Perry 92%
Peter Petrarca 62%
Joseph Polisena 36%
John Revens, Jr. 46%
Henry Rose 62%
John Savage 57%
Gregory Schadone 50%
Joseph Scott 60%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 45%
Thomas Slater 60%
Steven Smith 50%
Susan Story 57%
John Tassoni, Jr. 36%
Joseph Voccola 50%
Peter Wasylyk 55%
Robert Watson 44%
Timothy Williamson 43%

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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