Rating Group: West Virginians for Life, Incorporated

1984-2011 Positions (Senate Only)

Issues: Abortion
State Office Name Party Rating
WV U.S. House-3 Evan Jenkins R 82%
WV Governor Earl Tomblin D 85%
WV State Senate-2 Jeffrey Kessler D 100%
WV State Senate-3 Donna Boley R 100%
WV State Senate-5 Robert Plymale D 87%
WV State Senate-7 Ron Stollings D 100%
WV State Senate-10 William Laird IV D 100%
WV State Senate-12 Douglas Facemire D 0%
WV State Senate-13 Roman Prezioso, Jr. D 100%
WV State Senate-14 Dave Sypolt R 100%
WV State Senate-14 Robert Williams D 100%
WV State Senate-16 Herb Snyder D 0%
WV State Senate-16 John Unger II D 100%
Clark Barnes 100%
H. Truman Chafin 80%
Larry Edgell 92%
Karen Facemyer 100%
John Fanning 83%
Daniel Foster 0%
Mike Green 100%
Walter Helmick 100%
Brooks McCabe, Jr. 9%
Joseph Minard 100%
Erik Wells 0%

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