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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: West Virginians for Life, Incorporated

1984-2011 Positions (Senate Only)

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