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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 0%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 100%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 19 Sue Wilson Beffort Republican 0%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 0%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic 44%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 20%
NM State Senate 29 Michael Sanchez Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 66%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 39 Phil Griego Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 0%
NM State Senate 42 Gay Kernan Republican 0%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican 0%
Rod Adair 0%
Ben Altamirano 100%
Manny Aragon 80%
Mark Boitano 0%
Joseph Carraro 100%
Kent Cravens 0%
Dede Feldman 80%
Joseph Fidel 100%
Mary Jane Garcia 60%
Ramsay Gorham 0%
Clinton Harden, Jr. 0%
Timothy Jennings 20%
Don Kidd 0%
Steve Komadina 0%
Raymond Kysar, Jr. 0%
Roman Maes III 80%
Cynthia Nava 80%
Lidio Rainaldi 40%
Leonard Lee Rawson 0%
Shannon Robinson 60%
Richard Romero 80%
Bernadette Sanchez 80%
Helen Diane Snyder 0%
Leonard Tsosie 100%

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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