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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

2009 Positions

Issues: Conservative , Taxes
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 13%
MA State House First Barnstable Cleon Turner Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake Democratic 7%
MA State House Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Tim Madden Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 7%
MA State House First Bristol Jay Barrows Republican 100%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 0%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 7%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 27%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 100%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 13%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 20%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 100%
MA State House Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich Democratic 7%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 21%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell Democratic 40%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 7%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 100%
MA State House Second Hampden Brian Ashe Democratic 13%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 7%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 0%
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 33%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. Democratic 33%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 0%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 0%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 0%
MA State House Second Middlesex James Arciero Democratic 33%
MA State House Third Middlesex Kate Hogan Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourth Middlesex Danielle Gregoire Democratic 7%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 7%
MA State House Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema Democratic 13%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 55%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 7%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 7%
MA State House Thirteenth Middlesex Tom Conroy Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 7%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 0%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 20%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 20%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 53%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State House Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey Democratic 7%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 7%
MA State House Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 7%
MA State House Twenty-Ninth Middlesex Jon Hecht Democratic 13%
MA State House Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer Democratic 27%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 47%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 33%
MA State House Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson Democratic 7%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 48%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 20%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 27%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry Democratic 20%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 29%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 7%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 0%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 100%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 100%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell Democratic 13%
MA State House Ninth Plymouth Michael Brady Democratic 7%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 27%
MA State House Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III Democratic 41%
MA State House First Suffolk Carlo Basile Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 0%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 0%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 0%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 0%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 0%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 0%
MA State House Third Worcester Stephen DiNatale Democratic 13%
MA State House Fourth Worcester Dennis Rosa Democratic 40%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 100%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 97%
MA State House Tenth Worcester John Fernandes Democratic 0%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day Democratic 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Bristol and Norfolk James Timilty Democratic 60%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 7%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 60%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 7%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 7%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 30%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 10%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 10%
MA State Senate Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly Democratic 10%
MA State Senate Fifth Middlesex Jason Lewis Democratic 14%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 21%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 35%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 100%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 42%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 10%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 100%
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz Democratic 10%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger Democratic 7%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 20%
MA State Senate Second Worcester Mike Moore Democratic 30%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 40%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 30%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 42%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 14%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 7%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 55%
Kevin Aguiar 7%
Geraldo Alicea 7%
Willie Mae Allen 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 21%
Steven Baddour 70%
Frederick Berry 10%
Daniel Bosley 0%
Bill Bowles 27%
Scott Brown 100%
Stephen Buoniconti 30%
Jennifer Callahan 73%
Stephen Canessa 14%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 8%
Geraldine Creedon 0%
Steven D'Amico 20%
Christopher Donelan 7%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 33%
Lewis Evangelidis 100%
James Fagan 14%
Mark Falzone 7%
Susan Fargo 10%
David Flynn 21%
John Fresolo 40%
Anthony Galluccio 10%
Mary Grant 7%
William Greene, Jr. 27%
Denis Guyer 7%
Robert Hargraves 100%
Lida Harkins 40%
John Hart, Jr. 20%
Michael Kane 0%
Michael Knapik 100%
Peter Koutoujian 0%
Paul Kujawski 33%
William Lantigua 7%
Barbara L'Italien 7%
Allen McCarthy 7%
Joan Menard 11%
Michael Morrissey 50%
Charles Murphy 0%
Kevin Murphy 21%
Robert Nyman 0%
Eugene O'Flaherty 0%
Robert O'Leary 42%
Steven Panagiotakos 20%
Matthew Patrick 20%
Vincent Pedone 0%
Jeff Perry 100%
Karyn Polito 100%
John Quinn 47%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 0%
Robert Rice 27%
Pamela Richardson 13%
Rosemary Sandlin 20%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 13%
Stat Smith 20%
Robert Spellane 7%
Christopher Speranzo 7%
Joyce Spiliotis 13%
Harriett Stanley 7%
Marie St. Fleur 0%
David Sullivan 7%
Richard Tisei 100%
Stephen Tobin 21%
Steven Tolman 0%
David Torrisi 22%
Susan Tucker 80%
Jim Vallee 0%
Brian Wallace 0%
Marian Walsh 22%
Steven Walsh 0%
Martha Walz 7%
Daniel Webster 100%
Alice Wolf 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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