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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine Economic Research Institute

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Harold Clough 97%
Joshua Tardy 97%
David Bowles 96%
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Sawin Millett, Jr. No Party Affiliation 96%
Maitland Richardson 96%
Richard Rosen 96%
Susan Austin 95%
George Bishop, Jr. 95%
Terrence McKenney 95%
Everett McLeod, Sr. 95%
Lois Snowe-Mello 95%
Carol Weston 95%
ME Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Chandler Woodcock 95%
Stephen Bowen 94%
Dean Clukey 94%
Jonathan Courtney 94%
Philip Curtis 94%
ME State House 26 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican 94%
Stacey Fitts 94%
ME State Senate 13 James Hamper Republican 94%
Henry Joy 94%
Sarah Lewin 94%
Earle McCormick 94%
ME State House 78 Robert Nutting Republican 94%
Debra Plowman 94%
William Browne 93%
Peter Edgecomb 93%
ME State Senate 21 Patrick Flood Republican 93%
David Richardson 93%
Wesley Richardson 93%
Richard Sykes 93%
Roderick Carr 92%
Richard Cebra 92%
ME State Senate 2 Ronald Collins Republican 92%
Bradley Moulton 92%
Richard Nass 92%
ME State Senate 12 Gary Plummer Republican 92%
H. Stedman Seavey 92%
ME Commissioner 2 James Annis Republican 91%
Robert Crosthwaite 91%
ME State House 39 Brian Duprey Republican 91%
Darren Hall 91%
Stephen Hanley 91%
Roberta Muse 91%
Joan Nass 91%
Kimberley Rosen 91%
Christine Savage 91%
Thomas Shields 91%
Mary Black Andrews 90%
Philip Cressey 90%
Gerald Davis 90%
Kenneth Fletcher 90%
Christopher Rector 90%
ME State Senate 34 Roger Sherman Republican 90%
John Churchill 89%
Jonathan McKane 89%
Wright Pinkham, Sr. 89%
Kevin Raye 89%
ME State Senate 27 Douglas Thomas Republican 89%
R. Kenneth Lindell 88%
Earl Richardson 88%
Dana Dow 87%
Scott Lansley 87%
John Robinson 87%
Michael Vaughan 87%
Robert A. Daigle 86%
Darlene Curley 85%
Kevin Glynn 85%
A. David Trahan 85%
Lawrence Jacobsen 84%
Arlan Jodrey 84%
ME State Senate 18 Thomas Saviello Republican 84%
Karl Turner 84%
L. Earl Bierman 83%
Kimberly Davis 83%
David Hastings III 83%
ME State House 131 Donald Marean Republican 83%
Howard McFadden 83%
Joan Bryant-Deschenes 81%
Harold Emery 78%
Jeffrey Kaelin 78%
Christian Greeley 77%
Vaughn Stedman 77%
Robert Berube 75%
Richard Brown 74%
S. Peter Mills 74%
David N. Ott 74%
Randy Hotham 73%
ME State House 138 James Campbell, Sr. Unaffiliated 72%
William Diamond 54%
Stanley Moody 54%
ME State Senate 11 Richard Woodbury Unenrolled 54%
Jeremy Fischer 53%
John Nutting VII 51%
Barbara Merrill 49%
Gary Moore 49%
Charles Earl Crosby III 47%
Edward Dugay 47%
Bruce Hanley 45%
Charles Fisher 43%
Stephen Beaudette 42%
Lynn Bromley 42%
ME State House 133 Barry Hobbins Democratic 42%
Christopher Barstow 41%
Lisa Marraché 41%
ME Attorney General Janet Mills Democratic 41%
Elizabeth Schneider 40%
Richard Blanchard 39%
Dennis Damon 39%
George Hogan 39%
Donald Pilon 38%
Anne Perry 37%
Scott Cowger 36%
Nancy Sullivan 36%
Herbert Clark 35%
Jacqueline Lundeen 34%
Arthur Mayo III 34%
John Richardson 32%
Sonya Sampson 32%
David Farrington 31%
Joseph Perry 31%
Robert Duchesne 30%
Edward Finch 30%
Ted Koffman 30%
Constance Goldman 29%
Rodney Jennings 29%
ME State Senate 22 Edward Mazurek Democratic 29%
M. Schatz 29%
Philip Bartlett II 28%
Timothy Driscoll 28%
Jane Eberle 28%
John Martin 28%
Rosaire Paradis, Jr. 28%
Judd Thompson 28%
ME State Senate 5 Linda Valentino Democratic 28%
Walter Ash, Jr. 27%
Glenn Cummings 27%
Boyd Marley 27%
Joseph Brannigan 26%
Peter Rines 26%
Walter Wheeler, Sr. 26%
Elizabeth Mitchell 25%
Hannah Pingree 25%
Nancy Smith 25%
Michael Dunn 24%
ME State Senate 30 Emily Ann Cain Democratic 23%
Elizabeth Miller 23%
ME State House 74 Margaret Rotundo Democratic 23%
Christopher Babbidge 22%
ME Councilor At-Large Patricia Blanchette 22%
Leila Percy 22%
John Piotti 22%
John Brautigam 20%
Sean Faircloth 20%
Thomas Watson 20%
David Webster 20%
ME State Senate 10 Stanley Gerzofsky Democratic 19%
Charles Harlow 19%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 19%
Raymond Pineau 18%
Herbert Adams 17%
Larry Bliss 17%
Betheda Edmonds 17%
Kenneth Gagnon 17%
Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien 17%
Bruce Bryant 16%
Benjamin Dudley 16%
Robert Duplessie 16%
William Smith 16%
ME State Senate 16 Margaret Craven Democratic 15%
Arthur Lerman 15%
Ethan King Strimling 15%
Richard Burns 14%
ME Commissioner 3 Elaine Makas Democratic 14%
Jacqueline Norton 14%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 13%
Mark Bryant 13%
Joanne Twomey 13%
ME State Senate 35 Troy Jackson Democratic 12%
Marilyn Canavan 11%
ME State Senate 14 John Patrick Democratic 11%
Carol Grose 10%
John Eder 8%
William Walcott 8%
Deborah Hutton 5%

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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