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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maine Economic Research Institute

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
ME State House 26 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican 93%
ME State House 39 Brian Duprey Republican 83%
ME State House 74 Margaret Rotundo Democratic 25%
ME State House 78 Robert Nutting Republican 94%
ME State House 138 James Campbell, Sr. Unaffiliated 87%
ME State Senate 2 Ron Collins Republican 92%
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic 18%
ME State Senate 10 Stan Gerzofsky Democratic 14%
ME State Senate 11 Richard Woodbury Unenrolled 61%
ME State Senate 14 John Patrick Democratic 14%
ME State Senate 16 Margaret Craven Democratic 14%
ME State Senate 18 Thomas Saviello Republican 68%
ME State Senate 34 Roger Sherman Republican 89%
ME State Senate 35 Troy Jackson Democratic 16%
ME Attorney General Janet Mills Democratic 45%
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Sawin Millett, Jr. No Party Affiliation 97%
ME Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Chandler Woodcock 95%
ME Commissioner 2 James Annis Republican 85%
ME Commissioner 3 Elaine Makas Democratic 11%
ME Councilor At-Large Patricia Blanchette 25%
ME Councilor At-Large Michael Brennan Democratic 12%
Herbert Adams 10%
Mary Black Andrews 82%
Walter Ash, Jr. 36%
Susan Austin 90%
Christopher Barstow 49%
Stephen Beaudette 21%
Robert Berube 84%
L. Earl Bierman 88%
Larry Bliss 20%
Stephen Bowen 91%
David Bowles 96%
Joseph Brannigan 23%
Lynn Bromley 25%
Richard Brown 74%
William Browne 87%
Bruce Bryant 19%
Joan Bryant-Deschenes 76%
Marilyn Canavan 12%
Roderick Carr 85%
John Churchill 79%
Harold Clough 96%
Jonathan Courtney 90%
Scott Cowger 24%
Philip Cressey 92%
Robert Crosthwaite 92%
Glenn Cummings 25%
Darlene Curley 95%
Robert A. Daigle 87%
Dennis Damon 32%
Gerald Davis 83%
Benjamin Dudley 11%
Edward Dugay 54%
Robert Duplessie 20%
John Eder 8%
Betheda Edmonds 13%
Sean Faircloth 14%
Edward Finch 42%
Jeremy Fischer 64%
Charles Fisher 42%
Kenneth Fletcher 87%
Kenneth Gagnon 22%
Kevin Glynn 87%
Christian Greeley 72%
Carol Grose 16%
David Hastings III 96%
Randy Hotham 79%
Deborah Hutton 9%
Lawrence Jacobsen 80%
Rodney Jennings 25%
Arlan Jodrey 87%
Henry Joy 88%
Jeffrey Kaelin 84%
Ted Koffman 21%
Arthur Lerman 19%
Sarah Lewin 89%
Jacqueline Lundeen 42%
Boyd Marley 17%
Lisa Marraché 39%
John Martin 34%
Arthur Mayo III 73%
Earle McCormick 87%
Terrence McKenney 90%
S. Peter Mills 64%
Stanley Moody 67%
Gary Moore 72%
Roberta Muse 87%
Richard Nass 96%
Jacqueline Norton 12%
John Nutting VII 44%
Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien 20%
Rosaire Paradis, Jr. 18%
Leila Percy 23%
Anne Perry 38%
Joseph Perry 26%
Raymond Pineau 14%
Hannah Pingree 12%
John Piotti 20%
Debra Plowman 80%
Christopher Rector 89%
Earl Richardson 87%
John Richardson 23%
Maitland Richardson 90%
Peter Rines 22%
Richard Rosen 95%
Sonya Sampson 18%
Christine Savage 95%
Thomas Shields 87%
Deborah Simpson 16%
Nancy Smith 21%
William Smith 18%
Lois Snowe-Mello 91%
Vaughn Stedman 76%
Ethan King Strimling 6%
Nancy Sullivan 32%
Richard Sykes 82%
Joshua Tardy 78%
Judd Thompson 18%
A. David Trahan 85%
Karl Turner 93%
Joanne Twomey 12%
Michael Vaughan 88%
William Walcott 14%
Thomas Watson 14%
Carol Weston 94%
Walter Wheeler, Sr. 18%

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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