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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause of Maryland

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 75%
MD State House 1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. Republican 44%
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic 67%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 67%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 60%
MD State Senate 9 Allan Kittleman Republican 50%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican 25%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 70%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 60%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 67%
Joseph Bartlett 56%
David Boschert 50%
Bennett Bozman 67%
Gwendolyn Britt 75%
Jean Cryor 60%
Clarence Davis 80%
D. Page Elmore 45%
Terry Gilleland, Jr. 50%
Marshall Toby Goodwin 67%
Michael Gordon 50%
Janet Hines Greenip 75%
Sharon Grosfeld 75%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 75%
Salima Siler Marriott 67%
Robert McKee 40%
Justin Ross 44%

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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