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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 75
ID Lieutenant Governor Brad Little Republican 63
ID State House 10B Darrell Bolz Republican 76
ID State House 13A Brent Crane Republican 71
ID State House 13B Gary Collins Republican 71
ID State House 14A Mike Moyle Republican 71
ID State House 15A Lynn Luker Republican 50
ID State House 17B Susan Chew Democratic 67
ID State House 18B Phylis King Democratic 84
ID State House 22A John Vander Woude Republican 67
ID State Senate 8 Steven Thayn Republican 40
ID State Senate 11 Patti Lodge Republican 75
ID State Senate 13 Curtis McKenzie Republican 75
ID State Senate 14 Marv Hagedorn Republican 67
ID State Senate 16 Leslie Bock Democratic 76
ID State Senate 17 Elliot Werk Democratic 63
ID State Senate 21 Clifford Bayer Republican 67
ID State Senate 22 Russ Fulcher Republican 81
ID Tax Commissioner David Langhorst Democratic 87
John Andreason 81
Stanley Bastian 88
Carlos Bilbao 76
Max Black 85
Curtis Bowers 71
F. Burkett 56
Branden Durst 81
Margaret Henbest 60
Kate Kelly 81
William Killen 76
Stephen Kren, Jr. 62
Nicole LeFavour 57
John McGee 88
Shirley McKague 88
Anne Pasley-Stuart 76
Robert Schaefer, Sr. 65
Mark Snodgrass 95

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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