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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Kentucky Center for Public Issues

1998 Positions on Public Credibility

State Office District Name Party Rating
KY State House 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. Democratic 6.76
KY State House 15 Brent Yonts Democratic 6.72
KY State House 18 Dwight Butler Republican 6.33
KY State House 20 Jody Richards Democratic 8.25
KY State House 25 Jimmie Lee Democratic 6.77
KY State House 28 Charles Miller Democratic 5.66
KY State House 29 Kevin Bratcher Republican 5.42
KY State House 30 Thomas Burch Democratic 6.93
KY State House 31 Steven Riggs Democratic 6.51
KY State House 33 Ron Crimm Republican 5.74
KY State House 34 Mary Marzian Democratic 7.53
KY State House 35 Jim Wayne Democratic 7.08
KY State House 38 Denver Butler Democratic 6.58
KY State House 39 Bob Damron Democratic 7.31
KY State House 40 Dennis Horlander Democratic 5.06
KY State House 41 Tom Riner Democratic 6.06
KY State House 44 Joni Jenkins Democratic 6.47
KY State House 46 Larry Clark Democratic 6.73
KY State House 48 Bob DeWeese Republican 7.64
KY State House 64 Thomas Kerr Republican 7.03
KY State House 65 Arnold Simpson Democratic 6.93
KY State House 71 John Stacy Democratic 6.47
KY State House 76 Ruth Palumbo Democratic 7.13
KY State House 77 Jesse Crenshaw Democratic 6.6
KY State House 78 Thomas McKee Democratic 6.15
KY State House 83 Jeff Hoover Republican 6.19
KY State House 85 Tommy Turner Republican 5.03
KY State House 86 Jim Stewart III Republican 5.24
KY State House 89 Marie Rader Republican 5.59
KY State House 95 Gregory Stumbo Democratic 8.12
KY State House 97 Hubert Collins Democratic 6.54
KY State House 99 Rocky Adkins Democratic 7.32
KY State Senate 2 Bob Leeper Independent 6.59
KY State Senate 21 Albert Robinson Republican 5.28
KY State Senate 22 Tom Buford Republican 6.24
KY State Senate 24 Katie Stine Republican 6.79
KY State Senate 25 Robert Stivers II Republican 6.38
KY State Senate 26 Ernie Harris, Jr. Republican 6.09
KY State Senate 27 Walter Blevins, Jr. Democratic 5.47
KY State Senate 33 Gerald Neal Democratic 7.43
KY State Senate 36 Julie Denton Republican 6.78
KY State Senate 37 Perry Clark Democratic 6.21
KY State Senate 38 Dan Seum Republican 6.03
KY Public Service Commissioner Charles Borders Republican 7.19
John Adams 6.1
Royce Adams 6.87
Scott Alexander 4.92
Willard Allen 5.95
Hobart Anderson 5.15
Adrian King Arnold 7.18
John Arnold, Jr. 5.76
Benny Ray Bailey 6.97
Joseph Ballard 6.72
Joseph Howard Barrows 6.43
Sheldon Baugh 5.57
David Boswell, Sr. 7.38
John W.D. Bowling 7.58
Michael Bowling 7.58
Fred Bradley 7.63
Lawrence Brandstetter 6.43
Mark Brown 7.69
James Edward Bruce 6.13
James Callahan 7.39
Lindy Casebier 7.72
Stanton Cave 7.65
Joe Clarke, Jr. 8.35
Jack Coleman, Jr. 7.29
Barbara White Colter 6.55
Ricky Cox 4.37
Brian Crall 7.01
Freed Curd 6.19
Herbert Deskins, Jr. 6.77
Danny Ford 7.24
Glenn Freeman 5.15
Walter Gee 5.24
Charles Geveden 7.45
Drew Graham 6.74
Gippy Graham 6.96
J.R. Gray 6.76
Jeff Green 5.15
E. Porter Hatcher, Jr. 5.61
Joseph Haydon 6.58
Bob Heleringer 7.18
Paul Herron, Jr. 5.23
Charles Hoffman 5.72
Kathy Hogancamp 5.43
Robert Jackson 7.02
Susan Johns 6.73
Gary Johnson 5.34
Eleanor Jordan 7.26
Nick Kafoglis 8.31
David Karem 8.19
Dan Kelly 6.27
Gross Clay Lindsay 7.85
David Marshall Long 8.37
Jim Lovell 7.28
Paul Henry Marcotte 6.34
Allen Maricle 4.8
Paul Mason 7.82
Vernie McGaha 5.62
Barry Metcalf 4.99
Vernon Miniard, Jr. 5.23
Harry Moberly, Jr. 8.22
Virgil Moore 4.14
Richard Lee Murgatroyd 7.35
Lonnie Napier 6.04
Kim Nelson 6.72
Fred Nesler 6.07
Donnie Newsome 4.69
Stephen Nunn 8.14
Denny Nunnelley 6.46
Joey Pendleton 7.44
Tim Philpot 5.28
Donnie Polston 4.74
Thomas Pope 5.29
Frank Rasche 7.28
Christopher Ratliff 6.06
Jon David Reinhardt 5.47
Richard Roeding 5.33
John Rose 8.14
Richard Sanders, Jr. 6.59
Larry Saunders 7
Ernesto Scorsone 7.71
William Scott 5.69
Tim Shaughnessy 7.19
Charles Siler 6.56
Dottie Sims 5.06
Kathy Stein 6.93
Roger Thomas 6.88
Elizabeth Tori, Sr. 4.88
Mark Treesh 6.88
John Vincent 6.61
Charles Walton 5.62
John Michael Weaver 6.46
John Westwood 5.85
Robert Wilkey 7.1
David Williams 7.24
Jay Williams III 6.05
Pete Worthington 5.96
James Zimmerman 7

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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