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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Americans for Prosperity - New Jersey

2008-2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NJ State Assembly 3 John Burzichelli Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 4 Paul Moriarty Democratic 21%
NJ State Assembly 6 Lou Greenwald Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 6 Pamela Lampitt Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 7 Herbert Conaway, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ State Assembly 9 Brian Rumpf Republican 82%
NJ State Assembly 10 David Wolfe Republican 81%
NJ State Assembly 11 Mary Angelini Republican 77%
NJ State Assembly 11 Caroline Casagrande Republican 84%
NJ State Assembly 12 Ronald Dancer Republican 66%
NJ State Assembly 13 Amy Handlin Republican 77%
NJ State Assembly 13 Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. Republican 74%
NJ State Assembly 14 Wayne DeAngelo Democratic 6%
NJ State Assembly 15 Reed Gusciora Democratic 8%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 5%
NJ State Assembly 17 Upendra Chivukula Democratic 11%
NJ State Assembly 17 Joseph Egan Democratic 8%
NJ State Assembly 18 Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Democratic 11%
NJ State Assembly 19 John Wisniewski Democratic 15%
NJ State Assembly 20 Joseph Cryan Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 21 Jon Bramnick Republican 77%
NJ State Assembly 22 Gerald Green Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 22 Linda Stender Democratic 25%
NJ State Assembly 24 Alison McHose Republican 98%
NJ State Assembly 25 Michael Carroll Republican 98%
NJ State Assembly 26 Jay Webber Republican 97%
NJ State Assembly 27 Mila Jasey Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 27 John McKeon Democratic 6%
NJ State Assembly 28 Ralph Caputo Democratic 2%
NJ State Assembly 28 Cleopatra Tucker Democratic 0%
NJ State Assembly 29 Grace Spencer Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 30 Sean Kean Republican 58%
NJ State Assembly 30 David Rible Republican 74%
NJ State Assembly 32 Vincent Prieto Democratic 8%
NJ State Assembly 34 Tom Giblin Democratic 2%
NJ State Assembly 34 Sheila Oliver Democratic 2%
NJ State Assembly 36 Gary Schaer Democratic 5%
NJ State Assembly 37 Gordon Johnson Democratic 3%
NJ State Assembly 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle Democratic 2%
NJ State Assembly 40 Scott Rumana Republican 76%
NJ State Assembly 40 David Russo Republican 90%
NJ State Senate 1 Jeff Van Drew Democratic 23%
NJ State Senate 2 Jim Whelan Democratic 8%
NJ State Senate 3 Stephen Sweeney Democratic 3%
NJ State Senate 4 Fred Madden, Jr. Democratic 5%
NJ State Senate 6 James Beach Democratic 3%
NJ State Senate 7 Diane Allen Republican 73%
NJ State Senate 8 Dawn Addiego Republican 85%
NJ State Senate 9 Christopher Connors Republican 80%
NJ State Senate 10 Jim Holzapfel Republican 79%
NJ State Senate 11 Jennifer Beck Republican 83%
NJ State Senate 12 Sam Thompson Republican 79%
NJ State Senate 13 Joe Kyrillos, Jr. Republican 73%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 13%
NJ State Senate 15 Shirley Turner Democratic 16%
NJ State Senate 16 Christopher Bateman Republican 77%
NJ State Senate 17 Bob Smith Democratic 13%
NJ State Senate 18 Peter Barnes III Democratic 13%
NJ State Senate 19 Joseph Vitale Democratic 5%
NJ State Senate 20 Raymond Lesniak Democratic 8%
NJ State Senate 21 Thomas Kean, Jr. Republican 69%
NJ State Senate 22 Nicholas Scutari Democratic 19%
NJ State Senate 23 Michael Doherty Republican 98%
NJ State Senate 24 Steven Oroho Republican 89%
NJ State Senate 25 Anthony Bucco Republican 79%
NJ State Senate 26 Joseph Pennacchio Republican 91%
NJ State Senate 27 Richard Codey Democratic 3%
NJ State Senate 28 Ronald Rice Democratic 12%
NJ State Senate 29 M. Ruiz Democratic 3%
NJ State Senate 30 Robert Singer Republican 70%
NJ State Senate 31 Sandra Cunningham Democratic 5%
NJ State Senate 32 Nicholas Sacco Democratic 6%
NJ State Senate 33 Brian Stack Democratic 2%
NJ State Senate 34 Nia Gill Democratic 24%
NJ State Senate 35 Nellie Pou Democratic 5%
NJ State Senate 36 Paul Sarlo Democratic 9%
NJ State Senate 37 Loretta Weinberg Democratic 9%
NJ State Senate 38 Robert Gordon Democratic 8%
NJ State Senate 39 Gerald Cardinale Republican 81%
NJ State Senate 40 Kevin O'Toole Republican 84%
NJ Mayor At-Large Nicholas Sacco 6%
NJ Mayor At-Large Brian Stack 2%
NJ Mayor Joseph Vas Democratic 55%
NJ Council Member At-Large Gary Schaer 5%
NJ Commissioner At-Large Caridad Rodriguez Democratic 8%
NJ Freeholder At-Large Joan Voss Democratic 2%
Nelson Albano 24%
John Amodeo 60%
Bill Baroni 55%
Pete Biondi 79%
Barbara Buono 8%
Anthony Chiappone 6%
Gary Chiusano 98%
Andrew Ciesla 92%
Jack Conners 3%
Alberto Coutinho 3%
Denise Coyle 82%
Nilsa Cruz-Perez 12%
Alex DeCroce 87%
Elease Evans 3%
John Girgenti 2%
Philip Haines 80%
Sandra Love 5%
Joseph Malone III 58%
Richard Merkt 95%
Matt Milam 31%
Vince Polistina 69%
Joan Quigley 0%
Ruben Ramos, Jr. 2%
Joseph Roberts, Jr. 3%
John Rooney 76%
Scott Rudder 85%
Frederick Scalera 5%
L. Smith 10%
Charlotte Vandervalk 76%
Connie Wagner 8%

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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