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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 57%
RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts Democratic 86%
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 63%
RI State House 3 Thomas Palangio Democratic 75%
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic 75%
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic 83%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 60%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 60%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 71%
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic 50%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 50%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 75%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 71%
RI State House 36 Donna Walsh Democratic 67%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 75%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 75%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 75%
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic 63%
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic 83%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 63%
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel DaPonte Democratic 88%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 75%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 88%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 50%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican 78%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 71%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 78%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 75%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 75%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 78%
Aisha Abdullah-Odiase 67%
Denise Aiken 63%
Stephen Alves 50%
Joseph Amaral 63%
Mabel Anderson 75%
Stephen Anderson 75%
Roger Badeau 71%
John Douglas Barr II 71%
Nancy Benoit 75%
Melvoid Benson 50%
Leo Blais 78%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 57%
Russell Bramley 83%
Kevin Breene 78%
Barbara Burlingame 71%
Christine Callahan 100%
Bambilyn Breece Cambio 67%
Marsha Carpenter 67%
Mary Ann Carroll 50%
Kenneth Carter 75%
John Celona 78%
J. Clement Cicilline 67%
Thomas Coderre 67%
Raymond Coelho 57%
Daniel Connors 78%
Steven Costantino 60%
Paul Crowley 75%
Michael Damiani 78%
Elizabeth Dennigan 75%
James Donelan 78%
William Enos 78%
Joseph Faria 71%
Robert Flaherty 80%
Richard Fleury 83%
Michael Flynn 86%
Aram Garabedian 83%
Eugene Garvey 75%
Myrna George 75%
Joanne Giannini 75%
June Gibbs 75%
Peter Ginaitt 83%
Nicholas Gorham 88%
Cathy Graziano 50%
Mark Barrett Heffner 60%
Suzanne Henseler 71%
Nancy Hetherington 50%
Gary Hogan 75%
David Igliozzi 78%
Edward Inman III 75%
William Irons 78%
Daniel Issa 67%
David Iwuc 75%
Thomas Izzo 86%
Leona Kelley 71%
Robert Kells 78%
Paul Kelly 78%
H. Norman Knickle 57%
Beatrice Lanzi 63%
Charles John Lavesque 63%
J. Michael Lenihan 75%
Charles Levesque 75%
Peter Lewiss 71%
Bruce Long 50%
Robert Lowe 100%
John Maher 71%
Gerard Martineau 71%
John McBurney III 71%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 71%
Patrick McDonald 50%
Rene Menard 75%
Joseph Montalbano 56%
Frank Montanaro 63%
Joseph Moran III 100%
Paul Moura 83%
Carol Mumford 83%
Ronald Munschy 75%
Jonathan Oster 67%
Mary Parella 67%
John Patterson 71%
Rhoda Perry 71%
Antonio Pires 100%
Micheal Pisaturo 71%
Scott Rabideau 100%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 75%
John Revens, Jr. 60%
John Roney 63%
Henry Rose 63%
Eleanor Sasso 67%
John Savage 71%
Gregory Schadone 75%
Paul Sherlock 80%
John Simonian 63%
Thomas Slater 75%
Steven Smith 83%
Robert Sullivan 75%
John Thompson 57%
William Tocco, Jr. 78%
William Vieira, Sr. 75%
Charles Walton 71%
Peter Wasylyk 57%
Robert Watson 71%
Timothy Williamson 80%

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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