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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 67%
RI State House 4 Gordon Fox Democratic 67%
RI State House 5 John DeSimone Democratic 57%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 75%
RI State House 10 Scott Slater Democratic 88%
RI State House 11 Grace Diaz Democratic 80%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI State House 13 John Carnevale Democratic 64%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 67%
RI State House 15 Nicholas Mattiello Democratic 67%
RI State House 16 Peter Palumbo Democratic 80%
RI State House 18 Art Handy Democratic 67%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 70%
RI State House 21 Eileen Naughton Democratic 73%
RI State House 22 Frank Ferri Democratic 75%
RI State House 24 Joseph Trillo Republican 75%
RI State House 27 Patricia Serpa Democratic 75%
RI State House 28 Scott Guthrie Democratic 73%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 64%
RI State House 36 Donna Walsh Democratic 67%
RI State House 37 Samuel Azzinaro Democratic 73%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 73%
RI State House 41 Michael Marcello Democratic 91%
RI State House 42 Stephen Ucci Democratic 73%
RI State House 43 Deborah Fellela Democratic 67%
RI State House 48 Brian Newberry Republican 92%
RI State House 52 Karen Macbeth Democratic 75%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 82%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 67%
RI State House 56 Agostinho Silva Democratic 75%
RI State House 58 William San Bento, Jr. Democratic 78%
RI State House 59 Patrick O'Neill Democratic 75%
RI State House 60 Elaine Coderre Democratic 82%
RI State House 62 Mary Messier Democratic 100%
RI State House 64 Helio Melo Democratic 67%
RI State House 66 Joy Hearn Democratic 83%
RI State House 67 Jan Malik Democratic 63%
RI State House 69 Raymond Gallison, Jr. Democratic 67%
RI State House 70 John Edwards IV Democratic 83%
RI State House 74 Deborah Ruggiero Democratic 75%
RI State House 75 Peter Martin Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 2 Juan Pichardo Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 5 Paul Jabour Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 6 Harold Metts Democratic 69%
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 20%
RI State Senate 8 James Doyle II Democratic 60%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 69%
RI State Senate 12 Louis DiPalma Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 13 M. Teresa Paiva-Weed Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 16 Elizabeth Crowley Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 17 Edward O'Neill Independent 69%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 69%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 28 Joshua Miller Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 31 Erin Lynch Democratic 62%
RI State Senate 32 David Bates Republican 69%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 73%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 69%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 67%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 69%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 82%
RI Mayor At-Large Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Democratic 91%
Leo Blais 69%
Jon Brien 92%
David Caprio 67%
Kenneth Carter 75%
Daniel Connors 62%
Steven Costantino 67%
Roberto DaSilva 67%
Frank Devall, Jr. 58%
Rodney Driver 92%
Laurence Ehrhardt 91%
Christopher Fierro 75%
Robert Flaherty 80%
Douglas Gablinske 78%
Alfred Gemma 55%
Joanne Giannini 67%
J. Russell Jackson 75%
Beatrice Lanzi 62%
J. Michael Lenihan 60%
Charles Levesque 62%
John Loughlin II 75%
Francis Maher, Jr. 67%
Christopher Maselli 62%
John McBurney III 50%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 63%
Rene Menard 75%
Edwin Pacheco 64%
Rhoda Perry 73%
Peter Petrarca 100%
Michael Pinga 78%
Scott Pollard 83%
Amy Rice 64%
Michael Rice 70%
John Savage 83%
Gregory Schadone 75%
David Segal 67%
Mary Ann Shallcross-Smith 73%
Raymond Sullivan, Jr. 56%
John Tassoni, Jr. 62%
Kenneth Vaudreuil 75%
Peter Wasylyk 70%
Robert Watson 89%
Timothy Williamson 67%

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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