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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 96%
David Schultheis 92%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 88%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 84%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 83%
Andrew McElhany 83%
James Welker 80%
CO State Senate 27 David Balmer Republican 79%
CO State Senate 30 Ted Harvey Republican 78%
Bill Crane 76%
Matthew Knoedler 76%
Ed Jones 75%
Ronny May 75%
Michael May 74%
Lynn Christian Hefley 70%
Lauri Clapp 68%
Richard Decker 68%
Robert Witwer 68%
John Evans 67%
Joshua Penry 64%
Shawn Mitchell 63%
Raymond Rose 61%
F. Jim Dyer 60%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 60%
Mark Alan Cloer 58%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 58%
James Kerr 58%
Tom Wiens 58%
Larry Liston 54%
David Owen 52%
Nancy Spence 52%
Debbie Stafford 52%
Dale Hall 48%
Diane Hoppe 46%
Ronald Teck 44%
James Sullivan 43%
Jack Taylor 42%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 40%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 40%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 38%
Lewis Entz 33%
William Berens 32%
Albert White 29%
Wes McKinley 28%
Paul Weissmann 24%
Ann Ragsdale 20%
Kenneth Kester 18%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 17%
Michael Garcia 16%
Angie Paccione 16%
Gwyn Green 13%
Peter Groff 13%
Bob Hagedorn 13%
Mark Larson 13%
Alice Borodkin 12%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 12%
John Soper 12%
Debbie Benefield 8%
Dorothy Butcher 8%
Terrance Carroll 8%
Fran Coleman 8%
Maryanne Keller 8%
Gary Lindstrom 8%
Rosemary Marshall 8%
Andrew Romanoff 8%
Abel Tapia 8%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 4%
Michael Cerbo 4%
Kathleen Curry 4%
K. Jerry Frangas 4%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 4%
Daniel Grossman 4%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 4%
Joel Judd 4%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen Democratic 4%
Anne McGihon 4%
Michael Merrifield 4%
John Pommer 4%
Brandon Shaffer 4%
CO Council Member 1 Susan Shepherd 4%
Judy Solano 4%
Stephanie Takis 4%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 4%
Jennifer Veiga 4%
Valentin Vigil 4%
Suzanne Williams 4%
Bob Bacon 0%
Bernie Buescher 0%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 0%
James Isgar 0%
Alice Madden 0%
Tom Plant 0%
James Riesberg 0%
Ron Tupa 0%
Sue Windels 0%

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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