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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 100%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 100%
Mike Kopp 100%
CO State Senate 9 Kent Lambert Republican 100%
CO State Senate 13 Scott Renfroe Republican 100%
CO State Senate 4 Mark Scheffel Republican 100%
David Schultheis 100%
CO State House 37 Spencer Swalm Republican 96%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 96%
CO State House 20 Bob Gardner Republican 92%
CO State Senate 30 Ted Harvey Republican 92%
Nancy Spence 92%
CO State Senate 8 Randy Baumgardner Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
Glenn Vaad 92%
CO State House 15 Mark Waller Republican 92%
Shawn Mitchell 91%
CO State House 45 Carole Murray Republican 91%
CO State Senate 27 David Balmer Republican 88%
CO State Senate 1 Greg Brophy Republican 88%
CO State House 51 Brian DelGrosso Republican 88%
James Kerr 88%
Larry Liston 88%
Marsha Looper 88%
CO State House 43 Frank McNulty Republican 88%
CO State House 65 Jerry Sonnenberg Republican 88%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 88%
CO State House 19 Amy Stephens Republican 88%
Laura Bradford 87%
CO State Senate 7 Steven King Republican 84%
Michael May 84%
B.J. Nikkel 84%
Joshua Penry 84%
CO State House 56 Kevin Priola Republican 84%
Cindy Acree 83%
CO State House 25 Cheri Gerou Republican 80%
Kenneth Guy Summers 80%
CO State Senate 6 Ellen Roberts Republican 72%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 71%
Albert White 68%
Kenneth Kester 63%
Wes McKinley 50%
CO State Senate 5 Gail Schwartz Democratic 44%
Bruce Whitehead 40%
CO Council Member 1 Susan Shepherd 36%
Kathleen Curry 28%
Joe Rice 22%
Sal Pace 20%
Paul Weissmann 17%
Dennis Apuan 16%
Edward Casso 16%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 16%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen Democratic 13%
CO State House 33 Dianne Primavera Democratic 13%
Christine Scanlan 13%
Abel Tapia 13%
CO State House 53 Randy Fischer Democratic 12%
CO State Senate 14 John Kefalas Democratic 12%
Michael Merrifield 12%
CO State Senate 26 Linda Newell Democratic 12%
CO State House 35 Cherylin Peniston Democratic 12%
John Soper 12%
Joe Miklosi 9%
CO Commissioner At-Large Dan Gibbs Democratic 9%
Chris Romer 9%
Joyce Foster 8%
K. Jerry Frangas 8%
Sara Gagliardi 8%
Maryanne Keller 8%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 8%
Claire Levy 8%
Karen Middleton 8%
Bob Bacon 8%
Betty Boyd 8%
CO State Senate 29 Morgan Carroll Democratic 8%
Terrance Carroll 8%
CO State House 6 Lois Court Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 18 Rollie Heath II Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 8%
Evie Hudak 8%
CO State House 10 Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 33 Mike Johnston Democratic 8%
Joel Judd 8%
CO State House 3 Daniel Kagan Democratic 8%
CO State House 1 Jeanne Labuda Democratic 8%
CO State House 8 Beth McCann Democratic 8%
John Morse 8%
James Riesberg 8%
CO State House 36 Su Ryden Democratic 8%
CO State House 24 Sue Schafer Democratic 8%
Brandon Shaffer 8%
Judy Solano 8%
CO State Senate 31 Pat Steadman Democratic 8%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 8%
CO State House 62 Ed Vigil Democratic 8%
Suzanne Williams 8%
Debbie Benefield 4%
CO State House 2 Mark Ferrandino Democratic 4%
CO State House 23 Max Tyler Democratic 4%
John Pommer 4%

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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