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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas National Federation of Independent Business

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX State House 10 Jim Pitts Republican 100%
TX State House 23 Craig Eiland Democratic 75%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 100%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 40%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 25%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 60%
TX State House 53 Harvey Hilderbran Republican 100%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 100%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 50%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 60%
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican 100%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 100%
TX State House 90 Lon Burnam Democratic 20%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 0%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 25%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 40%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 100%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 0%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 40%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 40%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 80%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 40%
TX State Senate 12 Jane Gray Nelson Republican 100%
TX State Senate 13 Rodney Ellis Democratic 80%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 80%
TX State Senate 16 John Carona Republican 100%
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic 40%
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic 80%
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic 60%
TX State Senate 24 Troy Fraser Republican 100%
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic 80%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples Republican 100%
TX Mayor At-Large Miguel Wise 40%
TX Judge of the U.S. District Court Eastern Ron Clark 100%
TX Judge of the U.S. District Court Western Robert Junell 100%
Clyde Alexander 80%
Ray Allen 100%
Leo Alvarado, Jr. 20%
Ken Armbrister 80%
Kip Averitt 100%
Kevin Bailey 25%
Gonzalo Barrientos 25%
Teel Bivins 100%
Fred Bosse 50%
Kenneth Brimer 100%
J.E. Brown 80%
David Cain 75%
Bill Gene Carter 100%
Norma Chávez 40%
Warren Chisum 100%
Wayne Christian 100%
Robert Cook III 80%
Frank Corte, Jr. 100%
David Counts 80%
Joe Crabb 100%
Debra Danburg 75%
Dianne White Delisi 100%
Mary Denny 100%
Joe Driver 100%
Robert Duncan 100%
Jim Dunnam 60%
Al Edwards 60%
Harryette Bushong Ehrhardt 0%
Ismael Flores 40%
Mario Gallegos, Jr. 20%
Domingo Garcia 20%
Bob Glaze 80%
Toby Goodman 100%
Tony Goolsby 100%
Patricia Gray 60%
Sherri Greenberg 80%
Kent Grusendorf 100%
Roberto Gutierrez 67%
Pat Haggerty 100%
Peggy Hamric 100%
Chris Harris 80%
Will Ford Hartnett 100%
Judy Hawley 100%
Tom Haywood 80%
Talmadge Heflin 100%
Paul Hilbert 100%
Fred Hill 100%
Scott Hochberg 50%
Terri Hodge 40%
Charlie Howard 100%
Bob Hunter 100%
Suzanna Gratia Hupp 100%
Carl Isett 100%
Kyle Janek 100%
Delwin Jones 100%
Jesse Jones 40%
Terry Keel 100%
Mike Krusee 100%
Edmund Kuempel 100%
Glenn Lewis 20%
Ronald Lewis 80%
Jon Lindsay 100%
John Amos Longoria 0%
Vilma Luna 25%
Jerry Madden 100%
Frank Madla, Jr. 80%
Glen Maxey 20%
Brian McCall 100%
Jim McReynolds 80%
Thomas Merritt 100%
Mike Moncrief 80%
Paul Moreno 20%
Anna Mowery 100%
Drew Nixon 75%
Joe Nixon 100%
Steve Ogden 100%
Dora Olivo 20%
Sue Palmer 100%
Robert Puente 40%
Tom Ramsay 80%
Irma Rangel 20%
Bill Ratliff 100%
Arthur Reyna 33%
Elvira Reyna 100%
Paul Sadler 50%
Gene Seaman 100%
Florence Shapiro 100%
Eliot Shapleigh 80%
John Shields 100%
David Sibley 80%
William Siebert 100%
Todd Smith 100%
Jim Solís 40%
Burt Solomons 100%
David Swinford 100%
Robert Talton 100%
Barry Telford 60%
Dale Bryan Tillery 25%
Carlos Truan 40%
Robert Turner 100%
D. R. Uher 80%
Gary Walker 100%
Earl Wentworth 80%
George West 100%
Tommy Williams 100%
Ron Wilson 25%
Arlene Reid Wohlgemuth 100%
Steven Wolens 50%
Beverly Woolley 100%
Ken Yarbrough 40%
Zeb Zbranek 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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