Rating Group: The Riverfront Times

1998 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office Name Party Rating
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 12%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 18%
MO Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder R 28%
MO Commissioner-At-Large John Griesheimer R 27%
Todd Akin 2%
Bill Alter 21%
Ron Auer 59%
Gracia Yancey Backer 98%
Lana Ladd Baker 81%
Rex Barnett 7%
Joan Barry 68%
Linda Bartelsmeyer 7%
Jon Bennett 19%
Roseann Bentley 34%
Judith Berkstresser 9%
Mary Groves Bland 81%
Matt Boatright 1%
Dennis James Bonner 48%
Bill Boucher 85%
Joan Bray 100%
Gary Burton 23%
Marsha Campbell 87%
Paula Carter 91%
Harold Caskey 79%
Norma Champion 21%
Doyle Childers 34%
Rich Chrismer 18%
Connie Cierpiot 31%
Robert Morrison Clayton III 78%
Larry Crawford 10%
Wayne Crump 81%
Dahlman Davis 88%
Dorathea Davis 96%
Rita Heard Days 98%
Ronnie DePasco 72%
Jonathan Dolan 25%
Patrick Dougherty 86%
Steven Ehlmann 23%
T. Mark Elliott 9%
Catherine Enz 2%
Brent Evans 0%
Ted Farnen 76%
Rodger Fitzwater 81%
Francis Flotron, Jr. 19%
James Michael Foley 76%
Louis Ford 49%
Bill Foster 24%
Richard Franklin 79%
James Froelker 9%
Sam Gaskill 4%
Steve Gaw 85%
Michael Gibbons 25%
Wayne Goode 83%
Charles Graham 87%
James Graham 29%
William Gratz 44%
Timothy Green 81%
Charles Gross 16%
Russell Gunn 85%
Mary Hagan-Harrell 69%
Timothy Cochran Harlan 91%
Edwin Hartzler 39%
Daniel Jay Hegeman 13%
Carl Hendrickson 33%
John Hickey 70%
Robert Hilgemann 90%
Martin Hohulin 4%
Roy Holand 15%
Katherine Hollingsworth 67%
Thomas Hoppe 66%
William Craig Hosmer 63%
Ted Clint House 63%
Jerry Howard 76%
James Howerton 22%
Kenneth Jacob 99%
Sidney Johnson 77%
Mary Kasten 41%
Patrick Kelley 28%
Glenda Kelly 83%
Harry Kennedy 81%
William Patrick Kenney 28%
Don Kissell 58%
David Klarich 14%
David Klindt 0%
Don Koller 61%
Jim Kreider 59%
Scott Lakin 76%
Maurice Lawson 75%
Sam Dean Leake 62%
Kenneth Legan 1%
David Levin 31%
topher A. Liese 68%
William Carl Linton 13%
Don Lograsso 18%
Beth Long 7%
John William Loudon 14%
William Luetkenhaus 69%
Gary Marble 3%
James Mathewson 82%
Joseph Maxwell 82%
Brian May 90%
Carol Jean Mays 86%
Jerry McBride 62%
Emmy Lou McClelland 63%
Steve Paul McLuckie 93%
Denny Merideth III 44%
Ronnie Miller 0%
Ralph Monaco II 86%
Walter Mueller, Jr. 28%
Jim Murphy 22%
Dana Murray 81%
Patrick Naeger 19%
Charles Nordwald 7%
Patrick O'Connor 71%
Cindy Ostmann 31%
James O'Toole 76%
Francis Overschmidt 66%
Kelly Parker 66%
Jewell Patek 6%
Fredrick Pouche 25%
Chuck Pryor 12%
Chuck Purgason 7%
Edward Quick 79%
Bill Ransdall 71%
Annie Reinhart 20%
Randall Relford 63%
David Lawrence Reynolds 77%
Mark Richardson 3%
Luann Ridgeway 19%
Henry Rizzo 77%
Estel Boyd Robirds 12%
Larry Rohrbach 21%
Carson Ross 34%
John Russell 13%
Mary Lou Sallee 15%
May Scheve 79%
Mike Schilling 93%
John Durbin Schneider 62%
David Schwab 17%
Delbert Scott 11%
John Scott 71%
Patricia Secrest 19%
James Seigfreid 63%
O.L. Shelton 78%
Charles Shields 28%
Betty Sims 58%
Marvin Singleton 13%
Bill Skaggs 76%
Philip Smith 66%
Danny Staples 74%
Stephen Stoll 71%
Donald William Summers 29%
Chuck Surface 9%
Betty Thompson 100%
Merrill Townley 3%
Joseph Treadway 90%
Charles Quincy Troupe 71%
Tim Van Zandt 96%
Carl Vogel 24%
Morris Westfall 20%
Gary Wiggins 64%
Harry Wiggins 82%
Deleta Williams 91%
Marilyn Taylor Williams 67%
Vicky Riback Wilson 100%
Anita Yeckel 26%

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