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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Riverfront Times

1998 Positions

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