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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Riverfront Times

1996 Positions

Issues: Liberal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Joan Bray 100%
Tim Van Zandt 100%
Paula Carter 92%
Rita Heard Days 92%
Steve Paul McLuckie 92%
Mike Schilling 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Dorathea Davis 86%
O.L. Shelton 86%
Bill Skaggs 86%
Deleta Williams 86%
Timothy Cochran Harlan 85%
Bill Boucher 81%
Lana Ladd Baker 78%
Mary Groves Bland 78%
Rodger Fitzwater 78%
Mary Hagan-Harrell 78%
Kenneth Jacob 78%
Glenda Kelly 78%
Charles Quincy Troupe 78%
Wayne Goode 77%
Brian May 76%
Randall Relford 75%
Gracia Yancey Backer 74%
Richard Franklin 74%
Patrick Dougherty 73%
James Mathewson 72%
Harry Wiggins 72%
Russell Gunn 70%
Betty Sims 70%
Ron Auer 67%
Scott Lakin 66%
Carol Jean Mays 66%
May Scheve 66%
David Lawrence Reynolds 65%
Betty Thompson 64%
William Craig Hosmer 61%
Edward Quick 60%
Henry Rizzo 60%
Steve Gaw 59%
Dana Murray 59%
Robert Morrison Clayton III 58%
John Scott 57%
John Durbin Schneider 56%
Stephen Stoll 56%
Roseann Bentley 55%
Joseph Maxwell 55%
James O'Toole 55%
Ted Farnen 54%
Louis Ford 54%
Timothy Green 54%
Jerry McBride 54%
Patrick O'Connor 54%
Philip Smith 54%
Danny Staples 54%
Gary Wiggins 54%
Dennis James Bonner 52%
Harold Caskey 52%
Wayne Crump 52%
Ted Clint House 51%
Emmy Lou McClelland 51%
John Hickey 50%
Don Koller 50%
Sidney Johnson 49%
Ronnie DePasco 46%
Thomas Hoppe 46%
topher A. Liese 46%
Marvin Singleton 44%
James Michael Foley 43%
Marilyn Taylor Williams 43%
Joseph Treadway 41%
Jerry Howard 40%
Cindy Ostmann 39%
Sam Dean Leake 38%
Jim Murphy 38%
Don Kissell 37%
Steven Ehlmann 34%
Edwin Hartzler 34%
Francis Overschmidt 34%
Michael Gibbons 33%
William Luetkenhaus 32%
Francis Flotron, Jr. 30%
Luann Ridgeway 30%
Mary Lou Sallee 30%
Donald William Summers 30%
Doyle Childers 28%
David Klarich 27%
Jim Kreider 27%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 25%
Walter Mueller, Jr. 25%
Sam Gaskill 24%
Dan Hegeman 24%
Charles Nordwald 24%
Estel Boyd Robirds 22%
William Patrick Kenney 21%
MO Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Republican 21%
John Russell 21%
David Levin 20%
Beth Long 20%
Chuck Pryor 20%
Larry Rohrbach 20%
Carson Ross 20%
Mark Richardson 19%
Linda Bartelsmeyer 18%
Morris Westfall 18%
Connie Cierpiot 17%
Carl Vogel 17%
Bill Alter 16%
Bill Foster 16%
William Gratz 16%
Patricia Secrest 16%
James Froelker 14%
James Graham 14%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 14%
Mary Kasten 14%
Patrick Kelley 14%
Kenneth Legan 14%
Delbert Scott 14%
Don Lograsso 12%
Brent Evans 10%
MO Commissioner At-Large John Griesheimer Republican 10%
Carl Hendrickson 10%
Fredrick Pouche 10%
Norma Champion 8%
Charlie Ballard 6%
Rex Barnett 6%
Jon Bennett 6%
Gary Burton 6%
T. Mark Elliott 6%
Catherine Enz 6%
Charles Gross 6%
James Howerton 6%
John William Loudon 6%
Patrick Naeger 6%
David Schwab 6%
Chuck Surface 6%
Gary Marble 4%
Todd Akin 0%
Matt Boatright 0%
Rich Chrismer 0%
Martin Hohulin 0%
William Carl Linton 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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