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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Riverfront Times

1996 Positions

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

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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