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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

1997 Survey and Legislative Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Eric Cantor 91
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 90
Charles Hawkins 89
John Chichester 88
Richard Joyner Holland 88
John Spence Reid 88
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 88
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 87
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 87
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 87
L. Bryant, Jr. 86
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 86
Kevin Grey Miller 86
Kenneth Stolle 86
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 86
Warren Barry 85
Glenn Croshaw 85
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 85
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 85
John Howson Rust, Jr. 85
Robert Tata 85
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 85
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 84
Robert Bloxom 84
Bill Bolling 84
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 84
Harry Potts, Jr. 84
Bob Purkey 84
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 83
Phillip Hamilton 83
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 83
Robert Edward Nelms 83
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 83
Edward Schrock 83
Martin Williams 83
Vivian Earl Dickinson 82
Thelma Drake 82
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Andy Guest, Jr. 82
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 82
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 82
James O'Brien, Jr. 82
Lacey Putney 82
Anne Gregory Rhodes 82
Joyce Knowles Crouch 81
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 81
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 81
Bob McDonnell 81
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 80
George Harris Heilig, Jr. 80
Joe May 80
Joseph Benedetti 79
Whittington Whiteside Clement 79
Harry Parrish 79
William Wampler, Jr. 79
Butch Davies III 78
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 78
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 78
Jay Kenneth Katzen 78
Roger John McClure 78
Frederick Quayle 78
Jackson Reasor, Jr. 78
Beverly Sherwood 78
Glenn Weatherholtz 78
James Shuler 77
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 76
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 76
John Adams Rollison III 76
Peter Way 76
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 75
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 75
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 75
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 74
Alfred Victor Thomas 74
Mark Lawrence Earley 73
William Reynolds 73
Malfourd Trumbo 72
Jane Haycock Woods 72
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 71
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 71
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 70
William Barlow 69
Franklin Hall 69
Edd Houck 69
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 69
Stanley Clay Walker 69
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 68
Ward Armstrong 67
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 67
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 67
David Guy Brickley 65
Charles Cranwell 65
Barnie Day 65
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 65
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 64
James Hardy Dillard II 63
Madison Ellis Marye 63
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 61
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 61
George Lovelace 61
James Scott 61
Shirley Fields Cooper 60
Charles Lindy Waddell 59
Jean Wooden Cunningham 58
Jay Wayne DeBoer 58
Wiliam Moore, Jr. 58
Brian Moran 58
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 56
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 55
James Frederick Almand 54
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 54
Emily Couric 53
Jerrauld Corey Jones 53
Gladys Brown Keating 53
Kenneth Melvin 53
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 53
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 52
Clarence Phillips 50
Mitchell Van Yahres 49
W. Henry Maxwell 48
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 48
Julia Anne Connally 47
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 46
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 46
Jackie Thomas Stump 46
Patricia Ticer 45
Mary Margaret Whipple 44
Mary Taylor Christian 43
Robert Hull 43
VA State Senate 9 Aston McEachin Democratic 43
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 41
Flora Davis Crittenden 40
Henry Marsh III 40
George Wallace Grayson 38
L. Karen Darner 36
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 35
Yvonne Miller 33

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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