Rating Group: Virginia FREE

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 100%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 93%
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam D 80%
VA State House-1 Terry Kilgore R 87%
VA State House-9 Charles Poindexter R 93%
VA State House-13 Bob Marshall R 69%
VA State House-14 Danny Marshall III R 87%
VA State House-15 Todd Gilbert R 71%
VA State House-22 Kathy Byron R 93%
VA State House-24 Benjamin Cline R 71%
VA State House-25 Steve Landes R 80%
VA State House-28 William Howell R 86%
VA State House-30 Edward Scott R 93%
VA State House-31 Scott Lingamfelter R 77%
VA State House-36 Ken Plum D 73%
VA State House-37 David Bulova D 73%
VA State House-39 Vivian Watts D 79%
VA State House-40 Tim Hugo R 83%
VA State House-42 David Albo R 86%
VA State House-43 Mark Sickles D 86%
VA State House-46 Charniele Herring D 86%
VA State House-50 Jackson Miller R 86%
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 93%
VA State House-57 David Toscano D 73%
VA State House-58 Robert Bell III R 79%
VA State House-61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 93%
VA State House-62 Riley Ingram R 93%
VA State House-63 Rosalyn Dance D 86%
VA State House-65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 87%
VA State House-66 Kirk Cox R 87%
VA State House-68 Manoli Loupassi R 80%
VA State House-70 Delores McQuinn D 85%
VA State House-71 Jennifer McClellan D 92%
VA State House-72 Jimmie Massie III R 92%
VA State House-73 John O'Bannon III R 93%
VA State House-74 Joe Morrissey D 86%
VA State House-75 Roslyn Tyler D 77%
VA State House-76 Chris Jones R 87%
VA State House-77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 93%
VA State House-79 Johnny Joannou D 86%
VA State House-81 Barry Knight R 93%
VA State House-86 Thomas Rust R 100%
VA State House-88 Mark Cole R 79%
VA State House-92 Jeion Ward D 85%
VA State House-95 Mamye BaCote D 50%
VA State House-96 Brenda Pogge R 87%
VA State House-97 Chris Peace R 80%
VA State Senate-1 John Miller D 81%
VA State Senate-2 Mamie Locke D 73%
VA State Senate-3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 96%
VA State Senate-4 Ryan McDougle R 100%
VA State Senate-5 Kenny Alexander D 92%
VA State Senate-6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. D 80%
VA State Senate-7 Frank Wagner R 94%
VA State Senate-9 Aston McEachin D 80%
VA State Senate-10 John Watkins R 100%
VA State Senate-11 Stephen Martin R 88%
VA State Senate-12 Walter Stosch R 95%
VA State Senate-14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 87%
VA State Senate-15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate-18 Louise Lucas D 80%
VA State Senate-19 Ralph Smith R 82%
VA State Senate-21 John Edwards D 74%
VA State Senate-23 Stephen Newman R 84%
VA State Senate-24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate-25 Creigh Deeds D 80%
VA State Senate-26 Mark Obenshain R 85%
VA State Senate-27 Jill Vogel R 82%
VA State Senate-28 Richard Stuart R 94%
VA State Senate-29 Charles Colgan, Sr. D 74%
VA State Senate-30 Adam Ebbin D 79%
VA State Senate-32 Janet Howell D 81%
VA State Senate-34 Chap Petersen D 82%
VA State Senate-35 Dick Saslaw D 73%
VA State Senate-36 Toddy Puller D 77%
VA State Senate-37 David Marsden D 73%
VA State Senate-39 George Barker D 82%
VA State Senate-40 Charles Carrico, Sr. R 79%
VA Attorney General Mark Herring D 79%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 86%
Kristen Amundson 85%
Ward Armstrong 79%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 73%
William Barlow 67%
Harry Blevins 94%
David Bouchard 64%
Daniel Bowling 79%
Robert Brink 79%
Charles Caputo 79%
Anne Crockett-Stark 85%
Ken Cuccinelli II 89%
Albert Eisenberg 67%
David Englin 80%
William Fralin, Jr. 92%
Jeffrey Frederick 69%
Thomas Gear 82%
Franklin Hall 86%
Phillip Hamilton 93%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 92%
Clarke Hogan 79%
Edd Houck 76%
Algie Howell, Jr. 86%
Robert Hull 92%
Salvatore Iaquinto 87%
Bill Janis 79%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 87%
Matthew Lohr 93%
Henry Marsh III 80%
Robert Mathieson 73%
Joe May 86%
Kenneth Melvin 93%
Donald Merricks 79%
Paula Miller 86%
Yvonne Miller 68%
Harvey Morgan 83%
Paul Nichols 85%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 86%
Dave Nutter 93%
Glenn Oder 93%
Clarence Phillips 79%
David Poisson 90%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 71%
Phillip Puckett 65%
Bob Purkey 92%
Lacey Putney 93%
Frederick Quayle 90%
William Reynolds 80%
Christopher Saxman 93%
James Scott 85%
Stephen Shannon 80%
Beverly Sherwood 93%
James Shuler 69%
Kenneth Stolle 92%
Robert Tata 91%
Patricia Ticer 75%
Shannon Valentine 79%
Margaret Vanderhye 73%
William Wampler, Jr. 95%
Onzlee Ware 85%
Mary Margaret Whipple 72%

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