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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas Public Interest Research Group

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic 89%
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 22%
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 33%
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 33%
TX State House 18 John Otto Republican 38%
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 89%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 11%
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 33%
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 67%
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic 100%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 44%
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic 88%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 89%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 89%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 100%
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 100%
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican 33%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 25%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 33%
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 22%
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 0%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 44%
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic 11%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 33%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 11%
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican 22%
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 11%
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic 100%
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 100%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 67%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 100%
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 89%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 78%
TX State House 121 Joe Straus Republican 22%
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 11%
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic 89%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 22%
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 38%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 67%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 67%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 78%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 100%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 89%
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic 89%
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 11%
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 22%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 75%
TX State Senate 26 José Menéndez Democratic 89%
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 11%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller Republican 22%
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 33%
Ray Allen 33%
Kevin Bailey 67%
Todd Baxter 56%
Leo Berman 22%
Roy Blake, Jr. 33%
Daniel Branch 20%
Betty Brown 33%
Fred Brown 22%
Lon Burnam 100%
Bill Callegari 33%
Scott Campbell 44%
Carter Casteel 33%
Norma Chávez 67%
Warren Chisum 11%
Robert Cook III 33%
Frank Corte, Jr. 25%
Joe Crabb 22%
John Davis 11%
Glenda Dawson 22%
Dianne White Delisi 33%
Mary Denny 33%
Joe Driver 11%
Jim Dunnam 89%
Al Edwards 67%
Craig Eiland 78%
Rob Eissler 33%
Juan Manuel Escobar 78%
David Farabee 56%
Ismael Flores 67%
Stephen Frost 89%
Pete Gallego 86%
Dan Gattis 38%
Veronica Gonzales 89%
Yvonne González Toureilles 88%
Toby Goodman 67%
Tony Goolsby 44%
Bob Griggs 60%
Kent Grusendorf 22%
Pat Haggerty 33%
Mike Hamilton 22%
Peggy Hamric 0%
Rick Hardcastle 22%
Linda Harper-Brown 22%
Will Ford Hartnett 22%
Harvey Hilderbran 44%
Fred Hill 33%
Scott Hochberg 100%
Terri Hodge 71%
Mark Homer 44%
Ruben Hope, Jr. 33%
Chuck Hopson 22%
Charlie Howard 11%
Bob Hunter 33%
Suzanna Gratia Hupp 44%
Carl Isett 14%
Jim Jackson 33%
Delwin Jones 22%
Jesse Jones 100%
Terry Keel 22%
William Keffer 11%
Mike Krusee 22%
Edmund Kuempel 11%
James Laney 33%
David McQuade Leibowitz 100%
Vilma Luna 44%
Jerry Madden 33%
Brian McCall 33%
Jim McReynolds 44%
Thomas Merritt 38%
Joe Moreno 100%
Paul Moreno 78%
Anna Mowery 22%
Joe Nixon 0%
Rick Noriega 100%
Dora Olivo 100%
Rob Orr 33%
Aaron Pena, Jr. 89%
Jim Pitts 25%
Robert Puente 78%
Chente Quintanilla 56%
Elvira Reyna 11%
Allan Ritter 22%
Patrick Rose 67%
Gene Seaman 22%
Todd Smith 67%
Jim Solís 78%
Burt Solomons 33%
Mark Strama 67%
David Swinford 33%
Robert Talton 0%
Larry Taylor 11%
Vicki Truitt 22%
Corbin Van Arsdale 33%
Michael Villarreal 89%
George West 11%
Martha Wong 22%
Beverly Woolley 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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