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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Carolina Public Interest Research Group

2001 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 80%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 67%
NC State House 21 Larry Bell, Sr. Democratic 77%
NC State House 23 Joe Tolson Democratic 55%
NC State House 26 Namon Leo Daughtry Republican 33%
NC State House 30 Paul Luebke Democratic 100%
NC State House 31 Mickey Michaux, Jr. Democratic 55%
NC State House 42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. Democratic 66%
NC State House 56 Verla Insko Democratic 88%
NC State House 58 Alma Adams Democratic 75%
NC State House 62 John Blust Republican 44%
NC State House 79 Julia Howard Republican 44%
NC State House 83 Linda Johnson Republican 44%
NC State House 87 Edgar Starnes Republican 33%
NC State House 89 Mitchell Setzer Republican 44%
NC State House 101 Beverly Earle Democratic 66%
NC State House 120 Roger West Republican 44%
NC State Senate 14 Dan Blue, Jr. Democratic 83%
NC State Senate 26 Philip Berger, Sr. Republican 67%
NC State Senate 33 Stan Bingham Republican 60%
NC State Senate 36 Fletcher Hartsell, Jr. Republican 67%
NC State Senate 37 Daniel Clodfelter Democratic 67%
NC State Senate 39 Robert Rucho Republican 20%
NC State Senate 42 Austin Allran Republican 50%
NC State Senate 49 Martin Nesbitt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwin Democratic 100%
NC Secretary of Revenue Lyons Gray Republican 88%
Charles Albertson 83%
Martha Alexander 88%
Gordon Philip Allen 33%
Cary Allred 55%
Gene Gray Arnold 33%
Philip Augustine Baddour, Jr. 77%
Rex Baker 33%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 83%
Patrick Ballantine 67%
Bobby Harold Barbee, Sr. 44%
Daniel Barefoot 75%
Jeffrey Barnhart 33%
Marc Basnight 83%
James Black 11%
Donald Allen Bonner 66%
Joanne Bowie 50%
Flossie Boyd-McIntyre 75%
Harold Brubaker 38%
Charles Franklin Buchanan 33%
J. Russell Capps 44%
Margaret Carpenter 63%
Robert Carpenter 67%
John Carrington 75%
Charles Carter, Jr. 100%
Walter Church, Sr. 25%
Debbie Clary 44%
Lorene Coates 88%
Nelson Cole 33%
A. Leslie Cox, Jr. 55%
James Crawford, Jr. 44%
Mark Crawford 38%
Billy James Creech 44%
Arlie Franklin Culp, Jr. 44%
William Thomas Culpepper III 66%
Cal Cunningham 83%
William Pete Cunningham 77%
Walter Dalton 60%
Charlie Dannelly 83%
Donald Spencer Davis 60%
Michael Decker, Sr. 55%
Andrew Thomas Dedmon 66%
Jerry Dockham 44%
Ruth Easterling 88%
Rick Louis Eddins 63%
Zeno Edwards, Jr. 44%
James Samuel Ellis 22%
Theresa Harlow Esposito 44%
James Forrester 50%
Stanley Harold Fox 38%
Linda Garrou 80%
John Garwood 60%
Pryor Gibson III 50%
Mitch Gillespie 55%
William Grady 44%
Jim Gulley 55%
Wilbur Gulley 100%
Joe Hackney 100%
Robert Phillip Haire 88%
John Hall 66%
Michael Harrington 38%
Oscar Harris 80%
Robert Jonathan Hensley, Jr. 100%
William Seth Hiatt 33%
Dewey Hill 44%
Mark Hilton 33%
Hugh Holliman 66%
George Milton Holmes 38%
Hamilton Horton, Jr. 50%
David Hoyle, Sr. 40%
Howard Hunter, Jr. 75%
John Hurley 66%
Mary Jarrell 55%
Margaret Jeffus 100%
Luther Henry Jordan, Jr. 50%
Larry Thomas Justus 33%
John Kerr III 67%
Eleanor Kinnaird 100%
Joe Kiser 33%
Howard Nathaniel Lee 80%
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas 100%
William Martin 80%
Mary McAllister 57%
Daniel McComas 38%
Willard Eugene McCombs 33%
Marian McLawhorn 77%
William Edwin McMahan 55%
Stephen Metcalf 100%
Paul Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
David Morris Miner 43%
William Franklin Mitchell 44%
Kenneth Moore 60%
Richard Morgan 44%
Amelia Morris 33%
Edd Nye 66%
Thomas LaFontine Odom, Sr. 80%
Warren Claude Oldham 55%
William Owens, Jr. 44%
Aaron Plyler 83%
James Pope 38%
Jean Preston 38%
William Purcell 100%
Anthony Rand 83%
John Melvin Rayfield 55%
David Redwine 66%
Eric Miller Reeves 100%
Dan Robinson 100%
Richard Eugene Rogers 44%
Carolyn Barnes Russell 38%
Drew Saunders 77%
Paul Wayne Sexton, Sr. 33%
Larry Shaw 80%
Robert Shaw 83%
Wilma Sherrill 50%
Fern Haywood Shubert 55%
Ronald Smith 38%
Robert Soles, Jr. 80%
Ronnie Sutton 77%
Alvin Swindell IV 83%
W. B. Teague, Jr. 25%
Scott Thomas 83%
Gregory James Thompson 29%
Russell Tucker 66%
Alice Underhill 88%
William Wainwright 66%
Trudi Walend 44%
Ronald Tracy Walker 44%
Edward 'Alexander Warner, Jr. 63%
Edith Warren 55%
Edward Warren 100%
Nurham Osbie Warwick 55%
John Hugh Weatherly 33%
Hugh Webster 25%
David Weinstein 100%
Jennifer Weiss 100%
Allen Wellons 100%
Constance Wilson 38%
William Eugene Wilson 44%
Larry Womble 100%
Thomas Wright 44%
Douglas Yongue 77%

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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