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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Carolina Public Interest Research Group

2003 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 86%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 29%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 33%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 20%
NC State House 21 Larry Bell, Sr. Democratic 60%
NC State House 23 Joe Tolson Democratic 50%
NC State House 24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic 60%
NC State House 26 Namon Daughtry Republican 40%
NC State House 30 Paul Luebke Democratic 100%
NC State House 31 Mickey Michaux, Jr. Democratic 90%
NC State House 37 Paul Stam, Jr. Republican 50%
NC State House 42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. Democratic 60%
NC State House 44 Rick Glazier Democratic 90%
NC State House 53 David Lewis, Sr. Republican 40%
NC State House 56 Verla Insko Democratic 100%
NC State House 58 Alma Adams Democratic 89%
NC State House 62 John Blust Republican 40%
NC State House 79 Julia Howard Republican 50%
NC State House 83 Linda Johnson Republican 40%
NC State House 87 Edgar Starnes Republican 44%
NC State House 89 Mitchell Setzer Republican 60%
NC State House 101 Beverly Earle Democratic 60%
NC State House 102 Becky Carney Democratic 80%
NC State House 111 Timothy Moore Republican 20%
NC State House 119 Joe Queen Democratic 100%
NC State House 120 Roger West Republican 38%
NC State Senate 3 Clark Jenkins Democratic 86%
NC State Senate 7 Louis Pate, Jr. Republican 60%
NC State Senate 26 Philip Berger, Sr. Republican 29%
NC State Senate 29 Jerry Tillman Republican 29%
NC State Senate 32 Earline Parmon Democratic 70%
NC State Senate 34 Andrew Brock Republican 0%
NC State Senate 36 Fletcher Hartsell, Jr. Republican 57%
NC State Senate 39 Robert Rucho Republican 20%
NC State Senate 42 Austin Allran Republican 57%
NC State Senate 48 Thomas Apodaca Republican 29%
NC Commissioner of Insurance Wayne Goodwin Democratic 70%
NC Secretary of Administration Bill Daughtridge, Jr. Republican 50%
Charles Albertson 86%
Bernard Allen 80%
Gordon Philip Allen 50%
Lucy Allen 50%
Cary Allred 40%
Rex Baker 30%
Bobby Harold Barbee, Sr. 38%
Jeffrey Barnhart 50%
Marc Basnight 71%
James Black 10%
Curtis Blackwood, Jr. 40%
Harris Blake 29%
Donald Allen Bonner 50%
Alice Bordsen 100%
Joanne Bowie 20%
Harold Brubaker 50%
J. Russell Capps 0%
Robert Carpenter 29%
John Carrington 67%
Walter Church, Sr. 44%
Debbie Clary 70%
Daniel Clodfelter 83%
Lorene Coates 40%
Nelson Cole 40%
James Crawford, Jr. 50%
Billy James Creech 20%
Arlie Franklin Culp, Jr. 11%
William Thomas Culpepper III 40%
William Pete Cunningham 38%
Walter Dalton 71%
Charlie Dannelly 86%
Michael Decker, Sr. 40%
Margaret Dickson 70%
Jerry Dockham 40%
Katie Dorsett 86%
Rick Louis Eddins 50%
James Samuel Ellis 44%
Bob England 60%
Stanley Harold Fox 50%
Phillip Frye 10%
Linda Garrou 100%
Pryor Gibson III 60%
Mitch Gillespie 40%
D. Goforth 60%
Michael Gorman 50%
William Grady 50%
Jim Gulley 70%
Joe Hackney 100%
Robert Phillip Haire 40%
John Hall 50%
Cecil Hargett 86%
James Harrell III 40%
Dewey Hill 60%
Mark Hilton 20%
Hugh Holliman 40%
George Milton Holmes 50%
Hamilton Horton, Jr. 71%
David Hoyle, Sr. 50%
Howard Hunter, Jr. 60%
Margaret Jeffus 40%
Charles Johnson 60%
Earl Jones 50%
Carolyn Justice 70%
Carolyn Justus 60%
John Kerr III 43%
Eleanor Kinnaird 100%
Joe Kiser 40%
Stephen LaRoque 40%
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas 100%
Vernon Malone 100%
Mary McAllister 90%
Daniel McComas 80%
William McGee 50%
Marian McLawhorn 70%
William Edwin McMahan 60%
Paul Miller 90%
David Morris Miner 40%
William Franklin Mitchell 20%
Tony Moore, Sr. 100%
Richard Morgan 60%
Don Munford 43%
Martin Nesbitt, Jr. 70%
Edd Nye 80%
William Owens, Jr. 40%
Jean Preston 40%
William Purcell 86%
Anthony Rand 86%
Ray Rapp 80%
Karen Ray 50%
John Melvin Rayfield 20%
Eric Miller Reeves 100%
John Rhodes 60%
Deborah Ross 90%
John Sauls 60%
Drew Saunders 50%
Paul Wayne Sexton, Sr. 50%
Larry Shaw 75%
Wilma Sherrill 40%
Fern Haywood Shubert 14%
R.B. Sloan, Jr. 25%
Fred Smith 29%
Robert Soles, Jr. 86%
Richard Stevens 29%
Bonner Stiller 78%
Ronnie Sutton 50%
Alvin Swindell IV 86%
Scott Thomas 86%
William Wainwright 60%
Trudi Walend 44%
Ronald Tracy Walker 50%
Edward 'Alexander Warner, Jr. 30%
Edith Warren 71%
Hugh Webster 14%
David Weinstein 57%
Jennifer Weiss 100%
Arthur Williams III 50%
Keith Williams 60%
Constance Wilson 30%
William Eugene Wilson 50%
Larry Womble 90%
Stephen Wray Wood 20%
Thomas Wright 40%
Douglas Yongue 50%

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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