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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: North Carolina Public Interest Research Group

2004 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 67%
NC State House 21 Larry Bell, Sr. Democratic 71%
NC State House 23 Joe Tolson Democratic 86%
NC State House 24 Jean Farmer-Butterfield Democratic 100%
NC State House 26 Namon Leo Daughtry Republican 50%
NC State House 30 Paul Luebke Democratic 100%
NC State House 31 Mickey Michaux, Jr. Democratic 86%
NC State House 37 Paul Stam, Jr. Republican 67%
NC State House 42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. Democratic 86%
NC State House 44 Rick Glazier Democratic 100%
NC State House 53 David Lewis, Sr. Republican 71%
NC State House 56 Verla Insko Democratic 100%
NC State House 58 Alma Adams Democratic 86%
NC State House 62 John Blust Republican 57%
NC State House 79 Julia Howard Republican 71%
NC State House 83 Linda Johnson Republican 71%
NC State House 87 Edgar Starnes Republican 57%
NC State House 89 Mitchell Setzer Republican 86%
NC State House 101 Beverly Earle Democratic 75%
NC State House 102 Becky Carney Democratic 100%
NC State House 111 Timothy Moore Republican 57%
NC State House 114 Susan Fisher Democratic 100%
NC State House 120 Roger West Republican 57%
NC State Senate 3 Clark Jenkins Democratic 100%
NC State Senate 7 Louis Pate, Jr. Republican 43%
NC State Senate 26 Philip Berger, Sr. Republican 50%
NC State Senate 29 Jerry Tillman Republican 83%
NC State Senate 32 Earline Parmon Democratic 86%
NC State Senate 33 Stan Bingham Republican 67%
NC State Senate 34 Andrew Brock Republican 50%
NC State Senate 36 Fletcher Hartsell, Jr. Republican 100%
NC State Senate 42 Austin Allran Republican 83%
NC State Senate 48 Thomas Apodaca Republican 83%
NC Secretary of Administration Bill Daughtridge, Jr. Republican 86%
Charles Albertson 83%
Martha Alexander 100%
Bernard Allen 86%
Lucy Allen 100%
Cary Allred 57%
Jeffrey Barnhart 71%
Marc Basnight 83%
James Black 71%
Curtis Blackwood, Jr. 57%
Harris Blake 83%
Alice Bordsen 100%
Harold Brubaker 83%
J. Russell Capps 43%
Walter Church, Sr. 67%
Debbie Clary 57%
Daniel Clodfelter 100%
Lorene Coates 57%
Nelson Cole 57%
James Crawford, Jr. 57%
Arlie Franklin Culp, Jr. 86%
William Thomas Culpepper III 71%
William Pete Cunningham 71%
Walter Dalton 83%
Charlie Dannelly 83%
Margaret Dickson 100%
Jerry Dockham 43%
Katie Dorsett 100%
Rick Louis Eddins 71%
Bob England 100%
James Forrester 83%
Phillip Frye 71%
Linda Garrou 100%
John Garwood 67%
Pryor Gibson III 50%
Mitch Gillespie 71%
D. Goforth 86%
William Grady 67%
Jim Gulley 71%
Joe Hackney 100%
Robert Phillip Haire 100%
James Harrell III 86%
Mark Hilton 67%
Hugh Holliman 57%
Robert Lee Holloman 67%
George Milton Holmes 43%
Hamilton Horton, Jr. 67%
David Hoyle, Sr. 83%
Howard Hunter, Jr. 71%
Margaret Jeffus 86%
Earl Jones 86%
Carolyn Justice 83%
Carolyn Justus 71%
John Kerr III 83%
Eleanor Kinnaird 100%
Joe Kiser 71%
Stephen LaRoque 75%
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas 100%
Vernon Malone 50%
Mary McAllister 71%
Daniel McComas 86%
William McGee 71%
Marian McLawhorn 100%
Richard Morgan 100%
Martin Nesbitt, Jr. 83%
Edd Nye 86%
William Owens, Jr. 71%
Jean Preston 57%
William Purcell 100%
Anthony Rand 100%
Ray Rapp 100%
Karen Ray 83%
John Melvin Rayfield 50%
John Rhodes 43%
Deborah Ross 71%
John Sauls 86%
Drew Saunders 57%
Larry Shaw 75%
Wilma Sherrill 83%
Fred Smith 83%
Robert Soles, Jr. 80%
Fred Steen II 57%
Richard Stevens 83%
Bonner Stiller 100%
Ronnie Sutton 83%
Alvin Swindell IV 83%
Scott Thomas 83%
William Wainwright 83%
Trudi Walend 57%
Ronald Tracy Walker 80%
Edith Warren 86%
Hugh Webster 33%
Jennifer Weiss 100%
Arthur Williams III 71%
William Eugene Wilson 83%
Larry Womble 83%
Thomas Wright 71%
Douglas Yongue 86%

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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