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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: America Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

2008 Positions on Civil Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI State Senate 2 Bert Johnson Democratic 100
MI State Senate 18 Rebekah Warren Democratic 100
MI Council Member At-Large George Cushingberry, Jr. 90
MI Council Member At-Large Gabriel Leland 90
MI Commissioner 5 Julie Rogers Democratic 100
MI Commissioner 9 Hugh Crawford Republican 70
MI Commissioner Ward 2 Erwin Haas 60
Albert Abbasse 90
Phillip Peter Adams 40
Robert Alexander 100
Donna Anderson 100
Vicki Barnett 100
Joan Bauer 100
Tim Beck 100
Timothy Bledsoe 100
Scotty Boman 80
John Boyle II 80
Pam Byrnes 100
Douglas Campbell 100
Julie Candler 100
Candace Caveny 90
Thomas Clark 100
George Corsetti 100
Gregory Creswell 60
Vince Dragonetti 70
Fred Durhal, Jr. 90
Mark Eagle 100
Daniel Flamand 60
Adam Ford 60
Matthew Friar 70
Charles Geerlings 90
Joseph Gillotte 60
Lee Gonzales 100
Adam Goodman 80
Michael Goodman 70
James Gould 30
Ronald Graeser 50
Paul Greenawalt 60
Greg Grieves 80
Derek Grigsby 100
Roman Grucz 90
Jim Hahn 100
Harold Haugh 100
Bruce Hawley 70
Nate Heffron 90
Carol Higgins 100
Thomas Hren 90
Michael Huckleberry 100
Scott Hudson 90
Grant Hughes 90
Dan Johnson 60
Robert Jones 100
Thomas Jones 70
Jean Anne Kennedy-Windsor 90
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100
Steve King 80
Richard Kuszmar 100
Carl Levin 100
Garnet Lewis 100
Ellen Lipton 100
Lesia Liss 100
Ken Mathenia 100
Darrell McNeill 0
Mark Meadows 100
Tim Melton 100
Greg Merle 50
Harley Mikkelson 100
James Miller 40
William Mohr 30
Robert Murphy 90
Patrick O'Connell 100
Jessie Olson 100
Gino Polidori 100
Gary Pollard 90
Leland Prebble 20
Kenneth Proctor 90
William Richards, Jr. 80
Connie Saltonstall 100
Darryl Schmitz 60
Leonard Schwartz 80
Bettie Scott 70
Richard Secula 50
Erik Shelley 100
John Skosnik 60
Woodrow Stanley 80
Clay Stauffer 100
Neil Stephenson 70
Michael Thorp 90
Chuck Tindall 80
Rashida Tlaib 100
Les Townsend 60
John Vico 100
Nancy White 100
William White 90
Timothy Winslow 90
Charles Ybema 30
Joseph Zemens 70
George Zimmer 40

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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