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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2007 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 30%
Paula Aboud 32%
Kirk Adams 52%
Amanda Aguirre 37%
Carolyn Allen 44%
Manny Alvarez 34%
Mark Anderson 51%
Marsha Arzberger 38%
Ray Barnes 53%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 49%
Timothy Bee 44%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 67%
Robert Blendu 50%
Tom Boone 42%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 34%
Jack Brown 33%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 68%
Jennifer Burns 40%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 53%
Meg Burton Cahill 30%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 32%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 30%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 36%
Ken Cheuvront 42%
Doug Clark 58%
Rich Crandall 45%
Sam Crump 53%
Mark DeSimone 38%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 45%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 29%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 66%
Franklin Flake 52%
AZ State Senate 29 Steve Gallardo Democratic 31%
Jorge Garcia 32%
Martha Garcia 35%
Pamela Gorman 67%
Ron Gould 77%
Chuck Gray 61%
Linda Gray 44%
Trish Groe 54%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 38%
Jack Harper 64%
Pete Hershberger 40%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 50%
Karen Johnson 61%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 53%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 32%
Bill Konopnicki 40%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 30%
Barbara Leff 41%
Phil Lopes 30%
Linda Lopez 36%
David Lujan 32%
Lucy Mason 46%
Marian Ann McClure 46%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 49%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 36%
Nancy McLain 47%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 33%
Ben Miranda 35%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 58%
John Nelson 44%
Warde Nichols 55%
Tom O'Halleran 39%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 34%
Jonathan Paton 44%
Russell Pearce 67%
Charlene Pesquiera 32%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 35%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 42%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 35%
Rebecca Rios 37%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 46%
Lena Saradnik 35%
David Schapira 31%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 34%
Victor Soltero 34%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump Republican 52%
Jackie Thrasher 31%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 43%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 39%
Albert Tom 36%
Theresa Ulmer 34%
Thayer Verschoor 59%
AZ Vice Mayor 2 Jim Waring Republican 43%
Jim Weiers 48%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 54%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 44%

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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