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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Constitutional Government Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 25%
AZ State House 1 Andy Tobin, Sr. Republican 67%
AZ State House 7 Albert Hale Democratic 29%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 79%
AZ State House 18 Bob Robson Republican 71%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 75%
AZ State House 24 Chad Campbell Democratic 25%
AZ State House 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 33%
AZ State House 30 Debbie McCune Davis Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 4 Lynne Pancrazi Democratic 25%
AZ State Senate 8 Barbara McGuire Democratic 52%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 25%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 12 Andy Biggs Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 79%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 83%
AZ State Senate 18 John McComish Republican 75%
AZ State Senate 21 Rick Murphy Republican 83%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 77%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 71%
AZ State Senate 26 Ed Ableser Democratic 25%
AZ State Senate 27 Leah Landrum Taylor Democratic 36%
AZ State Senate 28 Adam Driggs Republican 81%
AZ State Senate 29 Steve Gallardo Democratic 21%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 23%
AZ Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Stump Republican 77%
AZ Corporation Commissioner Robert Burns Republican 74%
AZ Mayor Position 4 Jerry Weiers Republican 75%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny Republican 69%
AZ Vice Mayor 2 Jim Waring Republican 76%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 35%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 62%
Paula Aboud 41%
Kirk Adams 81%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 52%
Manny Alvarez 48%
Mark Anderson 75%
Marsha Arzberger 48%
Ray Barnes 69%
Timothy Bee 66%
Robert Blendu 66%
Tom Boone 73%
Jack Brown 35%
Jennifer Burns 54%
Meg Burton Cahill 21%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 33%
Tom Chabin 23%
Ken Cheuvront 47%
Doug Clark 79%
Rich Crandall 75%
Sam Crump 90%
Mark DeSimone 50%
Jorge Garcia 31%
Martha Garcia 35%
Pamela Gorman 76%
Ron Gould 82%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 76%
Trish Groe 71%
Jack Harper 76%
Pete Hershberger 48%
Karen Johnson 76%
Bill Konopnicki 52%
Barbara Leff 79%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 31%
David Lujan 25%
Lucy Mason 67%
Marian Ann McClure 65%
Nancy McLain 67%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 77%
Tom O'Halleran 55%
Jonathan Paton 73%
Russell Pearce 75%
Charlene Pesquiera 43%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 19%
Rebecca Rios 36%
David Schapira 35%
Victor Soltero 40%
Jackie Thrasher 46%
Albert Tom 25%
Theresa Ulmer 21%
Thayer Verschoor 72%
Jim Weiers 75%
Nancy Young Wright 29%

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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