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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 80%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 88%
James Frederick Almand 69%
Ward Armstrong 56%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 88%
William Barlow 67%
Warren Barry 100%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 60%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 81%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 77%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 69%
Harry Blevins 100%
Robert Bloxom 75%
Bill Bolling 88%
Robert Brink 56%
L. Bryant, Jr. 87%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71%
Eric Cantor 94%
John Chichester 82%
Mary Taylor Christian 73%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 73%
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 81%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 87%
Emily Couric 63%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 76%
Charles Cranwell 67%
Flora Davis Crittenden 60%
Glenn Croshaw 80%
L. Karen Darner 60%
Butch Davies III 73%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
Barnie Day 67%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 73%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 71%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 80%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 77%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 87%
James Hardy Dillard II 67%
Thelma Drake 87%
Allen Wayne Dudley 93%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 80%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 80%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 73%
George Wallace Grayson 63%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 60%
Andy Guest, Jr. 81%
Franklin Hall 71%
Phillip Hamilton 86%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 81%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 88%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 88%
Richard Joyner Holland 88%
Edd Houck 71%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 73%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 63%
Robert Hull 63%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 93%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71%
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 61%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 56%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 53%
Jerrauld Corey Jones 60%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 87%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 88%
Gladys Brown Keating 67%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 78%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 86%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 88%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 80%
Henry Marsh III 71%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 67%
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 92%
Madison Ellis Marye 75%
W. Henry Maxwell 71%
Joe May 71%
Roger John McClure 100%
Bob McDonnell 81%
VA State Senate 9 Donald McEachin Democratic 59%
Michéle McQuigg 59%
Kenneth Melvin 60%
Kevin Grey Miller 94%
Yvonne Miller 75%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 60%
Brian Moran 65%
Harvey Morgan 93%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 79%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 69%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 87%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 94%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 94%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 87%
Harry Parrish 81%
Clarence Phillips 63%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 56%
Harry Potts, Jr. 88%
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 73%
Bob Purkey 79%
Lacey Putney 73%
Frederick Quayle 93%
John Spence Reid 88%
William Reynolds 73%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 71%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 58%
John Adams Rollison III 73%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 88%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 88%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 69%
Edward Schrock 100%
James Scott 67%
Beverly Sherwood 93%
James Shuler 93%
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 60%
Kenneth Stolle 100%
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 75%
Jackie Thomas Stump 64%
Robert Tata 75%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 75%
Alfred Victor Thomas 69%
Patricia Ticer 56%
Malfourd Trumbo 92%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 47%
Mitchell Van Yahres 57%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 100%
Stanley Clay Walker 87%
William Wampler, Jr. 81%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 88%
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 94%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 65%
Glenn Weatherholtz 87%
Mary Margaret Whipple 56%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 87%
Donald Williams 64%
Martin Williams 93%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 60%
Jane Haycock Woods 94%

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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