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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 65%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 83%
James Frederick Almand 39%
Ward Armstrong 39%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 61%
William Barlow 38%
Warren Barry 85%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 39%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 80%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 52%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 83%
Harry Blevins 65%
Robert Bloxom 76%
Bill Bolling 89%
Robert Brink 38%
L. Bryant, Jr. 88%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 90%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 52%
Eric Cantor 92%
John Chichester 81%
Mary Taylor Christian 30%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 59%
VA State Senate 29 Charles Colgan, Sr. Democratic 76%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 62%
Emily Couric 55%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 86%
Charles Cranwell 44%
Flora Davis Crittenden 55%
Glenn Croshaw 55%
L. Karen Darner 32%
Butch Davies III 60%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Barnie Day 57%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 53%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 50%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 85%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 55%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 64%
James Hardy Dillard II 59%
Thelma Drake 76%
Allen Wayne Dudley 83%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 48%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 83%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 44%
George Wallace Grayson 45%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 77%
Andy Guest, Jr. 76%
Franklin Hall 46%
Phillip Hamilton 82%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 89%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 60%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 87%
Charles Hawkins 89%
Richard Joyner Holland 71%
Edd Houck 58%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 70%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 78%
Robert Hull 57%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 79%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 50%
VA State House 79 Johnny Joannou Democratic 33%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 42%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones Democratic 50%
Jerrauld Corey Jones 32%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 74%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 86%
Gladys Brown Keating 41%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 63%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 67%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 70%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 71%
Henry Marsh III 67%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 61%
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 89%
Madison Ellis Marye 74%
W. Henry Maxwell 69%
Joe May 82%
Roger John McClure 87%
Bob McDonnell 81%
VA State Senate 9 Aston McEachin Democratic 54%
Michéle McQuigg 67%
Kenneth Melvin 26%
Kevin Grey Miller 76%
Yvonne Miller 40%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 79%
Brian Moran 42%
Harvey Morgan 70%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 38%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 47%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 94%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 90%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 92%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 70%
Harry Parrish 65%
Clarence Phillips 36%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 39%
Harry Potts, Jr. 67%
Phillip Puckett 74%
VA State Senate 36 Toddy Puller Democratic 50%
Bob Purkey 81%
Lacey Putney 76%
Frederick Quayle 84%
John Spence Reid 84%
William Reynolds 60%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 63%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 32%
John Adams Rollison III 76%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 73%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 79%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 76%
Edward Schrock 82%
James Scott 60%
Beverly Sherwood 73%
James Shuler 52%
VA State House 77 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 45%
Kenneth Stolle 86%
VA State Senate 12 Walter Stosch Republican 86%
Jackie Thomas Stump 48%
Robert Tata 75%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 41%
Alfred Victor Thomas 42%
Patricia Ticer 68%
Malfourd Trumbo 95%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 36%
Mitchell Van Yahres 40%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 90%
Stanley Clay Walker 67%
William Wampler, Jr. 71%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 75%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 81%
VA State Senate 10 John Watkins Republican 79%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 42%
Glenn Weatherholtz 75%
Mary Margaret Whipple 58%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 80%
Donald Williams 48%
Martin Williams 88%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 52%
Jane Haycock Woods 83%

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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