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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Tennessee National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 67%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 67%
TN Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey Republican 100%
TN State House 15 Joe Armstrong Democratic 33%
TN State House 16 Bill Dunn Republican 100%
TN State House 41 John Windle Democratic 67%
TN State House 59 Sherry Jones Democratic 50%
TN State House 61 Charles Sargent, Jr. Republican 67%
TN State House 72 Steve McDaniel Republican 67%
TN State House 82 Craig Fitzhugh Democratic 67%
TN State House 84 Joe Towns, Jr. Democratic 33%
TN State House 86 Barbara Cooper Democratic 33%
TN State House 88 Larry Miller Democratic 33%
TN State House 90 John DeBerry, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN State House 95 Curry Todd Republican 50%
TN State Senate 3 Rusty Crowe Republican 67%
TN State Senate 4 Ron Ramsey Republican 100%
TN State Senate 5 Randy McNally Republican 100%
TN State Senate 17 Mae Beavers Republican 100%
TN State Senate 19 Thelma Harper Democratic 33%
TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett Republican 0%
TN Mayor At-Large Kim McMillan 33%
TN County Mayor At-Large Tim Burchett 100%
John Arriola 33%
Ben Atchley 100%
William Baird 100%
Harley Earnest Bittle 67%
Stratton Bone, Jr. 33%
Kathryn Bowers 33%
James Boyer 67%
Rob Briley 33%
Henri Brooks 33%
Tommie Brown 33%
Frank Buck 67%
Dewayne Bunch 100%
Charlotte Burks 67%
Steven Buttry 100%
Marvin Gene Caldwell 67%
Robert Carter 67%
Carolyn Jean Chumney 33%
William Clabough 67%
Ronnie Cole 50%
William Ralph Cole 50%
Jerry Cooper 33%
Ward Crutchfield 33%
Charles Curtiss 33%
Eugene Davidson 67%
David Davis 100%
Lincoln Davis 33%
Ronnie Davis 33%
Lois Deberry 33%
Roscoe Dixon 33%
Mary Ann Eckles 67%
Gene Elsea 100%
Dennis Ferguson 67%
John Ford 33%
Stancil Ford 33%
David Fowler 100%
Joe Fowlkes 33%
George Fraley 33%
Tim Garrett 33%
Larry Givens 33%
Steve Godsey 100%
Mark Goins 67%
Jo Ann Graves 33%
Douglas Gunnels 67%
Jere Hargrove 33%
Joyce Barnett Hassell 67%
Tommy Haun 100%
Joe Haynes 33%
Tommy Head 33%
Douglas Henry 100%
Roy Herron 33%
John Hood 67%
Doug Jackson 50%
Ulysses Jones, Jr. 50%
Joe Kent 50%
Mike Kernell 33%
Howard Kerr 100%
Matthew Kisber 33%
Rosalind Kurita 33%
James Kyle, Jr. 33%
Edith Taylor Langster 33%
Tom Leatherwood 100%
Doyle Lewis, Jr. 67%
Mark Maddox 33%
Joe McCord 100%
Michael McDonald 50%
Bob McKee 67%
Jeff Miller 100%
Richard Montgomery 67%
Jason Mumpower 100%
James Naifeh 33%
J. Chris Newton 67%
Gary Odom 33%
Robert Patton 33%
Curtis S. Person, Jr. 67%
Paul Phelan 0%
Clarence Phillips 50%
Phillip Pinion 67%
William Clyde Pleasant 33%
Mary Pruitt 33%
Shelby Rhinehart 50%
L. Don Ridgeway 67%
Randy Rinks 33%
Dennis Roach 67%
C. Robb Robinson 67%
Bobby Sands 33%
Larry Scroggs 67%
Janice Springer 33%
Arnold Stulce 100%
John Tidwell 67%
Harry Tindell 33%
Brenda Kaye Turner 33%
Raymond Walker 67%
Page Walley 50%
Ben West, Jr. 33%
B. Keith Westmoreland 67%
John White 33%
Zane Whitson, Jr. 33%
John Wilder 50%
Larry Williams 33%
Michael Williams 100%
Les Winningham 33%
Andy Womack 33%
Bobby Wood 67%
Jamie Woodson 100%

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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