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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Tennessee National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 50
TN Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey Republican 100
TN State House 7 Matthew Hill Republican 80
TN State House 9 Michael Harrison Republican 83
TN State House 15 Joe Armstrong Democratic 67
TN State House 16 Bill Dunn Republican 100
TN State House 19 Harry Brooks Republican 80
TN State House 22 Eric Watson Republican 80
TN State House 26 Gerald McCormick Republican 100
TN State House 28 JoAnne Favors Democratic 60
TN State House 35 Dennis Roach Republican 80
TN State House 41 John Windle Democratic 50
TN State House 47 Judd Matheny Republican 83
TN State House 51 Michael Turner Democratic 67
TN State House 55 Gary Odom Democratic 67
TN State House 56 Beth Harwell Republican 83
TN State House 57 Susan Lynn Republican 83
TN State House 59 Sherry Jones Democratic 67
TN State House 61 Charles Sargent, Jr. Republican 83
TN State House 63 Glen Casada Republican 83
TN State House 68 Curtis Johnson Republican 83
TN State House 69 David Shepard Democratic 67
TN State House 72 Steve McDaniel Republican 83
TN State House 73 Jimmy Eldridge Republican 83
TN State House 74 John Tidwell Democratic 67
TN State House 80 Johnny Shaw Democratic 80
TN State House 82 Craig Fitzhugh Democratic 67
TN State House 84 Joe Towns, Jr. Democratic 40
TN State House 86 Barbara Cooper Democratic 60
TN State House 88 Larry Miller Democratic 67
TN State House 90 John Deberry, Jr. Democratic 67
TN State Senate 1 Steve Southerland Republican 100
TN State Senate 2 Doug Overbey Republican 100
TN State Senate 3 Rusty Crowe Republican 100
TN State Senate 4 Ron Ramsey Republican 100
TN State Senate 5 Randy McNally Republican 100
TN State Senate 7 Stacey Campfield Republican 80
TN State Senate 8 Frank Niceley Republican 67
TN State Senate 11 Bo Watson Republican 83
TN State Senate 13 Bill Ketron, Jr. Republican 100
TN State Senate 14 Jim Tracy Republican 100
TN State Senate 15 Charlotte Burks Democratic 80
TN State Senate 17 Mae Beavers Republican 80
TN State Senate 19 Thelma Harper Democratic 80
TN State Senate 21 Douglas Henry Democratic 100
TN State Senate 26 Dolores Gresham Republican 83
TN State Senate 28 Joey Hensley Republican 83
TN State Senate 30 James Kyle, Jr. Democratic 60
TN State Senate 31 Brian Kelsey Republican 50
TN State Senate 32 Mark Norris Republican 100
TN Mayor At-Large Kim McMillan Democratic 67
TN County Mayor At-Large William Baird Republican 100
TN County Mayor At-Large Tim Burchett 100
TN Commissioner 2 Henri Brooks 33
Stratton Bone, Jr. 67
Willie Borchert 67
Kathryn Bowers 80
Rob Briley 67
Tommie Brown 60
James Bryson 100
Dewayne Bunch 80
J. Christopher Clem 67
Curt Cobb 83
Jerome Cochran 67
Kent Coleman 67
Jerry Cooper 80
Chris Crider 67
Ward Crutchfield 80
Charles Curtiss 83
Eugene Davidson 67
David Davis 80
Lois Deberry 67
Tom DuBois, Jr. 80
Dennis Ferguson 67
Raymond Finney 100
David Fowler 100
Joe Fowlkes 67
George Fraley 67
Steve Godsey 80
Jim Hackworth 67
Jere Hargrove 50
Bill Harmon 67
Joe Haynes 80
Roy Herron 80
John Hood 67
Doug Jackson 60
Phillip Johnson 83
Russell Johnson 100
Ulysses Jones, Jr. 67
Mike Kernell 33
Tommy Kilby 60
Rosalind Kurita 60
Edith Taylor Langster 67
John Litz 67
Mark Maddox 67
Debra Maggart 67
Beverly Marrero 50
Joe McCord 83
Michael McDonald 67
Bob McKee 100
Don McLeary 100
Richard Montgomery 83
Gary Moore, Sr. 67
Jason Mumpower 100
James Naifeh 67
Curtis S. Person, Jr. 100
Phillip Pinion 67
William Clyde Pleasant 67
Mary Pruitt 67
Randy Rinks 83
Gary Rowe 67
Donna Rowland 80
Janis Sontany 67
Paul Stanley 60
Park Strader 83
Eric Swafford 100
Harry Tindell 67
Larry Turner 67
Nathan Vaughn 67
Ben West, Jr. 67
John Wilder 100
Michael Williams 100
Jamie Woodson 100
Eddie Yokley 67

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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