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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Tennessee National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 100%
TN Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey Republican 100%
TN State House 2 Tony Shipley Republican 100%
TN State House 4 Kent Williams Carter County Republican 50%
TN State House 5 David Hawk Republican 100%
TN State House 7 Matthew Hill Republican 100%
TN State House 9 Michael Harrison Republican 100%
TN State House 14 Ryan Haynes Republican 100%
TN State House 15 Joe Armstrong Democratic 60%
TN State House 16 Bill Dunn Republican 83%
TN State House 19 Harry Brooks Republican 100%
TN State House 20 Robert Ramsey Republican 100%
TN State House 21 Jimmy Matlock Republican 100%
TN State House 22 Eric Watson Republican 80%
TN State House 24 Kevin Brooks Republican 100%
TN State House 26 Gerald McCormick Republican 100%
TN State House 27 Richard Floyd Republican 100%
TN State House 28 JoAnne Favors Democratic 67%
TN State House 30 Vince Dean Republican 100%
TN State House 35 Dennis Roach Republican 100%
TN State House 40 Terri Lynn Weaver Republican 67%
TN State House 47 Judd Matheny Republican 100%
TN State House 48 Joe Carr Republican 100%
TN State House 51 Michael Turner Democratic 67%
TN State House 52 Mike Stewart Democratic 67%
TN State House 54 Brenda Gilmore Democratic 80%
TN State House 55 Gary Odom Democratic 100%
TN State House 56 Beth Harwell Republican 100%
TN State House 57 Susan Lynn Republican 80%
TN State House 59 Sherry Jones Democratic 83%
TN State House 61 Charles Sargent, Jr. Republican 100%
TN State House 63 Glen Casada Republican 100%
TN State House 66 Joshua Evans Republican 100%
TN State House 67 Joe Pitts Democratic 100%
TN State House 68 Curtis Johnson Republican 83%
TN State House 69 David Shepard Democratic 83%
TN State House 71 Vance Dennis Republican 83%
TN State House 72 Steve McDaniel Republican 100%
TN State House 73 Jimmy Eldridge Republican 100%
TN State House 74 John Tidwell Democratic 83%
TN State House 79 Curtis Halford Republican 100%
TN State House 80 Johnny Shaw Democratic 83%
TN State House 82 Craig Fitzhugh Democratic 80%
TN State House 84 Joe Towns, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN State House 86 Barbara Cooper Democratic 80%
TN State House 87 Karen Camper Democratic 60%
TN State House 90 John DeBerry, Jr. Democratic 80%
TN State House 93 G.A. Hardaway, Sr. Democratic 50%
TN State House 95 Curry Todd Republican 100%
TN State House 96 Stephen McManus Republican 100%
TN State House 99 Ron Lollar Republican 100%
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 67%
TN State Senate 8 Frank Niceley Republican 67%
TN State Senate 9 Mike Bell Republican 100%
TN State Senate 11 Bo Watson Republican 100%
TN State Senate 12 Ken Yager Republican 100%
TN State Senate 13 Bill Ketron, Jr. Republican 100%
TN State Senate 14 Jim Tracy Republican 100%
TN State Senate 15 Charlotte Burks Democratic 83%
TN State Senate 17 Mae Beavers Republican 100%
TN State Senate 19 Thelma Harper Democratic 67%
TN State Senate 23 Jack Johnson Republican 100%
TN State Senate 26 Dolores Gresham Republican 100%
TN State Senate 27 Lowe Finney Democratic 100%
TN State Senate 28 Joey Hensley Republican 83%
TN State Senate 29 Ophelia Ford Democratic 60%
TN State Senate 30 James Kyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
TN State Senate 31 Brian Kelsey Republican 100%
TN State Senate 32 Mark Norris Republican 100%
TN State Senate 33 Reginald Tate Democratic 67%
TN Mayor Andy Berke Democratic 80%
TN County Mayor At-Large Tim Burchett 100%
Judy Barker 100%
Tim Barnes 83%
Eddie Bass 67%
Stratton Bone, Jr. 67%
Willie Borchert 67%
Tommie Brown 83%
Dewayne Bunch 100%
Jim Cobb 83%
Ty Cobb 83%
Kent Coleman 67%
Charles Curtiss 83%
Lois Deberry 67%
Mike Faulk 100%
Chad Faulkner 80%
Dennis Ferguson 80%
Henry Fincher 67%
Dale Ford 67%
George Fraley 83%
Jim Hackworth 80%
Bill Harmon 83%
Joe Haynes 100%
Doug Jackson 67%
Phillip Johnson 100%
Ulysses Jones, Jr. 80%
Mike Kernell 100%
John Litz 67%
Mark Maddox 83%
Debra Maggart 100%
Beverly Marrero 50%
Joe McCord 67%
Michael McDonald 100%
Richard Montgomery 100%
Gary Moore, Sr. 83%
Jason Mumpower 100%
James Naifeh 67%
Mary Pruitt 100%
Jeanne Richardson 100%
Donna Rowland 83%
Janis Sontany 83%
Eric Stewart 80%
Eric Swafford 83%
Harry Tindell 100%
Les Winningham 67%
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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