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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texans for Lawsuit Reform

2003 Positions

Issues: Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 60%
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican 0%
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic 50%
MD State House 10 Adrienne Jones Democratic 67%
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic 100%
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic 67%
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 67%
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic 67%
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic 57%
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic 67%
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican 33%
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic 67%
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic 100%
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican 67%
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic 67%
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic 67%
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 67%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican 33%
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican 33%
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic 67%
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic 80%
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic 100%
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic 75%
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic 57%
MD Comptroller Peter Franchot Democratic 100%
MD Council Member 8 Obie Patterson Democratic 57%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 0%
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 100%
TX State House 5 Bryan Hughes Republican 100%
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican 100%
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic 0%
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican 100%
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican 100%
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic 0%
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic 0%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 0%
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic 0%
TX State House 49 Elliott Naishtat Democratic 0%
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodríguez Democratic 0%
TX State House 60 Jim Keffer Republican 100%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 100%
TX State House 62 Larry Phillips Republican 100%
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican 100%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 0%
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican 100%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 100%
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican 100%
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican 100%
TX State House 104 Roberto Alonzo Democratic 0%
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic 50%
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic 0%
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic 0%
TX State House 120 Ruth Jones McClendon Democratic 0%
TX State House 128 Wayne Smith Republican 100%
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican 100%
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican 100%
TX State House 139 Sylvester Turner Democratic 0%
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic 0%
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic 0%
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic 0%
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic 0%
TX State House 150 Debbie Riddle Republican 100%
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican 100%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 0%
TX State Senate 26 José Menéndez Democratic 0%
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 100%
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller Republican 100%
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 100%
Ray Allen 100%
Kevin Bailey 0%
Joseph Bartlett 43%
Todd Baxter 100%
Leo Berman 100%
John Bohanan, Jr. 67%
David Boschert 43%
Joseph Boteler III 50%
Charles Boutin 50%
Bennett Bozman 57%
Daniel Branch 100%
David Brinkley 75%
Gwendolyn Britt 80%
Betty Brown 100%
Fred Brown 100%
Lon Burnam 0%
Joan Cadden 67%
Bill Callegari 100%
Scott Campbell 100%
Jon Cardin 57%
Carter Casteel 100%
Norma Chávez 50%
Warren Chisum 100%
Galen Clagett 67%
Richard Colburn 60%
Norman Conway 67%
Robert Cook III 100%
Frank Corte, Jr. 100%
Bob Costa 50%
Joe Crabb 100%
Jean Cryor 57%
Clarence Davis 80%
John Davis 100%
Glenda Dawson 100%
Steven DeBoy, Sr. 67%
Dianne White Delisi 100%
George Della, Jr. 100%
Mary Denny 100%
John Donoghue 50%
Joe Driver 100%
Jim Dunnam 0%
Roy Dyson 67%
Al Edwards 0%
Craig Eiland 0%
Rob Eissler 100%
Donald Elliott 50%
D. Page Elmore 67%
Nathaniel Exum 100%
David Farabee 100%
Ismael Flores 100%
William Frank 50%
Pete Gallego 0%
Dan Gattis 100%
Terry Gilleland, Jr. 67%
Toby Goodman 100%
Marshall Toby Goodwin 67%
Tony Goolsby 100%
Michael Gordon 75%
Janet Hines Greenip 80%
Melony Griffith 67%
Bob Griggs 100%
Sharon Grosfeld 60%
Kent Grusendorf 100%
John Hafer 100%
Pat Haggerty 100%
Mike Hamilton 100%
Peggy Hamric 100%
Rick Hardcastle 100%
Linda Harper-Brown 100%
Will Ford Hartnett 100%
Henry Heller 50%
Harvey Hilderbran 100%
Fred Hill 100%
Scott Hochberg 0%
Terri Hodge 0%
Patrick John Hogan 75%
Paula Colodny Hollinger 80%
Mark Homer 100%
J. Robert Hooper 100%
Ruben Hope, Jr. 100%
Chuck Hopson 100%
Charlie Howard 100%
James Hubbard 100%
Bob Hunter 100%
Suzanna Gratia Hupp 100%
Carl Isett 100%
Mary-Dulany James 67%
Delwin Jones 100%
Jesse Jones 50%
Verna Jones-Rodwell 100%
Wade Kach 50%
Terry Keel 100%
William Keffer 100%
Allan Kittleman 80%
Rona Kramer 75%
Mike Krusee 100%
Edmund Kuempel 100%
P. Sue Kullen 100%
James Laney 0%
Gloria Gary Lawlah 0%
John Leopold 67%
Murray Levy 67%
Vilma Luna 0%
Jerry Madden 100%
Adrienne Mandel 100%
Salima Siler Marriott 67%
Brian McCall 100%
Robert McKee 29%
Jim McReynolds 50%
Thomas Merritt 100%
Joe Moreno 0%
Paul Moreno 0%
Anna Mowery 100%
Donald Munson 75%
Gareth Murray 100%
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. 60%
Doyle Niemann 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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