Rating Group: Advance America

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office Name Party Rating
IN U.S. House-2 Jackie Walorski R 100%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 100%
IN State House-1 Linda Lawson D 14%
IN State House-3 Charlie Brown D 0%
IN State House-4 Edmond Soliday R 100%
IN State House-6 Pat Bauer D 0%
IN State House-7 David Niezgodski D 14%
IN State House-8 Ryan Dvorak D 43%
IN State House-9 Scott Pelath D 43%
IN State House-10 Charles Moseley D 14%
IN State House-14 Vernon Smith D 0%
IN State House-16 Douglas Gutwein R 86%
IN State House-18 David Wolkins R 88%
IN State House-20 Tom Dermody R 86%
IN State House-23 William Friend R 83%
IN State House-25 Donald Lehe R 71%
IN State House-26 Randy Truitt R 86%
IN State House-27 Sheila Klinker D 29%
IN State House-28 Jeffrey Thompson R 86%
IN State House-29 Kathy Richardson R 100%
IN State House-34 Sue Errington D 0%
IN State House-36 Terri Austin D 0%
IN State House-39 Gerald Torr R 86%
IN State House-40 Gregory Steuerwald R 100%
IN State House-41 Timothy Brown R 100%
IN State House-43 Clyde Kersey D 14%
IN State House-45 Bruce Borders R 100%
IN State House-49 Wes Culver R 100%
IN State House-50 Daniel Leonard R 100%
IN State House-53 Bob Cherry R 86%
IN State House-54 Thomas Saunders R 83%
IN State House-57 Sean Eberhart R 71%
IN State House-58 Charles Burton R 100%
IN State House-59 Milo Smith R 100%
IN State House-61 Matt Pierce D 14%
IN State House-65 Eric Koch R 100%
IN State House-66 Terry Goodin D 20%
IN State House-67 Randy Frye R 0%
IN State House-71 Steven Stemler D 71%
IN State House-72 Edward Clere R 100%
IN State House-77 Gail Riecken D 33%
IN State House-79 Matt Lehman R 100%
IN State House-80 Phil GiaQuinta D 14%
IN State House-86 Edward DeLaney D 0%
IN State House-88 Brian Bosma R 100%
IN State House-91 Robert Behning R 100%
IN State House-93 David Frizzell R 86%
IN State House-94 Cherrish Pryor D 0%
IN State House-95 John Bartlett D 0%
IN State House-96 Gregory Porter D 0%
IN State House-99 Vanessa Summers D 0%
IN State Senate-1 Frank Mrvan, Jr. D 80%
IN State Senate-2 Lonnie Randolph D 20%
IN State Senate-3 Earline Rogers D 0%
IN State Senate-4 Karen Tallian D 0%
IN State Senate-5 Ed Charbonneau R 100%
IN State Senate-7 Brandt Hershman R 100%
IN State Senate-8 Jim Arnold D 60%
IN State Senate-9 Ryan Mishler R 100%
IN State Senate-10 John Broden D 60%
IN State Senate-11 Joseph Zakas R 100%
IN State Senate-12 Carlin Yoder R 100%
IN State Senate-14 Dennis Kruse R 100%
IN State Senate-16 David Long R 100%
IN State Senate-18 Randy Head R 100%
IN State Senate-19 Travis Holdman R 100%
IN State Senate-20 Howard Kenley R 100%
IN State Senate-21 James Buck R 100%
IN State Senate-22 Ron Alting R 100%
IN State Senate-23 Phil Boots R 80%
IN State Senate-25 Tim Lanane D 20%
IN State Senate-29 Mike Delph R 100%
IN State Senate-30 Scott Schneider R 100%
IN State Senate-31 Jim Merritt, Jr. R 100%
IN State Senate-32 Patricia Miller R 100%
IN State Senate-33 Greg Taylor D 40%
IN State Senate-34 Jean Breaux D 0%
IN State Senate-35 Michael Young R 100%
IN State Senate-36 Brent Waltz R 100%
IN State Senate-41 Greg Walker R 100%
IN State Senate-42 Jean Leising R 100%
IN State Senate-44 Brent Steele R 100%
IN State Senate-48 Mark Messmer R 86%
IN State Senate-50 Vaneta Becker R 60%
IN Secretary of State Connie Lawson R 100%
IN Auditor Suzanne Crouch R 100%
IN Mayor-At-Large Dennis Tyler D 14%
Dennis Avery 43%
Jeb Bardon 25%
John Barnes 17%
Kreg Battles 71%
Matthew Bell 86%
Robert Bischoff 50%
Sandra Blanton 17%
Randy Borror 100%
Richard Bray 100%
Mara Candelaria Reardon 14%
David Cheatham 57%
Jacqueline Clements 86%
William Crawford 0%
Bill Davis 100%
John Day 17%
Bob Deig 80%
Nancy Dembowski 14%
Gary Dillon 100%
Chester Dobis 29%
Richard Dodge 86%
Cleo Duncan 67%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
Ralph Foley 86%
Beverly Gard 100%
Dale Grubb 29%
Earl Harris 0%
Ron Herrell 43%
Phillip Hinkle 100%
Lindel Hume 60%
Tom Knollman 100%
Sue Landske 100%
James Lewis, Jr. 60%
L. Jack Lutz 71%
Richard McClain 67%
Nancy Michael 29%
Winfield Moses, Jr. 40%
Michael Murphy 86%
Timothy Neese 100%
Cindy Noe 100%
Johnny Nugent 100%
Dennie Oxley II 33%
Allen Paul 100%
Joseph Pearson 43%
Phillip Pflum 14%
Phyllis Pond 100%
Scott Reske 14%
Paul Robertson 57%
William Ruppel 86%
Vi Simpson 0%
Connie Weigleb Sipes 40%
Timothy Skinner 20%
Dan Stevenson, Sr. 14%
Russell Stilwell 14%
Mary Ann Sullivan 0%
Vern Tincher 29%
P. Eric Turner 100%
Shelli VanDenburgh 0%
William Van Haaften 57%
John Waterman 100%
Peggy Welch 57%
Thomas Wyss 100%
David Yarde II 100%
Richard Young, Jr. 60%

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