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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Kentucky AFL-CIO

1996 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
KY State House 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. Democratic 81%
KY State House 18 Dwight Butler Republican 49%
KY State House 20 Jody Richards Democratic 76%
KY State House 25 Jimmie Lee Democratic 66%
KY State House 30 Thomas Burch Democratic 97%
KY State House 31 Steven Riggs Democratic 97%
KY State House 34 Mary Marzian Democratic 97%
KY State House 35 Jim Wayne Democratic 100%
KY State House 38 Denver Butler Democratic 97%
KY State House 39 Bob Damron Democratic 55%
KY State House 40 Dennis Horlander Democratic 91%
KY State House 41 Tom Riner Democratic 97%
KY State House 44 Joni Jenkins Democratic 100%
KY State House 46 Larry Clark Democratic 100%
KY State House 48 Bob DeWeese Republican 48%
KY State House 64 Thomas Kerr Republican 63%
KY State House 65 Arnold Simpson Democratic 97%
KY State House 71 John Stacy Democratic 91%
KY State House 76 Ruth Palumbo Democratic 77%
KY State House 77 Jesse Crenshaw Democratic 97%
KY State House 95 Gregory Stumbo Democratic 100%
KY State House 97 Hubert Collins Democratic 94%
KY State House 99 Rocky Adkins Democratic 100%
KY State Senate 2 Bob Leeper Independent 100%
KY State Senate 21 Albert Robinson Republican 34%
KY State Senate 22 Tom Buford Republican 92%
KY State Senate 24 Katie Stine Republican 36%
KY State Senate 26 Ernie Harris, Jr. Republican 30%
KY State Senate 27 Walter Blevins, Jr. Democratic 100%
KY State Senate 33 Gerald Neal Democratic 100%
KY State Senate 36 Julie Denton Republican 38%
KY State Senate 37 Perry Clark Democratic 97%
KY State Senate 38 Dan Seum Republican 100%
KY Public Service Commissioner Charles Borders Republican 67%
Royce Adams 95%
Willard Allen 24%
Adrian King Arnold 58%
John Arnold, Jr. 94%
Benny Ray Bailey 98%
Joseph Ballard 55%
Joseph Howard Barrows 94%
Sheldon Baugh 24%
David Boswell, Sr. 100%
James Edward Bruce 77%
James Callahan 94%
Lindy Casebier 91%
Stanton Cave 33%
Jack Coleman, Jr. 49%
Barbara White Colter 42%
Brian Crall 27%
Danny Ford 46%
Charles Geveden 83%
Gippy Graham 52%
J.R. Gray 97%
E. Porter Hatcher, Jr. 97%
Bob Heleringer 60%
Paul Herron, Jr. 78%
Eleanor Jordan 100%
David Karem 100%
Dan Kelly 39%
Gross Clay Lindsay 54%
David Marshall Long 39%
Paul Henry Marcotte 39%
Harry Moberly, Jr. 58%
Virgil Moore 74%
Lonnie Napier 66%
Fred Nesler 100%
Stephen Nunn 45%
Joey Pendleton 100%
Frank Rasche 55%
Jon David Reinhardt 72%
Richard Roeding 22%
Richard Sanders, Jr. 42%
Larry Saunders 100%
Ernesto Scorsone 97%
William Scott 48%
Tim Shaughnessy 98%
Charles Siler 64%
Roger Thomas 73%
Elizabeth Tori, Sr. 41%
Mark Treesh 42%
Charles Walton 33%
David Williams 16%
Pete Worthington 35%

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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