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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Kentucky AFL-CIO

1998 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
John Adams 69%
Royce Adams 85%
KY State House 99 Rocky Adkins Democratic 92%
Scott Alexander 88%
Willard Allen 62%
Hobart Anderson 88%
Adrian King Arnold 81%
John Arnold, Jr. 77%
Benny Ray Bailey, Sr. 89%
Joseph Ballard 65%
Joseph Howard Barrows 68%
Sheldon Baugh 70%
Walter Blevins, Jr. 100%
Charles Borders 81%
David Boswell, Sr. 94%
KY State House 29 Kevin Bratcher Republican 96%
James Edward Bruce 77%
KY State Senate 22 Tom Buford Republican 93%
KY State House 30 Thomas Burch Democratic 92%
KY State House 38 Denver Butler Democratic 100%
Dwight Butler 94%
James Callahan 85%
Lindy Casebier 85%
Stanton Cave 85%
KY State House 46 Larry Clark Democratic 92%
KY State Senate 37 Perry Clark Democratic 94%
Jack Coleman, Jr. 81%
KY State House 97 Hubert Collins Democratic 88%
Barbara White Colter 81%
Ricky Cox 85%
Brian Crall 77%
Jesse Crenshaw 88%
KY State House 33 Ron Crimm Republican 85%
Bob Damron 92%
Julie Denton 78%
KY State House 48 Bob DeWeese Republican 88%
Danny Ford 77%
Glenn Freeman 70%
Charles Geveden 88%
KY State House 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. Democratic 77%
Gippy Graham 85%
J.R. Gray 100%
KY State Senate 26 Ernie Harris, Jr. Republican 89%
E. Porter Hatcher, Jr. 92%
Joseph Haydon 85%
Bob Heleringer 85%
Paul Herron, Jr. 96%
Charles Hoffman 100%
KY State House 83 Jeff Hoover Republican 82%
KY State House 40 Dennis Horlander Democratic 77%
Robert Jackson 85%
KY State House 44 Joni Jenkins Democratic 100%
Susan Johns 92%
Gary Johnson 81%
Eleanor Jordan 82%
KY State Board of Education David Karem 100%
Dan Kelly 81%
KY State House 64 Thomas Kerr Republican 82%
Jimmie Lee 82%
Bob Leeper 89%
Gross Clay Lindsay 73%
David Marshall Long 85%
Paul Henry Marcotte 85%
KY State House 34 Mary Marzian Democratic 92%
Vernie McGaha 85%
KY State House 78 Thomas McKee Democratic 88%
KY State House 28 Charles Miller Democratic 92%
Harry Moberly, Jr. 88%
Virgil Moore 67%
Lonnie Napier 81%
KY State Senate 33 Gerald Neal Democratic 96%
Fred Nesler 88%
Stephen Nunn 80%
KY State House 76 Ruth Palumbo Democratic 88%
Joey Pendleton 96%
Donnie Polston 88%
KY State House 89 Marie Rader Republican 88%
Frank Rasche 77%
Christopher Ratliff 96%
Jon David Reinhardt 96%
KY State House 20 Jody Richards Democratic 88%
KY State House 31 Steven Riggs Democratic 85%
KY State House 41 Tom Riner Democratic 49%
KY State Senate 21 Albert Robinson Republican 81%
Richard Roeding 78%
Richard Sanders, Jr. 85%
Larry Saunders 96%
Ernesto Scorsone 100%
William Scott 88%
KY State Senate 38 Dan Seum Republican 96%
Tim Shaughnessy 96%
Charles Siler 96%
KY State House 65 Arnold Simpson Democratic 92%
Dottie Sims 77%
John Stacy 88%
Kathy Stein 88%
KY State House 86 Jim Stewart III Republican 92%
Katie Stine 92%
KY State Senate 25 Robert Stivers II Republican 85%
KY State House 95 Gregory Stumbo Democratic 96%
Roger Thomas 88%
Elizabeth Tori, Sr. 89%
Mark Treesh 81%
KY State House 85 Tommy Turner Republican 92%
John Vincent 92%
Charles Walton 85%
KY State House 35 Jim Wayne Democratic 88%
John Michael Weaver 88%
John Westwood 85%
Robert Wilkey 85%
David Williams 85%
Pete Worthington 69%
KY State House 15 Brent Yonts Democratic 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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