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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 31%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 31%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 27%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 85%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 46%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 42%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 38%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 38%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 57%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 60%
NM State Senate 11 Linda Lopez Democratic 38%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 38%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 38%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 88%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 57%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 78%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 63%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 67%
Jose Reynato Abeyta 33%
Rod Adair 89%
Ben Altamirano 57%
Manny Aragon 33%
Ray Begaye 33%
E. G. Blanton 92%
Mark Boitano 100%
George Duval Buffett 85%
Robert Burpo 85%
Joseph Carraro 100%
Joe Nestor Chavez 50%
Max Coll 25%
Anna Crook 100%
Dara Dana 92%
William Davis 100%
Dianna Duran 86%
Pauline Eisenstadt 71%
Dede Feldman 42%
Joseph Fidel 42%
Daniel Foley 92%
Mary Helen Garcia 38%
Mary Jane Garcia 55%
Ron Godbey 73%
Ramsay Gorham 100%
Phil Griego 44%
Pauline Gubbels 83%
Dianne Hamilton 83%
George Hanosh 42%
Arthur Hawkins 92%
John Heaton 42%
Manuel Herrera 38%
Ted Hobbs 91%
Gloria Howes 50%
Dona Irwin 45%
Timothy Jennings 55%
Don Kidd 86%
Rhonda Sue King 58%
Jon Kissner 83%
Raymond Kysar, Jr. 88%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 31%
Lisa Lutz 100%
Patrick Lyons 89%
Fernando Macias 43%
Timothy Macko 100%
James Madalena, Jr. 50%
Roman Maes III 57%
Bobbie Mallory 92%
Phillip Maloof 50%
Terry Marquardt 92%
Ken Martinez 31%
Billy McKibben 67%
Rick Miera 38%
Joseph Mohorovic 92%
Cynthia Nava 38%
David Parsons 92%
Robert David Pederson 33%
Danice Picraux 36%
Leonard Lee Rawson 88%
Benjamin Rios 31%
Earlene Roberts 100%
Shannon Robinson 50%
Arthur Rodarte 50%
Richard Romero 55%
Henry Saavedra 46%
Michael Sanchez 50%
Raymond Sanchez 33%
Jerry Sandel 62%
Edward Sandoval 38%
Daniel Silva 46%
Joe Stell, Jr. 58%
R. L. Stockard 50%
James Taylor 50%
John Paul Taylor 38%
Thomas Taylor 85%
Joseph Thompson 92%
Sandra Townsend 83%
Don Tripp 92%
Patsy Trujillo 33%
Leonard Tsosie 60%
Mario Urioste 31%
Luciano Varela 38%
Gloria Vaughn 85%
L. Skip Vernon 100%
P. Dave Vickers 85%
Richard Vigil 38%
Jeannette Wallace 85%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 40%
Donald Whitaker 67%
Walter Williams 85%
Sue Wilson Beffort 100%
Delores Wright 78%

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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