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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Business & Industry Political Education Committee

1996-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 71%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 66%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 49%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 30%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 54%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 34%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 74%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 27%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 23%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 39%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 73%
MS State House 62 Tom Weathersby, Sr. Republican 72%
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 91%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 27%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 39%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 29%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 41%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 36%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 15%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 71%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 74%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 51%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 48%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 47%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 76%
MS State Senate 21 Barbara Blackmon Democratic 28%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 17%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 21%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 19%
MS State Senate 30 Dean Kirby Republican 88%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 81%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 33%
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 74%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 65%
Jim Crawley Barnett 71%
Lester Barnett, Jr. 91%
William Bowles 62%
Billy Broomfield 35%
Thomas Cameron III 89%
William Ward Canon 94%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 89%
Neely Carlton 39%
Robert Clark, Jr. 46%
Linda Coleman 35%
Mary Coleman 65%
Joseph Compretta 67%
Scottie Cuevas 36%
Ricky Cummings 43%
Lee Jarrell Davis 80%
Dirk Dedeaux 43%
George Dickerson 47%
Reecy Dickson 29%
Blaine Eaton II 48%
James Ellington 93%
Joe Ellzey 76%
James Evans 16%
Ronald David Farris 73%
George Flaggs, Jr. 57%
Timothy Alan Ford 87%
Mark Formby 91%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 42%
Frances Fredericks 36%
Herbert Frierson 65%
Vernon Delma Furniss 21%
Jack Gadd 57%
David Gibbs 48%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 57%
David Green 32%
Joe Grist, Jr. 39%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 80%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 85%
Frank Hamilton 81%
Alice Harden 18%
Clayton Henderson 50%
William Hewes III 85%
Tommy Horne 19%
Bobby Howell 88%
Robert Huddleston 38%
Joe Hudson 53%
Roger Ishee 71%
Michael Janus 82%
Wanda Jennings 74%
Tim Johnson 84%
Andrew Ketchings 91%
Ezell Lee 48%
Travis Little 87%
R.L. Livingston 27%
Bennett Malone 37%
Percy Maples 68%
James Markham, Jr. 69%
Rita Martinson 83%
Warner McBride 83%
William McCoy 64%
William Miles 73%
William Minor 89%
Thomas Mitchell 73%
Robert Moak 28%
T.O. Moffatt 82%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 91%
Robert Moody 75%
John Moore 87%
E. Harvey Moss 44%
Clem Mullins Nettles 49%
Alan Nunnelee 78%
Diane Peranich 39%
Lynn Posey 60%
John Raymond Reeves 67%
Thomas Robertson 83%
Valeria Brower Robertson 84%
Eric Robinson 69%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 35%
Charles Ross 87%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 77%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 93%
Eloise Hale Scott 64%
Bobby Shows 79%
James Simpson, Jr. 91%
Charles Smith 85%
Ferr Smith 30%
Robert Harold Smith 38%
Mary Stevens 72%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 74%
Johnny Stringer 66%
Bobby Taylor 65%
Billy Thames 51%
Jimmy Thornton 23%
Bennie Turner 35%
Tom Wallace 52%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 18%
Joseph Warren 64%
Carmen Wells-Smith 83%
Phillip West 58%
John Robert White 26%
Richard White 93%
Tommy Woods 92%
Charles Young, Sr. 53%

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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