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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island ACLU

2003-2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 100%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 89%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 69%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 46%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 50%
RI State House 18 Art Handy Democratic 92%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 50%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 58%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 46%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 43%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 42%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 43%
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 50%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 42%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 54%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 31%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 38%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 36%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 27%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 58%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 46%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 36%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 40%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 50%
Stephen Alves 46%
Joseph Amaral 54%
Rita Anderson 100%
Stephen Anderson 0%
Fausto Anguilla 54%
Richard Aubin 57%
Roger Badeau 45%
David Bates 42%
Melvoid Benson 71%
Leo Blais 33%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 55%
Kevin Breene 36%
Todd Brien 33%
Christine Callahan 40%
David Caprio 58%
Kenneth Carter 50%
John Celona 40%
Mary Cerra 46%
Elaine Coderre 46%
Daniel Connors 62%
Brian Coogan 40%
Steven Costantino 46%
Paul Crowley 42%
Michael Damiani 38%
Elizabeth Dennigan 58%
John DeSimone 50%
William Enos 50%
Joseph Faria 63%
Robert Flaherty 44%
Gordon Fox 50%
Raymond Gallison, Jr. 54%
Alfred Gemma 63%
Joanne Giannini 60%
June Gibbs 57%
Peter Ginaitt 50%
Nicholas Gorham 42%
John Harwood 0%
William Irons 40%
Daniel Issa 45%
Donald Lally, Jr. 54%
Norman Landroche, Jr. 64%
Beatrice Lanzi 43%
David Laroche 50%
J. Michael Lenihan 38%
Peter Lewiss 58%
Bruce Long 55%
Robert Lowe 36%
Jan Malik 50%
John McBurney III 36%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 67%
Matthew McHugh 54%
William McManus 64%
Rene Menard 50%
Victor Moffitt 64%
Joseph Montalbano 42%
Frank Montanaro 60%
Joseph Moran III 33%
Paul Moura 60%
Carol Mumford 54%
William Murphy 60%
Eileen Naughton 50%
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 54%
Peter Palumbo 100%
Mary Parella 62%
Rhoda Perry 92%
Peter Petrarca 62%
Juan Pichardo 85%
Joseph Polisena 36%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 40%
John Revens, Jr. 46%
Elizabeth Roberts 67%
Henry Rose 62%
William San Bento, Jr. 54%
John Savage 57%
Gregory Schadone 50%
Joseph Scott 60%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 45%
Paul Sherlock 20%
Thomas Slater 60%
Steven Smith 50%
Susan Story 57%
John Tassoni, Jr. 36%
Leon Tejada 67%
Joseph Trillo 46%
Joseph Voccola 50%
William Walaska 36%
Peter Wasylyk 55%
Robert Watson 44%
Timothy Williamson 43%

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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