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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO State House 16 Larry Liston Republican 88%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 22%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 100%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 89%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 22%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 27%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 91%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 22%
Bob Bacon 18%
David Balmer 89%
Debbie Benefield 22%
William Berens 67%
Alice Borodkin 33%
Bernie Buescher 44%
Dorothy Butcher 33%
Bill Cadman 100%
Morgan Carroll 22%
Terrance Carroll 33%
Michael Cerbo 22%
Lauri Clapp 100%
Mark Alan Cloer 89%
Fran Coleman 33%
Bill Crane 89%
Kathleen Curry 33%
Richard Decker 89%
F. Jim Dyer 90%
Lewis Entz 100%
John Evans 91%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 18%
K. Jerry Frangas 22%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 22%
Michael Garcia 22%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 30%
Gwyn Green 22%
Peter Groff 18%
Daniel Grossman 18%
Bob Hagedorn 18%
Dale Hall 100%
Ted Harvey 100%
Lynn Christian Hefley 100%
Mary Hodge 22%
Diane Hoppe 100%
James Isgar 27%
Ed Jones 91%
Joel Judd 11%
Maryanne Keller 18%
James Kerr 100%
Kenneth Kester 100%
Matthew Knoedler 75%
Mark Larson 89%
Gary Lindstrom 22%
Alice Madden 22%
Rosemary Marshall 22%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 67%
Michael May 100%
Ronny May 90%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 100%
Andrew McElhany 100%
Anne McGihon 11%
Wes McKinley 33%
Shawn Mitchell 90%
David Owen 91%
Angie Paccione 22%
Joshua Penry 89%
Tom Plant 11%
John Pommer 22%
Ann Ragsdale 22%
James Riesberg 33%
Andrew Romanoff 33%
Raymond Rose 100%
David Schultheis 100%
Brandon Shaffer 18%
Judy Solano 22%
John Soper 22%
Nancy Spence 100%
Debbie Stafford 86%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 89%
James Sullivan 89%
Stephanie Takis 18%
Abel Tapia 18%
Jack Taylor 100%
Ronald Teck 100%
Lois Tochtrop 27%
Ron Tupa 18%
Jennifer Veiga 27%
Valentin Vigil 22%
Paul Weissmann 22%
James Welker 100%
Albert White 63%
Tom Wiens 100%
Suzanne Williams 18%
Sue Windels 18%
Robert Witwer 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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