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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia National Federation of Independent Business

1998-1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 100%
L. Bryant, Jr. 100%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
Eric Cantor 100%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
Jo Ann Davis 100%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 100%
Thelma Drake 100%
Allen Wayne Dudley 100%
Phillip Hamilton 100%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 100%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Charles Hawkins 100%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 100%
Stephen Martin 100%
Roger John McClure 100%
Bob McDonnell 100%
Kevin Grey Miller 100%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
James O'Brien, Jr. 100%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 100%
Bob Purkey 100%
Beverly Sherwood 100%
Walter Stosch 100%
Malfourd Trumbo 100%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 100%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
Martin Williams 100%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 86%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 86%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 86%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 86%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 86%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 86%
Joe May 86%
Michéle McQuigg 86%
John Spence Reid 86%
John Adams Rollison III 86%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 86%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 86%
Robert Tata 86%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 86%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 86%
Warren Barry 83%
Bill Bolling 83%
John Chichester 83%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
Richard Joyner Holland 83%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 83%
Henry Marsh III 83%
Madison Ellis Marye 83%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 83%
Frederick Quayle 83%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 83%
Edward Schrock 83%
Kenneth Stolle 83%
Glenn Weatherholtz 83%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 80%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 80%
Harry Blevins 71%
Robert Bloxom 71%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 71%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 71%
Lacey Putney 71%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 67%
Emily Couric 67%
W. Henry Maxwell 67%
Harry Parrish 67%
Harry Potts, Jr. 67%
William Reynolds 67%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 67%
Patricia Ticer 67%
William Wampler, Jr. 67%
John Watkins 67%
Mary Margaret Whipple 67%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 57%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 57%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 57%
Harvey Morgan 57%
James Shuler 57%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 50%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 50%
Edd Houck 50%
Yvonne Miller 50%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 50%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 43%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 40%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 33%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 33%
Alfred Victor Thomas 33%
Ward Armstrong 29%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 29%
Flora Davis Crittenden 29%
Barnie Day 29%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 29%
George Wallace Grayson 29%
Franklin Hall 29%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 29%
Johnny Joannou 29%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 29%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 29%
Jerrauld Jones 29%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 29%
Brian Moran 29%
Clarence Phillips 29%
Jackie Thomas Stump 29%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 29%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 29%
Donald Williams 29%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 29%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 20%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 20%
James Frederick Almand 14%
William Barlow 14%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 14%
Robert Brink 14%
Mary Taylor Christian 14%
Charles Cranwell 14%
L. Karen Darner 14%
Robert Hull 14%
Kenneth Melvin 14%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 14%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 14%
Mitchell Van Yahres 14%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 0%

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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