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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia National Federation of Independent Business

1996-1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 63%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 88%
James Frederick Almand 38%
Ward Armstrong 50%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 38%
William Barlow 88%
Warren Barry 75%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 100%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 63%
Robert Bloxom 86%
Bill Bolling 100%
L. Bryant, Jr. 88%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 75%
Eric Cantor 88%
John Chichester 88%
Mary Taylor Christian 38%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 71%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 75%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 100%
Emily Couric 50%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
Charles Cranwell 71%
Flora Davis Crittenden 63%
Glenn Croshaw 86%
L. Karen Darner 38%
Butch Davies III 75%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 25%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 50%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 88%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 75%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 63%
Thelma Drake 100%
Allen Wayne Dudley 88%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 50%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 38%
George Wallace Grayson 38%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 63%
Andy Guest, Jr. 100%
Franklin Hall 63%
Phillip Hamilton 100%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 100%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 88%
Charles Hawkins 100%
Richard Joyner Holland 88%
Edd Houck 75%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 75%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 100%
Robert Hull 38%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 88%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 50%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 63%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 50%
Jerrauld Jones 29%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 100%
Gladys Brown Keating 57%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 50%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 50%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 100%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 50%
Henry Marsh III 50%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 88%
Stephen Martin 88%
Madison Ellis Marye 63%
W. Henry Maxwell 63%
Joe May 88%
Roger John McClure 100%
Bob McDonnell 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 38%
Kenneth Melvin 38%
Kevin Grey Miller 100%
Yvonne Miller 38%
Brian Moran 63%
Harvey Morgan 88%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 38%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 88%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 100%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 100%
James O'Brien, Jr. 100%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 75%
Harry Parrish 71%
Clarence Phillips 50%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 38%
Harry Potts, Jr. 100%
Toddy Puller 38%
Bob Purkey 88%
Lacey Putney 75%
Frederick Quayle 100%
John Spence Reid 88%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 88%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 38%
John Adams Rollison III 100%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 63%
Edward Schrock 100%
James Scott 50%
Beverly Sherwood 100%
James Shuler 75%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 38%
Kenneth Stolle 100%
Walter Stosch 100%
Jackie Thomas Stump 38%
Robert Tata 75%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 38%
Alfred Victor Thomas 88%
Patricia Ticer 38%
Malfourd Trumbo 75%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 38%
Mitchell Van Yahres 38%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 75%
Stanley Clay Walker 75%
William Wampler, Jr. 88%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 86%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 63%
Glenn Weatherholtz 88%
Mary Margaret Whipple 75%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 100%
Martin Williams 100%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 50%
Jane Haycock Woods 75%

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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