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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New Mexico Public Interest Research Group

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Danice Picraux 89%
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic 80%
Max Coll 80%
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic 80%
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic 80%
Dede Feldman 78%
James Madalena, Jr. 78%
NM State Senate 31 Joe Cervantes Democratic 70%
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic 70%
Ken Martinez 70%
Al Park 70%
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic 70%
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic 70%
John Paul Taylor 70%
Luciano Varela 70%
Richard Vigil 70%
Fred Luna 67%
Edward Sandoval 63%
Kandy Cordova 60%
Mary Helen Garcia 60%
John Heaton 60%
Dona Irwin 60%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 60%
Rick Miera 60%
Pauline Ponce 60%
Bengie Regensberg 60%
Raymond Ruiz 60%
Henry Saavedra 60%
Patsy Trujillo 60%
Mario Urioste 60%
Ray Begaye 56%
Mary Jane Garcia 56%
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic 56%
Manuel Herrera 56%
NM State Senate 16 Cisco McSorley Democratic 56%
Andy Nuñez 56%
NM State Senate 24 Nancy Rodriguez Democratic 56%
Joe Stell, Jr. 56%
Ron Godbey 50%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 50%
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic 50%
NM State Senate 8 Pete Campos Democratic 44%
Ramsay Gorham 44%
Timothy Jennings 44%
Bernadette Sanchez 44%
Daniel Silva 44%
Helen Diane Snyder 44%
Donald Whitaker 44%
Sue Wilson Beffort 44%
Roman Maes III 43%
Leonard Tsosie 43%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 40%
Donald Bratton 40%
William Fuller 40%
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican 40%
James Taylor 40%
Jeannette Wallace 40%
Avon Wilson 40%
Cynthia Nava 38%
Rod Adair 33%
Manny Aragon 33%
Shirley Bailey 33%
NM State Senate 6 Carlos Cisneros Democratic 33%
Dianna Duran 33%
Joseph Fidel 33%
Pauline Gubbels 33%
Allen Hurt 33%
NM State Senate 27 Stuart Ingle Republican 33%
Don Kidd 33%
Rhonda Sue King 33%
Steve Komadina 33%
NM State Senate 5 Richard Martinez Democratic 33%
NM State Senate 38 Mary Papen Democratic 33%
NM State Senate 20 William Payne Republican 33%
Lidio Rainaldi 33%
Leonard Lee Rawson 33%
Earlene Roberts 33%
Richard Romero 33%
Michael Sanchez 33%
NM State Senate 1 William Sharer Republican 33%
NM State Senate 35 John Smith Democratic 33%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 33%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 33%
William Boykin 30%
George Duval Buffett 30%
Dianne Hamilton 30%
Terry Marquardt 30%
Brian Moore 30%
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican 30%
Thomas Taylor 30%
Walter Williams 30%
Joseph Carraro 29%
NM State Senate 3 John Pinto Democratic 29%
Phil Griego 25%
NM State Senate 41 Carroll Leavell Republican 25%
Patrick Lyons 25%
Mark Boitano 22%
Robert Burpo 22%
Kent Cravens 22%
Anna Crook 22%
Don Tripp 22%
George Hanosh 20%
Ted Hobbs 20%
Joseph Mohorovic 20%
Sandra Townsend 20%
Gloria Vaughn 20%
Ben Altamirano 11%
Shannon Robinson 11%
Daniel Foley 10%
Joseph Thompson 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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