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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas Right to Life Committee

2001 Positions on Pro-Life Policy

Issues: Abortion
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican C+
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic D
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican C
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican C
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic D
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic D
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic D
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican B-
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic D
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic D
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican C+
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican C
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican C-
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic D
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic D
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican C+
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic D
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic D
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic D
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic D-
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic C+
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican C-
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic D
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic D
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic C-
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic B
TX State Senate 26 José Menéndez Democratic D
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic C+
TX Mayor At-Large Sylvester Turner Democratic D
TX Council Member 5 Ann Kitchen D-
TX Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court Eastern Ron Clark C+
TX Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court Western Robert Junell D
Clyde Alexander D
Ray Allen B-
Ken Armbrister B+
Kip Averitt C-
Kevin Bailey D
Gonzalo Barrientos C+
Leo Berman B-
David Bernsen C-
Teel Bivins C+
Fred Bosse D
Kenneth Brimer B-
Betty Brown B-/C+
J.E. Brown C+
Lon Burnam D
David Cain C+
Bill Callegari C
Jaime Capelo, Jr. D
John Carona D+
Bill Gene Carter D
Norma Chávez D
Warren Chisum C
Wayne Christian B-
Robert Cook III C-
Frank Corte, Jr. C+
David Counts D
Joe Crabb C+
Myra Crownover C+
Debra Danburg D-
John Davis C
Dianne White Delisi B-
Mary Denny B
Joe Driver C+
Robert Duncan C+
Jim Dunnam D
Al Edwards D+
Harryette Bushong Ehrhardt D-
Craig Eiland D
Daniel Ellis D
Rodney Ellis C+
David Farabee D
Ismael Flores D
Troy Fraser C+
Pete Gallego F
Mario Gallegos, Jr. C+
Domingo Garcia D
Kenn George C-
Bob Glaze D-
Toby Goodman C-
Tony Goolsby C-
Patricia Gray D
Rick Green B-
Kent Grusendorf C+
Roberto Gutierrez D
Pat Haggerty D+
Peggy Hamric C-
Rick Hardcastle C
Chris Harris C+
Will Ford Hartnett C+
Judy Hawley D+
Talmadge Heflin C+
Paul Hilbert D+
Harvey Hilderbran C-
Fred Hill B
Scott Hochberg D
Terri Hodge D
Mark Homer D
Ruben Hope, Jr. C
Chuck Hopson D
Charlie Howard B
Bob Hunter C+
Suzanna Gratia Hupp C
Carl Isett C+
Mike Jackson C+
Kyle Janek D+
Delwin Jones D+
Elizabeth Ames Jones C-
Jesse Jones D
Terry Keel C-
Jim Keffer C+
Mike Krusee C
Edmund Kuempel C
Glenn Lewis D
Ronald Lewis C-
Jon Lindsay C+
John Amos Longoria C-
Vilma Luna D
Jerry Madden C+
Frank Madla, Jr. C+
Trey Martinez Fischer D+
Glen Maxey D-
Brian McCall C-
Ruth Jones McClendon D
Jim McReynolds D
Thomas Merritt D+
Sid Miller C
Mike Moncrief C-
Joe Moreno D
Paul Moreno D
Anna Mowery C-
Elliott Naishtat D
Manny Najera D
Jane Gray Nelson B+
Joe Nixon C+
Rick Noriega D
Steve Ogden D+
Dora Olivo D+
Jim Pitts C-
Robert Puente D
Tom Ramsay D
Irma Rangel D
Arthur Reyna D
Elvira Reyna C+
Allan Ritter D
Paul Sadler D
Ignacio Salinas, Jr. D
Gene Seaman C+
Florence Shapiro C
Eliot Shapleigh C-
John Shields B-
David Sibley C+
Todd Smith C+
Jim Solís D
Burt Solomons C-
Todd Staples C+
David Swinford C+
Robert Talton C
Barry Telford D
Dale Bryan Tillery D
Carlos Truan C+
Vicki Truitt D+
Robert Turner D+
D. R. Uher D-
Leticia Van de Putte C+
Michael Villarreal D-
Gary Walker C-
Earl Wentworth C-
George West C
Tommy Williams C+
Ron Wilson D+
Miguel Wise D
Arlene Reid Wohlgemuth C+
Steven Wolens D
Beverly Woolley C-
Ken Yarbrough D
Zeb Zbranek D

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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