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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
RI State House 1 Edith Ajello Democratic 78%
RI State House 9 Anastasia Williams Democratic 88%
RI State House 12 Joseph Almeida, Jr. Democratic 71%
RI State House 14 Charlene Lima Democratic 83%
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 86%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 86%
RI State House 38 Brian Kennedy Democratic 90%
RI State House 53 Thomas Winfield Democratic 89%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 1 Maryellen Goodwin Democratic 80%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 80%
RI State Senate 10 Walter Felag, Jr. Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 14 Daniel Da Ponte Democratic 88%
RI State Senate 20 Roger Picard Democratic 100%
RI State Senate 23 Paul Fogarty Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 27 Hanna Gallo Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 29 Michael McCaffrey Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 33 Leonidas Raptakis Democratic 100%
RI State Senate 36 James Sheehan Democratic 89%
RI State Senate 37 V. Susan Sosnowski Democratic 90%
RI State Senate 38 Dennis Algiere Republican 90%
RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin Democratic 83%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 89%
Stephen Alves 90%
Joseph Amaral 75%
Stephen Anderson 86%
Fausto Anguilla 89%
Roger Badeau 100%
David Bates 100%
Melvoid Benson 100%
Leo Blais 88%
Maxine Bradford Shavers 90%
Kevin Breene 90%
Todd Brien 88%
Christine Callahan 88%
David Caprio 56%
Kenneth Carter 80%
John Celona 90%
Mary Cerra 86%
Elaine Coderre 90%
Daniel Connors 78%
Brian Coogan 83%
Steven Costantino 80%
Paul Crowley 86%
Michael Damiani 89%
Elizabeth Dennigan 90%
John DeSimone 86%
William Enos 100%
Joseph Faria 88%
Robert Flaherty 89%
Gordon Fox 78%
Raymond Gallison, Jr. 89%
Joanne Giannini 88%
June Gibbs 89%
Peter Ginaitt 80%
Nicholas Gorham 63%
John Harwood 89%
William Irons 90%
Daniel Issa 90%
Donald Lally, Jr. 88%
Beatrice Lanzi 90%
J. Michael Lenihan 89%
Peter Lewiss 80%
Bruce Long 83%
Robert Lowe 89%
Jan Malik 89%
John McBurney III 88%
John Joseph McCauley, Jr. 80%
Rene Menard 90%
Joseph Montalbano 90%
Frank Montanaro 88%
Joseph Moran III 90%
Paul Moura 78%
Carol Mumford 67%
William Murphy 83%
Eileen Naughton 89%
M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 89%
Mary Parella 90%
Rhoda Perry 78%
Joseph Polisena 90%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 90%
John Revens, Jr. 89%
Elizabeth Roberts 100%
Henry Rose 90%
William San Bento, Jr. 100%
John Savage 90%
Gregory Schadone 90%
Joseph Scott 25%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 89%
Paul Sherlock 67%
Thomas Slater 75%
Steven Smith 75%
Susan Story 89%
John Tassoni, Jr. 90%
Leon Tejada 75%
Joseph Trillo 88%
Joseph Voccola 100%
William Walaska 90%
Peter Wasylyk 57%
Robert Watson 71%
Timothy Williamson 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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