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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 57%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 24%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 91%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 23%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 39%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 62%
CO Council Member Ward 1 Ramey Johnson No Party Affiliation 38%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 38%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 19%
Norma Anderson 22%
John Andrews 38%
Ken Arnold 33%
Gayle Berry 36%
Alice Borodkin 19%
Betty Boyd 19%
Bob Briggs 30%
Greg Brophy 62%
Dorothy Butcher 29%
Bill Cadman 91%
Bruce Cairns 52%
Terrance Carroll 48%
Michael Cerbo 38%
Ken Chlouber 32%
Lauri Clapp 52%
Mark Alan Cloer 59%
Fran Coleman 23%
Bill Crane 64%
Richard Decker 38%
F. Jim Dyer 24%
Lewis Entz 32%
John Evans 28%
Rob Fairbank 48%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 24%
K. Jerry Frangas 27%
Michael Garcia 39%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 29%
Peter Groff 33%
Daniel Grossman 21%
Bob Hagedorn 38%
Dale Hall 36%
Deanna Hanna 35%
Ted Harvey 86%
Lynn Christian Hefley 52%
Mark Hillman 44%
Mary Hodge 29%
Diane Hoppe 50%
James Isgar 22%
Ed Jones 31%
Joel Judd 24%
Maryanne Keller 32%
Kenneth Kester 22%
Mark Larson 24%
Don Lee 70%
Alice Madden 32%
Rosemary Marshall 27%
Michael May 52%
Ronny May 50%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 24%
Andrew McElhany 29%
Anne McGihon 33%
Carl Miller 43%
Shawn Mitchell 64%
Alice Nichol 33%
David Owen 33%
Angie Paccione 33%
Terry Phillips 32%
Tom Plant 27%
John Pommer 38%
Ann Ragsdale 27%
Peggy Reeves 28%
Pamela Rhodes 71%
Gregg Rippy 25%
Andrew Romanoff 19%
Raymond Rose 33%
John Salazar 15%
David Schultheis 82%
William Sinclair 45%
Matt Smith 48%
Nancy Spence 38%
Lola Spradley 33%
Debbie Stafford 26%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 48%
Stephanie Takis 35%
Abel Tapia 22%
Jack Taylor 26%
Ronald Teck 33%
Lois Tochtrop 19%
Ron Tupa 24%
Jennifer Veiga 22%
Valentin Vigil 27%
Frank Weddig 32%
Paul Weissmann 26%
James Welker 67%
Albert White 29%
Tom Wiens 48%
Suzanne Williams 14%
Tambor Williams 41%
Sue Windels 35%
John Witwer 50%
Bradley Young 50%

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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