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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

2004 Positions

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

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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