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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Union of Taxpayers

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 71%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 14%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 61%
CO Director of the Public Utilities Commission Douglas Allen Dean 78%
Kay Alexander 58%
Deborah Colleen Allen 74%
Norma Anderson 53%
Ken Arnold 60%
Bob Bacon 21%
Gayle Berry 58%
Charles Thomas Blickensderfer 78%
Nolbert Chavez 16%
Ken Chlouber 50%
Benjamin Clarke 11%
Jim Congrove 93%
Ginette Dennis 40%
Mary Ellen Epps 85%
Michael Francis Feeley 36%
Russell Lloyd George 53%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 21%
Dorothy Gotlieb 63%
Daniel Grossman 32%
Bob Hagedorn 53%
Lynn Christian Hefley 89%
Robert Michael Hernandez 38%
William Kaufman 56%
Maryanne Keller 40%
Elsie Lacy 31%
Joyce Lawrence 61%
Gloria Leyba 26%
Douglas Linkhart 20%
Frana Araujo Mace 32%
Robert Martinez 25%
Stanley Matsunaka 33%
Ronny May 68%
Andrew McElhany 89%
Gary McPherson 79%
Carl Miller 53%
Marcy Morrison 58%
Mark Paschall 94%
Pat Pascoe 21%
Penn Pfiffner 85%
Terry Phillips 33%
Ray Powers 80%
Peggy Reeves 20%
Dorothy Rupert 13%
Todd Saliman 26%
William Sinclair 63%
Matt Smith 68%
Lola Spradley 68%
Bryan Sterling Sullivant 68%
William Swenson 63%
Stephanie Takis 15%
Gloria Travis Tanner 18%
Penfield Tate III 19%
Jack Taylor 63%
MaryAnne Tebedo 67%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 17%
Stephen Tool 60%
Ron Tupa 37%
Jennifer Veiga 21%
Dave Wattenberg 50%
Frank Weddig 20%
Dorothy Wham 33%
Suzanne Williams 32%
Tambor Williams 74%
Bradley Young 68%
Paul A. Zimmerman 26%

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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