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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Public Interest Research Group

2001 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 29%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 86%
CO State Senate 12 Bill Cadman Republican 29%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 50%
CO State Senate 24 Lois Tochtrop Democratic 71%
CO State Senate 25 Mary Hodge Democratic 71%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 25%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 43%
CO Director of the Public Utilities Commission Douglas Allen Dean 57%
Kay Alexander 17%
Norma Anderson 43%
John Andrews 14%
Ken Arnold 29%
Bob Bacon 100%
Gayle Berry 25%
Alice Borodkin 86%
Betty Boyd 71%
Bruce Cairns 14%
Nolbert Chavez 100%
Ken Chlouber 57%
Lauri Clapp 29%
Mark Alan Cloer 38%
Fran Coleman 57%
Bill Crane 29%
Kelley Daniel 83%
Richard Decker 38%
F. Jim Dyer 29%
Lewis Entz 67%
Mary Ellen Epps 29%
John Evans 0%
Rob Fairbank 25%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 86%
Timothy Fritz 25%
Michael Garcia 63%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 86%
Peter Groff 100%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 86%
Deanna Hanna 86%
Lynn Christian Hefley 33%
Robert Michael Hernandez 83%
Mark Hillman 33%
Diane Hoppe 25%
Bryan Jameson 57%
Kenneth Kester 25%
Mark Larson 29%
Joyce Lawrence 50%
Don Lee 50%
Douglas Linkhart 86%
Frana Araujo Mace 38%
Alice Madden 88%
Rosemary Marshall 75%
Stanley Matsunaka 86%
Ronny May 25%
Andrew McElhany 29%
Carl Miller 43%
Shawn Mitchell 40%
Marilyn Musgrave 14%
Alice Nichol 75%
Joe Nunez 25%
David Owen 40%
Mark Paschall 38%
Pat Pascoe 86%
Terry Phillips 86%
Tom Plant 100%
Ann Ragsdale 75%
Peggy Reeves 86%
Pamela Rhodes 29%
Gregg Rippy 43%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
Todd Saliman 100%
Desiree Sanchez 88%
David Schultheis 29%
Glenn Scott 38%
William Sinclair 43%
Matt Smith 33%
Jim Snook 43%
Nancy Spence 29%
Lola Spradley 29%
Debbie Stafford 29%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 25%
William Swenson 38%
Stephanie Takis 88%
Abel Tapia 50%
Penfield Tate III 86%
Jack Taylor 71%
Ronald Teck 38%
Bill Thiebaut, Jr. 86%
Ron Tupa 88%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Valentin Vigil 88%
William Webster 25%
Frank Weddig 75%
Albert White 29%
Suzanne Williams 71%
Tambor Williams 29%
Sue Windels 86%
John Witwer 43%
Bradley Young 38%

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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