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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Public Interest Research Group

2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 12%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 44%
CO Commissioner Mary Hodge Democratic 100%
Norma Anderson 57%
John Andrews 22%
Ken Arnold 67%
Gayle Berry 66%
Alice Borodkin 89%
Betty Boyd 100%
Bill Cadman 44%
Bruce Cairns 22%
Ken Chlouber 67%
Lauri Clapp 22%
Mark Alan Cloer 55%
Fran Coleman 89%
Bill Crane 33%
Richard Decker 55%
F. Jim Dyer 44%
Lewis Entz 67%
John Evans 14%
Rob Fairbank 33%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 89%
Timothy Fritz 22%
Michael Garcia 78%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 100%
Peter Groff 89%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 89%
Deanna Hanna 89%
Ted Harvey 33%
Lynn Christian Hefley 33%
Mark Hillman 33%
Diane Hoppe 55%
James Isgar 89%
Cheri Jahn 89%
Kenneth Kester 38%
Keith King 22%
Mark Larson 66%
Don Lee 22%
Douglas Linkhart 100%
Alice Madden 100%
Rosemary Marshall 89%
Ronny May 22%
Andrew McElhany 44%
Carl Miller 55%
Shawn Mitchell 44%
Alice Nichol 78%
David Owen 11%
Terry Phillips 100%
Tom Plant 100%
Ann Ragsdale 89%
Peggy Reeves 87%
Pamela Rhodes 33%
Gregg Rippy 66%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
David Schultheis 33%
William Sinclair 44%
Matt Smith 44%
Nancy Spence 55%
Lola Spradley 44%
Debbie Stafford 22%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 11%
Stephanie Takis 100%
Abel Tapia 66%
Jack Taylor 55%
Ronald Teck 33%
Lois Tochtrop 89%
Ron Tupa 100%
Jennifer Veiga 88%
Valentin Vigil 78%
Frank Weddig 78%
Albert White 66%
Suzanne Williams 78%
Tambor Williams 44%
Sue Windels 89%
John Witwer 44%
Bradley Young 22%

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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