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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Public Interest Research Group

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 14%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 33%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 88%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 83%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 75%
CO Council Member Ward 1 Ramey Johnson No Party Affiliation 44%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 43%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 88%
Norma Anderson 66%
John Andrews 43%
Ken Arnold 50%
Gayle Berry 50%
Alice Borodkin 88%
Betty Boyd 100%
Bob Briggs 63%
Greg Brophy 25%
Dorothy Butcher 100%
Bill Cadman 38%
Bruce Cairns 14%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Ken Chlouber 33%
Lauri Clapp 56%
Mark Alan Cloer 67%
Fran Coleman 75%
Bill Crane 29%
Richard Decker 88%
F. Jim Dyer 33%
Lewis Entz 83%
John Evans 50%
Rob Fairbank 63%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Michael Garcia 100%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 83%
Peter Groff 83%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 83%
Dale Hall 38%
Deanna Hanna 100%
Ted Harvey 50%
Lynn Christian Hefley 43%
Mark Hillman 50%
Mary Hodge 100%
Diane Hoppe 50%
James Isgar 100%
Ed Jones 29%
Joel Judd 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
Kenneth Kester 43%
Mark Larson 63%
Don Lee 63%
Alice Madden 100%
Rosemary Marshall 100%
Michael May 50%
Ronny May 50%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 50%
Andrew McElhany 29%
Carl Miller 63%
Shawn Mitchell 43%
Alice Nichol 100%
David Owen 50%
Angie Paccione 88%
Terry Phillips 100%
Tom Plant 100%
John Pommer 100%
Ann Ragsdale 100%
Peggy Reeves 100%
Pamela Rhodes 50%
Gregg Rippy 50%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
Raymond Rose 63%
John Salazar 100%
David Schultheis 33%
William Sinclair 50%
Matt Smith 75%
Nancy Spence 38%
Lola Spradley 38%
Debbie Stafford 43%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Takis 86%
Abel Tapia 83%
Jack Taylor 67%
Ronald Teck 50%
Lois Tochtrop 100%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Valentin Vigil 100%
Frank Weddig 86%
Paul Weissmann 88%
Albert White 63%
Tom Wiens 50%
Suzanne Williams 63%
Tambor Williams 50%
Sue Windels 100%
John Witwer 63%
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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