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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Colorado Public Interest Research Group

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 64%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 91%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 25%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 82%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 100%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 45%
CO Council Member Ward 1 Ramey Johnson No Party Affiliation 50%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 64%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 91%
Norma Anderson 55%
John Andrews 27%
Ken Arnold 64%
Gayle Berry 73%
Alice Borodkin 100%
Betty Boyd 92%
Bob Briggs 64%
Greg Brophy 45%
Dorothy Butcher 100%
Bill Cadman 42%
Bruce Cairns 45%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Ken Chlouber 55%
Lauri Clapp 33%
Mark Alan Cloer 45%
Fran Coleman 75%
Bill Crane 45%
Richard Decker 73%
F. Jim Dyer 73%
Lewis Entz 73%
John Evans 64%
Rob Fairbank 50%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Michael Garcia 70%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 100%
Peter Groff 100%
Daniel Grossman 82%
Bob Hagedorn 82%
Dale Hall 36%
Deanna Hanna 100%
Ted Harvey 36%
Lynn Christian Hefley 55%
Mark Hillman 45%
Mary Hodge 91%
Diane Hoppe 55%
James Isgar 91%
Ed Jones 55%
Joel Judd 73%
Maryanne Keller 91%
Kenneth Kester 64%
Mark Larson 91%
Don Lee 45%
Alice Madden 100%
Rosemary Marshall 100%
Michael May 42%
Ronny May 36%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 64%
Andrew McElhany 36%
Anne McGihon 100%
Carl Miller 64%
Shawn Mitchell 50%
Alice Nichol 71%
David Owen 64%
Angie Paccione 100%
Terry Phillips 100%
Tom Plant 100%
John Pommer 100%
Ann Ragsdale 83%
Peggy Reeves 100%
Pamela Rhodes 45%
Gregg Rippy 60%
Andrew Romanoff 91%
Raymond Rose 73%
John Salazar 90%
David Schultheis 25%
William Sinclair 58%
Matt Smith 80%
Nancy Spence 45%
Lola Spradley 55%
Debbie Stafford 50%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 55%
Stephanie Takis 82%
Abel Tapia 91%
Jack Taylor 73%
Ronald Teck 55%
Lois Tochtrop 92%
Ron Tupa 100%
Jennifer Veiga 91%
Valentin Vigil 100%
Frank Weddig 92%
Paul Weissmann 100%
James Welker 40%
Albert White 55%
Tom Wiens 64%
Suzanne Williams 73%
Tambor Williams 64%
Sue Windels 91%
John Witwer 55%
Bradley Young 45%

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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