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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Catholic Conference

2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 40%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Jamie Raskin Democratic 40%
MD State House 4 Dan Cox Republican 80%
MD State House 7 Kathy Szeliga Republican 80%
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic 40%
MD State House 17 Jim Gilchrist Democratic 60%
MD Commissioner At-Large Terry Baker 100%
Dave Anderson 40%
Mark Arness 100%
Kristin Beck 100%
Ray Bly 60%
Chris Chaffee 80%
Scott Cheng 80%
Warren Christopher 60%
Sean Connor 80%
Elijah Cummings 40%
Fred Dickson, Jr. 100%
Richard Douglas 80%
Donna Edwards 40%
Sam Faddis 100%
Robin Ficker 100%
Matthew Fogg 80%
Jonathan Goff, Jr. 75%
Ana Sol Gutierrez 60%
Joe Hooe 100%
Franklin Howard, Jr. 80%
Jim Ireton, Jr. 40%
Glenn Ivey 40%
Jeff Jones 100%
Christopher Mason 60%
Liz Matory 100%
Kathleen Matthews 67%
Mark McNicholas 100%
Adrian Petrus 100%
Mark Plaster 80%
John Rea 80%
Theresa Scaldaferri 100%
Richard Shawver 33%
Mark Shell 100%
Aryeh Shudofsky 80%
Mike Smigiel, Sr. 80%
Charles Smith 80%
Violet Staley 100%
Terence Strait, Jr. 40%
Blaine Taylor 60%
David Therrien 100%
Edward Tinus 100%
Corrogan Vaughn 80%
Dave Vogt III 100%
Joe Werner 100%
Rica Wilson 100%
Lih Young 100%

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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