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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia FREE

1999 Survey and Legislative Action Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
Eric Cantor 93
L. Bryant, Jr. 89
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 89
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 88
Walter Stosch 88
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 88
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 87
Martin Williams 87
Warren Barry 86
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 86
Charles Hawkins 86
Bill Bolling 85
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 85
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 85
Stephen Martin 85
John Spence Reid 85
Kenneth Stolle 85
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 84
Roger John McClure 84
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 84
James O'Brien, Jr. 84
Bob Purkey 84
John Howson Rust, Jr. 84
John Watkins 84
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 84
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 83
John Chichester 83
Randy Forbes 83
Jay Kenneth Katzen 83
Joe May 83
Malfourd Trumbo 83
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 82
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 82
Allen Wayne Dudley 82
Bob McDonnell 82
Edward Schrock 82
Thelma Drake 81
Phillip Hamilton 81
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 81
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 81
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 81
Robert Bloxom 80
Charles Colgan, Sr. 80
Andy Guest, Jr. 80
Kevin Grey Miller 80
Lacey Putney 80
Frederick Quayle 80
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 80
Jane Haycock Woods 80
Richard Joyner Holland 79
John Adams Rollison III 79
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 78
Glenn Weatherholtz 78
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 77
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 77
Beverly Sherwood 77
William Wampler, Jr. 77
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 76
Robert Tata 76
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 75
Vivian Earl Dickinson 74
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 74
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 74
Jo Ann Davis 73
Harry Parrish 73
Harry Blevins 72
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 72
Anne Gregory Rhodes 71
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 70
Harry Potts, Jr. 70
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 69
Whittington Whiteside Clement 69
Glenn Croshaw 69
Butch Davies III 69
Michéle McQuigg 69
Harvey Morgan 68
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 67
Phillip Puckett 67
William Reynolds 67
Vince Callahan, Jr. 66
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 66
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 66
Madison Ellis Marye 66
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 65
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 65
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 65
Stanley Clay Walker 65
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 64
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 64
James Shuler 63
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 63
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 62
Barnie Day 62
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 62
James Scott 61
Edd Houck 60
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 60
Alfred Victor Thomas 59
Franklin Hall 58
Patricia Ticer 58
W. Henry Maxwell 57
Donald Williams 57
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 56
Jay Wayne DeBoer 55
Henry Marsh III 55
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 55
Toddy Puller 55
Emily Couric 54
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 54
William Barlow 53
Charles Cranwell 53
Robert Hull 53
Mary Margaret Whipple 53
Brian Moran 52
Ward Armstrong 51
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 51
Flora Davis Crittenden 50
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 50
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 49
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 49
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 49
James Frederick Almand 47
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 47
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 46
Gladys Brown Keating 46
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 46
Jackie Thomas Stump 46
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 44
Viola Osborne Baskerville 43
Robert Brink 43
Mitchell Van Yahres 43
Clarence Phillips 42
George Wallace Grayson 41
Jerrauld Jones 41
Johnny Joannou 38
Kenneth Melvin 38
Mary Taylor Christian 37
Yvonne Miller 37
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 37
L. Karen Darner 36

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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