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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: ACLU of Colorado

2006 Positions on Civil Rights Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
Bob Bacon 55
David Balmer 10
Debbie Benefield 50
William Berens 30
Alice Borodkin 60
Betty Boyd 63
Greg Brophy 11
Bernie Buescher 40
Dorothy Butcher 60
Bill Cadman 40
Morgan Carroll 70
Terrance Carroll 60
Michael Cerbo 70
Lauri Clapp 33
Mark Alan Cloer 30
Fran Coleman 50
Bill Crane 20
Kathleen Curry 67
Richard Decker 40
F. Jim Dyer 0
Lewis Entz 43
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 56
John Evans 22
Joan Fitz-Gerald 67
K. Jerry Frangas 70
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 50
Michael Garcia 50
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 30
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 56
Gwyn Green 50
Peter Groff 67
Daniel Grossman 56
Bob Hagedorn 56
Dale Hall 20
Ted Harvey 30
Lynn Christian Hefley 33
Mary Hodge 50
Diane Hoppe 20
James Isgar 56
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 50
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 22
Ed Jones 11
Joel Judd 60
Maryanne Keller 56
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 50
James Kerr 20
Kenneth Kester 56
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 30
Matthew Knoedler 20
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13
Mark Larson 50
Gary Lindstrom 70
CO State House 16 Larry Liston Republican 20
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 30
Alice Madden 50
Rosemary Marshall 50
Thomas Massey, Jr. 20
Michael May 22
Ronny May 13
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 30
Andrew McElhany 11
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 50
Anne McGihon 70
Wes McKinley 80
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 50
Shawn Mitchell 22
David Owen 22
Angie Paccione 50
Joshua Penry 30
Tom Plant 50
John Pommer 50
Ann Ragsdale 50
James Riesberg 50
Andrew Romanoff 50
Raymond Rose 20
David Schultheis 40
Brandon Shaffer 56
Judy Solano 50
John Soper 50
Nancy Spence 22
Debbie Stafford 20
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 30
James Sullivan 22
Stephanie Takis 56
Abel Tapia 56
Jack Taylor 22
Ronald Teck 22
Lois Tochtrop 56
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 50
Kathleen Traylor 22
Ron Tupa 56
Jennifer Veiga 56
Valentin Vigil 50
Paul Weissmann 67
James Welker 40
Albert White 50
Tom Wiens 22
Suzanne Williams 56
Sue Windels 67
Robert Witwer 40

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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