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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: America Civil Liberties Union of Michigan

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI Attorney General Bill Schuette Republican 9%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 100%
Laura Baird 100%
Rose Bogardus 82%
Elizabeth Brater 100%
Lingg Brewer 100%
Willis Bullard, Jr. 36%
Deborah Cherry 82%
John Cherry, Jr. 73%
Eileen DeHart 82%
Julie Dennis 73%
Robert Emerson 82%
Belda P. Garza 91%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 100%
John Hansen 100%
Gilda Jacobs 100%
Thomas Kelly 73%
Kwame Kilpatrick 73%
Wayne Kuipers 9%
Edward LaForge 91%
Lynne Martinez 100%
Jack Minore 100%
Hubert Price, Jr. 82%
Vera Rison 91%
Joseph Rivet 55%
Mark Schauer 82%
Gloria Schermesser 73%
Judith Scranton 36%
Mickey Switalski 64%
Jackie Vaughn III 64%

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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