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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Equal Rights Colorado

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO State House 16 Larry Liston Republican 0%
CO State Senate 1 Jerry Sonnenberg Republican 0%
CO State Senate 9 Kent Lambert Republican 0%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 12 Bob Gardner Republican 0%
CO State Senate 14 John Kefalas Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 100%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 100%
CO Commissioner At-Large Dan Gibbs 100%
Bob Bacon 100%
David Balmer 0%
Debbie Benefield 100%
Betty Boyd 100%
Greg Brophy 0%
Bill Cadman 0%
Morgan Carroll 100%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Edward Casso 100%
Kathleen Curry 100%
Mark Ferrandino 100%
Randy Fischer 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Sara Gagliardi 100%
Ted Harvey 0%
James Isgar 100%
Mike Johnston 0%
Joel Judd 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
James Kerr 0%
Kenneth Kester 33%
Steven King 0%
Mike Kopp 0%
Jeanne Labuda 100%
Claire Levy 100%
Marsha Looper 0%
Don Marostica 33%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 66%
Michael May 0%
Wes McKinley 100%
Frank McNulty 0%
Shawn Mitchell 0%
John Morse 100%
Cherylin Peniston 100%
Joshua Penry 0%
John Pommer 100%
Dianne Primavera 100%
Scott Renfroe 0%
James Riesberg 100%
Ellen Roberts 66%
Chris Romer 100%
Christine Scanlan 100%
David Schultheis 0%
Gail Schwartz 100%
Brandon Shaffer 100%
Judy Solano 100%
John Soper 33%
Nancy Spence 0%
Amy Stephens 0%
Kenneth Guy Summers 0%
Spencer Swalm 0%
Abel Tapia 100%
Lois Tochtrop 100%
Glenn Vaad 0%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Paul Weissmann 100%
Suzanne Williams 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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