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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2010 Total Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 35%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 8 Debbie Lesko Republican 66%
AZ State House 1 Steve Pierce Republican 68%
AZ State House 15 Nancy Barto Republican 61%
AZ State House 23 John Kavanagh Republican 67%
AZ State House 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 75%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 54%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 34%
AZ State Senate 14 David Gowan, Sr. Republican 61%
AZ State Senate 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 43%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny 56%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 58%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 34%
Ed Ableser 35%
Paula Aboud 34%
Kirk Adams 58%
Amanda Aguirre 48%
Carolyn Allen 48%
Manny Alvarez 43%
Frank Antenori 60%
Cecil Ash 59%
Ray Barnes 55%
Tom Boone 54%
David Braswell 74%
Jack Brown 37%
Ed Bunch 59%
Judy Burges 69%
Robert Burns 63%
Meg Burton Cahill 34%
Olivia Cajero Bedford 31%
Chad Campbell 38%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 36%
Tom Chabin 34%
Ken Cheuvront 42%
Steve Court 58%
Rich Crandall 56%
Chris Deschene 37%
Adam Driggs 56%
Steve Farley 32%
Pat Fleming 33%
Jorge Garcia 43%
Martha Garcia 34%
Doris Goodale 54%
Ron Gould 83%
Chuck Gray 71%
Linda Gray 60%
Albert Hale 39%
Jack Harper 78%
Matthew Heinz 42%
Laurin Hendrix 64%
John Huppenthal 64%
Russ Jones 53%
Bill Konopnicki 54%
Leah Landrum Taylor 42%
Barbara Leff 61%
Phil Lopes 34%
Linda Lopez 39%
David Lujan 34%
Lucy Mason 57%
John McComish 56%
Debbie McCune Davis 36%
Barbara McGuire 43%
Nancy McLain 55%
Al Melvin 60%
Eric Meyer 38%
Ben Miranda 36%
Steve Montenegro 67%
Rick Murphy 65%
John Nelson 56%
Warde Nichols 55%
Lynne Pancrazi 39%
Daniel Patterson 35%
Russell Pearce 79%
Doug Quelland 59%
Michele Reagan 54%
Amanda Reeve 60%
Carl Seel 71%
David Stevens 58%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 54%
Anna Tovar 33%
Thayer Verschoor 69%
Ted Vogt 68%
Rae Waters 37%
Jim Weiers 60%
Vic Williams 59%
Steven Yarbrough 58%
Nancy Young Wright 37%

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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