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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. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 71%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 35%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 43%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 31%
AZ State Senate 6 Sylvia Allen Republican 75%
AZ State Senate 8 Frank Pratt Republican 54%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 32%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 34%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 61%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 58%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 69%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 67%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 38%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 54%
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%
Robert Burns 63%
Meg Burton Cahill 34%
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%
Pat Fleming 33%
Jorge Garcia 43%
Martha Garcia 34%
Doris Goodale 54%
Ron Gould 83%
David Gowan, Sr. 61%
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%
Debbie Lesko 66%
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%
Steve Pierce 68%
Doug Quelland 59%
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%
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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