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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Goldwater Institute

2008 Constitutional Government Score

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House 1 Tom O'Halleran Democratic 55%
AZ U.S. House 5 Andy Biggs Republican 69%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 25%
AZ State House 12 Eddie Farnsworth Republican 79%
AZ State House 27 Rebecca Rios Democratic 36%
AZ State Senate 3 Olivia Cajero Bedford Democratic 38%
AZ State Senate 9 Steve Farley Democratic 25%
AZ State Senate 10 Dave Bradley Democratic 29%
AZ State Senate 15 Nancy Barto Republican 79%
AZ State Senate 17 Steven Yarbrough Republican 83%
AZ State Senate 22 Judy Burges Republican 77%
AZ State Senate 23 John Kavanagh Republican 75%
AZ State Senate 27 Catherine Miranda Democratic 33%
AZ State Senate 30 Robert Meza Democratic 23%
AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan Republican 71%
AZ Commissioner of Education Rich Crandall No Party Affiliation 75%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jay Tibshraeny No Party Affiliation 69%
AZ Mayor At-Large Jerry Weiers Republican 75%
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic 35%
AZ Supervisor 5 Steve Gallardo Democratic 21%
AZ Council Member 2 Jim Waring 76%
AZ Council Member At-Large David Schapira Democratic 35%
Ed Ableser 25%
Paula Aboud 41%
Kirk Adams 81%
Amanda Aguirre 38%
Carolyn Allen 52%
Manny Alvarez 48%
Mark Anderson 75%
Marsha Arzberger 48%
Ray Barnes 69%
Timothy Bee 66%
Robert Blendu 66%
Tom Boone 71%
Jack Brown 35%
Jennifer Burns 54%
Robert Burns 74%
Meg Burton Cahill 21%
Chad Campbell 25%
Cloves Campbell, Jr. 33%
Tom Chabin 23%
Ken Cheuvront 47%
Doug Clark 79%
Sam Crump 90%
Mark DeSimone 50%
Adam Driggs 81%
Jorge Garcia 31%
Martha Garcia 35%
Pamela Gorman 76%
Ron Gould 82%
Chuck Gray 72%
Linda Gray 76%
Trish Groe 71%
Albert Hale 29%
Jack Harper 76%
Pete Hershberger 48%
John Huppenthal 62%
Karen Johnson 76%
Bill Konopnicki 52%
Leah Landrum Taylor 36%
Barbara Leff 79%
Phil Lopes 35%
Linda Lopez 31%
David Lujan 25%
Lucy Mason 67%
Marian Ann McClure 65%
John McComish 75%
Debbie McCune Davis 33%
Barbara McGuire 52%
Nancy McLain 67%
Rick Murphy 83%
John Nelson 67%
Warde Nichols 77%
Lynne Pancrazi 25%
Jonathan Paton 73%
Russell Pearce 75%
Charlene Pesquiera 43%
Thomas Prezelski, Jr. 19%
Bob Robson 71%
Victor Soltero 40%
Bob Stump 77%
Jackie Thrasher 46%
Andy Tobin, Sr. 67%
Albert Tom 25%
Theresa Ulmer 21%
Thayer Verschoor 72%
Jim Weiers 75%
Nancy Young Wright 29%

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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