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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Common Cause Texas

1998 Positions

Issues: Social
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 69%
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic 44%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 100%
Leo Berman 80%
Fred Bosse 100%
Fred Brown 93%
Lon Burnam 100%
Debra Danburg 69%
Harryette Bushong Ehrhardt 100%
Domingo Garcia 100%
Kyle Janek 71%
John Amos Longoria 50%
Jerry Madden 47%
Paul Moreno 94%
Elliott Naishtat 100%
Ken Yarbrough 90%

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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