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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Warren Barry 100%
Harry Blevins 100%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Roger John McClure 100%
Edward Schrock 100%
Kenneth Stolle 100%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 100%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
Eric Cantor 94%
Kevin Grey Miller 94%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 94%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 94%
John Watkins 94%
Jane Haycock Woods 94%
Allen Wayne Dudley 93%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 93%
Harvey Morgan 93%
Frederick Quayle 93%
Beverly Sherwood 93%
James Shuler 93%
Martin Williams 93%
Stephen Martin 92%
Malfourd Trumbo 92%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 88%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 88%
Bill Bolling 88%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 88%
Charles Hawkins 88%
Richard Joyner Holland 88%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 88%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 88%
Harry Potts, Jr. 88%
John Spence Reid 88%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 88%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 88%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 88%
L. Bryant, Jr. 87%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 87%
Jo Ann Davis 87%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 87%
Thelma Drake 87%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 87%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 87%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 87%
Stanley Clay Walker 87%
Glenn Weatherholtz 87%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 87%
Phillip Hamilton 86%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 86%
John Chichester 82%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 81%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 81%
Andy Guest, Jr. 81%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 81%
Bob McDonnell 81%
Harry Parrish 81%
William Wampler, Jr. 81%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 80%
Glenn Croshaw 80%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 80%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 80%
Randy Forbes 80%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 80%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 79%
Bob Purkey 79%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 78%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 77%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 77%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 76%
Robert Bloxom 75%
Madison Ellis Marye 75%
Yvonne Miller 75%
Walter Stosch 75%
Robert Tata 75%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 75%
Mary Taylor Christian 73%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 73%
Butch Davies III 73%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 73%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 73%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 73%
Toddy Puller 73%
Lacey Putney 73%
William Reynolds 73%
John Adams Rollison III 73%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 71%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 71%
Franklin Hall 71%
Edd Houck 71%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 71%
Henry Marsh III 71%
W. Henry Maxwell 71%
Joe May 71%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 71%
James Frederick Almand 69%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 69%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 69%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 69%
Alfred Victor Thomas 69%
William Barlow 67%
Charles Cranwell 67%
Barnie Day 67%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 67%
Gladys Brown Keating 67%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 67%
James Scott 67%
Brian Moran 65%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 65%
Jackie Thomas Stump 64%
Donald Williams 64%
Emily Couric 63%
George Wallace Grayson 63%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 63%
Robert Hull 63%
Clarence Phillips 63%
Johnny Joannou 61%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 60%
Flora Davis Crittenden 60%
L. Karen Darner 60%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 60%
Jerrauld Jones 60%
Kenneth Melvin 60%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 60%
VA State Senate 7 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 60%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 60%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 59%
Michéle McQuigg 59%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 58%
Mitchell Van Yahres 57%
Ward Armstrong 56%
Robert Brink 56%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 56%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 56%
Patricia Ticer 56%
Mary Margaret Whipple 56%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 53%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 47%

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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