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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Chamber of Commerce

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Malfourd Trumbo 95%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 94%
Eric Cantor 92%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 92%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 90%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 90%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 90%
Bill Bolling 89%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 89%
Charles Hawkins 89%
Stephen Martin 89%
L. Bryant, Jr. 88%
Martin Williams 88%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 87%
Roger John McClure 87%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 86%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 86%
Kenneth Stolle 86%
Walter Stosch 86%
Warren Barry 85%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 85%
Frederick Quayle 84%
John Spence Reid 84%
VA State House 42 David Albo Republican 83%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 83%
Allen Wayne Dudley 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
Jane Haycock Woods 83%
Phillip Hamilton 82%
Joe May 82%
Edward Schrock 82%
John Chichester 81%
Bob McDonnell 81%
Bob Purkey 81%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 81%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 80%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 80%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 79%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 79%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 79%
John Watkins 79%
VA State House 28 William Howell Republican 78%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 77%
Robert Bloxom 76%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 76%
Thelma Drake 76%
Andy Guest, Jr. 76%
Kevin Grey Miller 76%
Lacey Putney 76%
John Adams Rollison III 76%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 76%
Robert Tata 75%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 75%
Glenn Weatherholtz 75%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 74%
Madison Ellis Marye 74%
Phillip Puckett 74%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 73%
Beverly Sherwood 73%
Richard Joyner Holland 71%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 71%
William Wampler, Jr. 71%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 70%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 70%
Harvey Morgan 70%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 70%
W. Henry Maxwell 69%
Patricia Ticer 68%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 67%
Henry Marsh III 67%
Michéle McQuigg 67%
Harry Potts, Jr. 67%
Stanley Clay Walker 67%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 65%
Harry Blevins 65%
Harry Parrish 65%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 64%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 63%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 63%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 62%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 61%
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 61%
Butch Davies III 60%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 60%
William Reynolds 60%
James Scott 60%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 59%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 59%
Edd Houck 58%
Mary Margaret Whipple 58%
Barnie Day 57%
Robert Hull 57%
Emily Couric 55%
Flora Davis Crittenden 55%
Glenn Croshaw 55%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 55%
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 54%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 53%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 52%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 52%
James Shuler 52%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 52%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 50%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 50%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 50%
Toddy Puller 50%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 48%
Jackie Thomas Stump 48%
Donald Williams 48%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 47%
Franklin Hall 46%
George Wallace Grayson 45%
VA State Senate 7 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 45%
Charles Cranwell 44%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 44%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 42%
Brian Moran 42%
Alfred Victor Thomas 42%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 42%
Gladys Brown Keating 41%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 41%
Yvonne Miller 40%
Mitchell Van Yahres 40%
James Frederick Almand 39%
Ward Armstrong 39%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 39%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 39%
William Barlow 38%
Robert Brink 38%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 38%
Clarence Phillips 36%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 36%
Johnny Joannou 33%
L. Karen Darner 32%
Jerrauld Jones 32%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 32%
Mary Taylor Christian 30%
Kenneth Melvin 26%

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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