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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Mississippi National Federation of Independent Business

1996-1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Lester Barnett, Jr. 100%
William Bowles 100%
Billy Broomfield 86%
Thomas Cameron III 93%
William Ward Canon 100%
Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. 93%
Neely Carlton 79%
Robert Clark, Jr. 83%
Linda Coleman 64%
Mary Coleman 77%
Joseph Compretta 92%
Scottie Cuevas 79%
Ricky Cummings 77%
Lee Jarrell Davis 100%
Dirk Dedeaux 86%
George Dickerson 79%
Reecy Dickson 64%
Blaine Eaton II 93%
James Ellington 100%
Joe Ellzey 100%
James Evans 71%
Ronald David Farris 92%
George Flaggs, Jr. 86%
Mark Formby 100%
Jamie Franks, Jr. 86%
Frances Fredericks 57%
Vernon Delma Furniss 79%
Jack Gadd 92%
David Gibbs 64%
Carl Gordon, Jr. 85%
David Green 57%
Joe Grist, Jr. 86%
Daniel Guice, Jr. 93%
Edwin Glenn Hamilton 100%
Frank Hamilton 93%
Alice Harden 79%
Clayton Henderson 86%
William Hewes III 100%
Tommy Horne 86%
Bobby Howell 100%
Joe Hudson 86%
Roger Ishee 80%
Michael Janus 100%
Wanda Jennings 100%
Tim Johnson 100%
Andrew Ketchings 100%
Ezell Lee 86%
Travis Little 100%
R.L. Livingston 79%
Bennett Malone 86%
Percy Maples 100%
James Markham, Jr. 90%
Rita Martinson 93%
Warner McBride 86%
William McCoy 93%
William Miles 93%
Thomas Mitchell 86%
Robert Moak 50%
T.O. Moffatt 100%
Keith Norris Montgomery, Sr. 93%
Robert Moody 85%
E. Harvey Moss 86%
Clem Mullins Nettles 93%
Alan Nunnelee 100%
Diane Peranich 92%
Lynn Posey 79%
John Raymond Reeves 100%
Thomas Robertson 100%
Valeria Brower Robertson 100%
Eric Robinson 100%
Walter Robinson, Jr. 69%
Charles Ross 100%
Clinton Rotenberry, Jr. 100%
Vincent Scoper, Jr. 100%
Eloise Hale Scott 93%
Bobby Shows 93%
James Simpson, Jr. 100%
Charles Smith 100%
Ferr Smith 71%
Robert Harold Smith 79%
Mary Stevens 86%
Joseph Thomas Stogner 92%
Johnny Stringer 100%
Bobby Taylor 79%
Billy Thames 79%
Jimmy Thornton 71%
Bennie Turner 71%
Tom Wallace 86%
Johnnie Walls, Jr. 83%
Joseph Warren 79%
Carmen Wells-Smith 93%
Phillip West 80%
John Robert White 86%
Richard White 100%
Tommy Woods 93%
Charles Young, Sr. 93%
MS State House 49 Willie Bailey Democratic 79%
MS State House 67 Earle Banks Democratic 54%
MS State Senate 21 Barbara Blackmon Democratic 79%
MS State House 57 Edward Blackmon, Jr. Democratic 71%
MS State Senate 7 Hob Bryan Democratic 79%
MS State House 69 Alyce Clarke Democratic 64%
MS State Senate 37 Bob Dearing Democratic 79%
MS State House 38 Tyrone Ellis Democratic 69%
MS State Senate 27 Hillman Frazier Democratic 79%
MS State House 16 Stephen Holland Democratic 93%
MS State Senate 26 John Horhn Democratic 79%
MS State House 30 Robert Huddleston Democratic 79%
MS State Senate 32 Sampson Jackson II Democratic 79%
MS State House 94 Robert Johnson III Democratic 77%
MS State Senate 24 David Jordan Democratic 71%
MS State House 85 America Middleton Democratic 77%
MS State House 98 David Myers Democratic 64%
MS State House 32 Willie Perkins, Sr. Democratic 71%
MS State House 33 Thomas Reynolds II Democratic 79%
MS State Senate 13 Willie Simmons Democratic 77%
MS State House 51 Rufus Straughter Democratic 64%
MS State House 31 Sara Thomas Democratic 60%
MS State House 103 Percy Watson Democratic 67%
MS State Senate 3 Nickey Browning Republican 86%
MS State Senate 31 Terry Burton Republican 93%
MS State Senate 14 Lydia Chassaniol Republican 100%
MS State House 64 Bill Denny, Jr. Republican 100%
MS Commissioner of Revenue Herbert Frierson Republican 93%
MS State Senate 50 Tommy Gollott Republican 93%
MS State House 10 Nolan Mettetal Republican 86%
MS State House 60 John Moore Republican 100%
MS State House 112 John Read Republican 100%
MS State House 61 Ray Rogers Republican 93%
MS State House 39 Jeffrey Smith Republican 100%
MS State Senate 9 Gray Tollison Republican 79%

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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