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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: AARP of Colorado

2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 60%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 20%
CO State House 16 Larry Liston Republican 40%
CO State Senate 11 Michael Merrifield Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 15 Kevin Lundberg Republican 20%
CO State Senate 20 Cheri Jahn Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 22 Andy Kerr Democratic 100%
CO State Senate 28 Nancy Todd Democratic 100%
CO Council Member 1 Rafael Espinoza 100%
CO Council Member 3 Keith King Republican 40%
CO Commissioner 2 Steve Johnson 100%
CO Commissioner 2 Liane McFadyen 100%
Bob Bacon 100%
David Balmer 60%
Debbie Benefield 100%
William Berens 100%
Alice Borodkin 100%
Betty Boyd 100%
Greg Brophy 40%
Bernie Buescher 100%
Dorothy Butcher 100%
Bill Cadman 20%
Morgan Carroll 100%
Terrance Carroll 100%
Michael Cerbo 100%
Lauri Clapp 20%
Mark Alan Cloer 80%
Fran Coleman 100%
Bill Crane 80%
Kathleen Curry 80%
Richard Decker 60%
F. Jim Dyer 75%
Lewis Entz 100%
John Evans 80%
Joan Fitz-Gerald 100%
K. Jerry Frangas 100%
Rafael Lorenzo Gallegos 80%
Michael Garcia 100%
Kenneth Marshall Gordon 100%
Gwyn Green 100%
Peter Groff 100%
Daniel Grossman 100%
Bob Hagedorn 100%
Dale Hall 60%
Ted Harvey 50%
Lynn Christian Hefley 40%
Mary Hodge 100%
Diane Hoppe 60%
James Isgar 100%
Ed Jones 60%
Joel Judd 100%
Maryanne Keller 100%
James Kerr 80%
Kenneth Kester 100%
Matthew Knoedler 100%
Mark Larson 100%
Gary Lindstrom 100%
Alice Madden 100%
Rosemary Marshall 100%
Thomas Massey, Jr. 100%
Michael May 60%
Ronny May 20%
Bob McCluskey, Jr. 100%
Andrew McElhany 40%
Anne McGihon 100%
Wes McKinley 100%
Shawn Mitchell 60%
David Owen 80%
Angie Paccione 100%
Joshua Penry 100%
Tom Plant 100%
John Pommer 100%
Ann Ragsdale 100%
James Riesberg 100%
Andrew Romanoff 100%
Raymond Rose 60%
David Schultheis 20%
Brandon Shaffer 100%
Judy Solano 100%
John Soper 100%
Nancy Spence 80%
Debbie Stafford 80%
Joseph Stengel, Jr. 60%
James Sullivan 80%
Stephanie Takis 100%
Abel Tapia 100%
Jack Taylor 80%
Ronald Teck 80%
Lois Tochtrop 100%
Kathleen Traylor 80%
Ron Tupa 100%
Jennifer Veiga 100%
Valentin Vigil 100%
Paul Weissmann 80%
James Welker 20%
Albert White 100%
Tom Wiens 60%
Suzanne Williams 100%
Sue Windels 100%
Robert Witwer 100%

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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