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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Christian Coalition

1997 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 36%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 82%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 91%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 100%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 14%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 33%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 81%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 96%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 100%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 95%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 36%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 91%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 16%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 11%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 95%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 38%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 21%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 22%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 95%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 19%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 36%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 41%
David Albo 86%
James Frederick Almand 23%
Ward Armstrong 48%
Thomas Graham Baker, Jr. 68%
William Barlow 41%
Warren Barry 74%
Irving Vincent Behm, Jr. 36%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 35%
Robert Bloxom 54%
Bill Bolling 95%
L. Bryant, Jr. 82%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 57%
Eric Cantor 90%
John Chichester 79%
Mary Taylor Christian 23%
Whittington Whiteside Clement 74%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 74%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 55%
Emily Couric 37%
Charles Cranwell 33%
Flora Davis Crittenden 23%
Glenn Croshaw 32%
L. Karen Darner 9%
Butch Davies III 36%
Barnie Day 53%
Jay Wayne DeBoer 23%
Alan Arnold Diamonstein 45%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 52%
Thelma Drake 91%
Allen Wayne Dudley 96%
Randy Forbes 91%
Joseph Gartlan, Jr. 33%
George Wallace Grayson 27%
Andy Guest, Jr. 71%
Franklin Hall 33%
Phillip Hamilton 91%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 91%
Charles Hawkins 79%
Richard Joyner Holland 53%
Edd Houck 32%
William Howell 96%
Robert Hull 14%
Thomas Micajah Jackson, Jr. 43%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 55%
Jerrauld Jones 10%
Jay Kenneth Katzen 100%
Gladys Brown Keating 27%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 21%
Henry Marsh III 11%
Bob Marshall 100%
Stephen Martin 100%
Madison Ellis Marye 26%
W. Henry Maxwell 21%
Joe May 91%
Roger John McClure 95%
Bob McDonnell 95%
Kenneth Melvin 27%
Kevin Grey Miller 95%
Yvonne Miller 18%
Brian Moran 24%
Harvey Morgan 77%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 29%
William Tayloe Murphy, Jr. 59%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 100%
Harry Parrish 77%
Clarence Phillips 46%
Harry Potts, Jr. 79%
Toddy Puller 14%
Bob Purkey 77%
Lacey Putney 65%
Frederick Quayle 90%
John Spence Reid 96%
William Reynolds 46%
Anne Gregory Rhodes 36%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 18%
John Adams Rollison III 95%
John Howson Rust, Jr. 67%
Edward Schrock 95%
James Scott 36%
Beverly Sherwood 91%
James Shuler 24%
Kenneth Stolle 95%
Walter Stosch 95%
Jackie Thomas Stump 46%
Robert Tata 80%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 36%
Alfred Victor Thomas 63%
Patricia Ticer 5%
Malfourd Trumbo 63%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 10%
Mitchell Van Yahres 32%
Stanley Clay Walker 26%
William Wampler, Jr. 90%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 100%
John Watkins 73%
Glenn Weatherholtz 95%
Mary Margaret Whipple 16%
S. Vance Wilkins, Jr. 100%
Martin Williams 95%
Clifton Alexander Woodrum 32%
Jane Haycock Woods 42%

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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