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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia AFL-CIO

2005 Lifetime Score

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office District Name Party Rating
Mamye BaCote 100%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 100%
Robert Brink 100%
VA State Senate 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 100%
VA State Senate 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 100%
Stephen Shannon 100%
VA State Senate 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 100%
VA State House 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 100%
Onzlee Ware 100%
VA Mayor At-Large Dwight Jones 97%
VA State Senate 21 John Edwards Democratic 95%
Robert Hull 95%
Yvonne Miller 95%
Patricia Ticer 95%
Clarence Phillips 94%
Jackie Thomas Stump 94%
W.B. Keister 93%
Kristen Amundson 92%
Henry Marsh III 92%
Brian Moran 92%
Phillip Puckett 92%
Marian Amelia Van Landingham 92%
Ward Armstrong 91%
VA State Senate 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 91%
Kenneth Melvin 91%
Johnny Joannou 90%
Benjamin Joseph Lambert III 90%
VA State House 36 Ken Plum Democratic 90%
Mitchell Van Yahres 90%
VA State Senate 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 89%
VA Supervisor At-Large Floyd Miles, Sr. 89%
VA State Senate 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 89%
Edd Houck 88%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 88%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 88%
VA State Senate 32 Janet Howell Democratic 87%
James Shuler 87%
VA Mayor At-Large Kenny Alexander Democratic 86%
Toddy Puller 86%
Mary Margaret Whipple 84%
Franklin Hall 83%
VA State Senate 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 83%
William Reynolds 82%
James Scott 80%
William Barlow 78%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 78%
Albert Eisenberg 75%
VA State Senate 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 75%
VA State House 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 75%
Albert Pollard, Jr. 73%
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 69%
Algie Howell, Jr. 67%
Paula Miller 67%
VA State Board of Education James Dillard II 63%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 62%
J. Paul Councill, Jr. 57%
Gary Reese 56%
Vince Callahan, Jr. 53%
Harry Potts, Jr. 50%
William Wampler, Jr. 50%
Frederick Quayle 47%
VA State House 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 46%
VA State Senate 40 Charles Carrico, Sr. Republican 44%
Phillip Hamilton 44%
VA State House 62 Riley Ingram Republican 42%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 41%
Bob Marshall 41%
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis 40%
Michéle McQuigg 40%
Lacey Putney 40%
Frank Hargrove, Sr. 39%
Harry Blevins 37%
Robert Tata 37%
Terrie Suit 36%
VA State House 40 Tim Hugo Republican 33%
Dave Nutter 33%
Harry Parrish 33%
Thomas Rust 33%
VA State Senate 7 Frank Wagner Republican 33%
L. Bryant, Jr. 32%
Joe May 32%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 31%
Charles Hawkins 30%
John Chichester 29%
Kenneth Stolle 29%
David Albo 28%
VA State House 66 Kirk Cox Republican 26%
William Howell 26%
John Watkins 26%
J. Brandon Bell II 25%
William Fralin, Jr. 25%
John O'Bannon III 25%
Bob McDonnell 24%
VA State Senate 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 24%
James O'Brien, Jr. 24%
Bob Purkey 24%
Harvey Morgan 23%
VA State Senate 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 22%
Thomas Gear 22%
Clarke Hogan 22%
Robert Hurt 22%
Bill Janis 22%
VA State House 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 22%
John Spence Reid 22%
VA Justice of the Supreme Court Bill Mims 21%
Allen Wayne Dudley 18%
Stephen Martin 18%
Melanie Rapp 18%
Beverly Sherwood 18%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 17%
D. Nick Rerras 17%
Walter Stosch 16%
Martin Williams 16%
Allen Louderback 13%
Clifford Athey, Jr. 11%
VA State House 58 Robert Bell III Republican 11%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 11%
Bill Bolling 11%
VA State Senate 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 11%
Scott Lingamfelter 11%
Bradley Marrs 11%
VA State Senate 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 11%
VA State Senate 23 Stephen Newman Republican 11%
Glenn Oder 11%
Christopher Saxman 11%
VA State House 22 Kathy Byron Republican 10%
VA State House 76 Chris Jones Republican 10%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 10%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 8%
Glenn Weatherholtz 8%
John Welch III 8%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 8%
Leo Wardrup, Jr. 2%
VA State House 24 Benjamin Cline Republican 0%
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 0%
Ken Cuccinelli II 0%
Jeffrey Frederick 0%
VA State Senate 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 0%
Edward Scott 0%

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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