Rating Group: National Federation of Independent Business - Virginia

2012-2013 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin Democratic 45%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline Republican 100%
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 100%
VA State House - 3 Will Morefield Republican 90%
VA State House - 5 Israel O'Quinn Republican 100%
VA State House - 14 Danny Marshall III Republican 100%
VA State House - 15 Todd Gilbert Republican 100%
VA State House - 17 Chris Head Republican 100%
VA State House - 18 Mike Webert Republican 100%
VA State House - 22 Kathy Byron Republican 100%
VA State House - 26 Tony Wilt Republican 100%
VA State House - 27 Roxann Robinson Republican 100%
VA State House - 35 Mark Keam Democratic 64%
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum Democratic 55%
VA State House - 37 David Bulova Democratic 64%
VA State House - 38 Kaye Kory Democratic 55%
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 55%
VA State House - 41 Eileen Filler-Corn Democratic 55%
VA State House - 43 Mark Sickles Democratic 45%
VA State House - 46 Charniele Herring Democratic 55%
VA State House - 47 Patrick Hope Democratic 45%
VA State House - 49 Alfonso Lopez Democratic 45%
VA State House - 52 Luke Torian Democratic 73%
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. Republican 100%
VA State House - 58 Robert Bell III Republican 100%
VA State House - 59 Matt Fariss Republican 90%
VA State House - 60 James Edmunds II Republican 100%
VA State House - 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House - 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House - 69 Betsy Carr Democratic 45%
VA State House - 70 Delores McQuinn Democratic 45%
VA State House - 81 Barry Knight Republican 100%
VA State House - 92 Jeion Ward Democratic 55%
VA State House - 98 Keith Hodges Republican 100%
VA State House - 99 Margaret Ransone Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 2 Mamie Locke Democratic 36%
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 4 Ryan McDougle Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. Democratic 64%
VA State Senate - 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. Democratic 82%
VA State Senate - 9 Jennifer McClellan Democratic 56%
VA State Senate - 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 16 Joe Morrissey Democratic 55%
VA State Senate - 17 Bryce Reeves Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas Democratic 40%
VA State Senate - 20 Bill Stanley, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards Democratic 36%
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds Democratic 64%
VA State Senate - 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 27 Jill Vogel Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 28 Richard Stuart Republican 100%
VA State Senate - 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 45%
VA State Senate - 31 Barbara Favola Democratic 45%
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell Democratic 45%
VA State Senate - 34 Chap Petersen Democratic 55%
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw Democratic 55%
VA State Senate - 36 Scott Surovell Democratic 45%
VA State Senate - 37 David Marsden Democratic 45%
VA State Senate - 39 George Barker Democratic 45%
VA Mayor - At-Large Kenny Alexander 64%
David Albo 100%
Richard Anderson 100%
Mamye BaCote 55%
Richard Bell 100%
Richard Hayden Black 100%
Harry Blevins 91%
Robert Brink 45%
Charles Carrico, Sr. 100%
Mark Cole 100%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 50%
Barbara Comstock 100%
John Cox 100%
Kirk Cox 100%
Anne Crockett-Stark 100%
Rosalyn Dance 73%
Mark Dudenhefer 100%
David Englin 40%
Peter Farrell 100%
Scott Garrett 100%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 100%
Thomas Greason 100%
Gregory Habeeb 100%
Gordon Helsel, Jr. 100%
Mark Herring 45%
Daun Hester 50%
Algie Howell, Jr. 73%
William Howell 100%
Tim Hugo 100%
Salvatore Iaquinto 100%
Riley Ingram 100%
Matthew James 45%
Johnny Joannou 73%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 90%
Chris Jones 100%
Rob Krupicka 67%
Steve Landes 91%
James LeMunyon 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House - 4 Donald McEachin D 45%
VA U.S. House - 6 Ben Cline R 100%
VA State House - 1 Terry Kilgore R 100%
VA State House - 3 Will Morefield R 90%
VA State House - 5 Israel O'Quinn R 100%
VA State House - 14 Danny Marshall III R 100%
VA State House - 15 Todd Gilbert R 100%
VA State House - 17 Chris Head R 100%
VA State House - 18 Mike Webert R 100%
VA State House - 22 Kathy Byron R 100%
VA State House - 26 Tony Wilt R 100%
VA State House - 27 Roxann Robinson R 100%
VA State House - 35 Mark Keam D 64%
VA State House - 36 Ken Plum D 55%
VA State House - 37 David Bulova D 64%
VA State House - 38 Kaye Kory D 55%
VA State House - 39 Vivian Watts D 55%
VA State House - 41 Eileen Filler-Corn D 55%
VA State House - 43 Mark Sickles D 45%
VA State House - 46 Charniele Herring D 55%
VA State House - 47 Patrick Hope D 45%
VA State House - 49 Alfonso Lopez D 45%
VA State House - 52 Luke Torian D 73%
VA State House - 54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 100%
VA State House - 58 Robert Bell III R 100%
VA State House - 59 Matt Fariss R 90%
VA State House - 60 James Edmunds II R 100%
VA State House - 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. R 100%
VA State House - 65 Lee Ware, Jr. R 100%
VA State House - 69 Betsy Carr D 45%
VA State House - 70 Delores McQuinn D 45%
VA State House - 81 Barry Knight R 100%
VA State House - 92 Jeion Ward D 55%
VA State House - 98 Keith Hodges R 100%
VA State House - 99 Margaret Ransone R 100%
VA State Senate - 2 Mamie Locke D 36%
VA State Senate - 3 Thomas Norment, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate - 4 Ryan McDougle R 100%
VA State Senate - 5 Lionell Spruill, Sr. D 64%
VA State Senate - 6 Lynwood Lewis, Jr. D 82%
VA State Senate - 9 Jennifer McClellan D 56%
VA State Senate - 14 John Cosgrove, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate - 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate - 16 Joe Morrissey D 55%
VA State Senate - 17 Bryce Reeves R 100%
VA State Senate - 18 Louise Lucas D 40%
VA State Senate - 20 Bill Stanley, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate - 21 John Edwards D 36%
VA State Senate - 23 Stephen Newman R 100%
VA State Senate - 24 Emmett Hanger, Jr. R 100%
VA State Senate - 25 Creigh Deeds D 64%
VA State Senate - 26 Mark Obenshain R 100%
VA State Senate - 27 Jill Vogel R 100%
VA State Senate - 28 Richard Stuart R 100%
VA State Senate - 30 Adam Ebbin D 45%
VA State Senate - 31 Barbara Favola D 45%
VA State Senate - 32 Janet Howell D 45%
VA State Senate - 34 Chap Petersen D 55%
VA State Senate - 35 Dick Saslaw D 55%
VA State Senate - 36 Scott Surovell D 45%
VA State Senate - 37 David Marsden D 45%
VA State Senate - 39 George Barker D 45%
VA Mayor - At-Large Kenny Alexander 64%
David Albo 100%
Richard Anderson 100%
Mamye BaCote 55%
Richard Bell 100%
Richard Hayden Black 100%
Harry Blevins 91%
Robert Brink 45%
Charles Carrico, Sr. 100%
Mark Cole 100%
Charles Colgan, Sr. 50%
Barbara Comstock 100%
John Cox 100%
Kirk Cox 100%
Anne Crockett-Stark 100%
Rosalyn Dance 73%
Mark Dudenhefer 100%
David Englin 40%
Peter Farrell 100%
Scott Garrett 100%
Tom Garrett, Jr. 100%
Thomas Greason 100%
Gregory Habeeb 100%
Gordon Helsel, Jr. 100%
Mark Herring 45%
Daun Hester 50%
Algie Howell, Jr. 73%
William Howell 100%
Tim Hugo 100%
Salvatore Iaquinto 100%
Riley Ingram 100%
Matthew James 45%
Johnny Joannou 73%
Joseph Johnson, Jr. 90%
Chris Jones 100%
Rob Krupicka 67%
Steve Landes 91%
James LeMunyon 100%
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