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==2012 report==
 
==2012 report==
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On October 10, 2012, the Illinois Opportunity Project released its '''2012 Illinois Legislative Vote Card 97th General Assembly'''.  The Vote Card included information about 8 votes in the [[Illinois State Senate]] and 8 votes in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] that related to "issues that impact the families of Illinois."  Each legislator received a grade from A to F on the basis of "how often his or her votes protected taxpayers’ interests and promoted economic growth."<ref name="IOP"/>  Although 2012 was the IOP's first year publishing the Vote Card, the Illinois Policy Institute, another conservative-libertarian think tank, published a similar vote card in 2010 and 2011.<ref>[http://illinoispolicy.org/news/article.asp?ArticleSource=4454 Illinois Policy Institute, "2011 Illinois General Assembly Legislative Vote Card: Mid Year Report," October 11, 2011]</ref>
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The IOP chose votes on Medicaid restructuring, charter school funding, campaign financing, and cigarette and satellite taxes, among other issues.
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In the House, there were 9 A's, 17 B's, 23 C's, 26 D's, and 43 F's.  The mean score for state representatives was 50.61 (D-).  In the Senate, there 15 A's, 6 B's, 6 C's, 5 D's, and 43 F's.  The mean score for state senators was 54.19 (D).  One senator and two representatives did not receive a letter grade because they were not present for enough of the select votes.
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===Highest and lowest scores===
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Two representatives and eleven senators, all [[Republican Party|Republicans]] received perfect scores of 100 (A+).
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:650px;"
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! colspan="9" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |'''Legislators Scoring 100'''
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|-
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Name'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''District'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Party'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Score'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Grade'''
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|-
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| House 54||[[Thomas R. Morrison]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| House 109||[[Brad Halbrook]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 21||[[Ron Sandack]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 23||[[Carole Pankau]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 26||[[Dan Duffy]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 27||[[Matt Murphy]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 34||[[Dave Syverson]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 37||[[Darin LaHood]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 38||[[Sue Rezin]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 41||[[Christine Radogno]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 44||[[Bill Brady]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 51||[[Kyle McCarter]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| Senate 55||[[Dale A. Righter]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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|}
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Four representatives and twelve senators, all [[Democratic Party|Democrats]] received scores of 0 (F).
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{| {{table}}
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:650px;"
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! colspan="9" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |'''Legislators Scoring 0'''
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|-
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Name'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''District'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Party'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Score'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Grade'''
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|-
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| House 8||[[La Shawn K. Ford]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| House 10||[[Derrick Smith]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| House 27||[[Monique D. Davis]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| House 67||[[Charles E. Jefferson]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 2||[[William Delgado]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 3||[[Mattie Hunter]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 4||[[Kimberly Lightford]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 5||[[Annazette Collins]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 14||[[Emil Jones III]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 15||[[James Meeks]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 16||[[Jacqueline Collins]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 17||[[Donne Trotter]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 20||[[Iris Martinez]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 22||[[Michael Noland]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 40||[[Toi Hutchinson]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| Senate 57||[[James Clayborne Jr.]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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|}
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===Completed rankings===
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Click <nowiki>[show]</nowiki> in order to expand the tables below with the full lists of rankings by legislator.
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:650px;"
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! colspan="9" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |'''Complete Rankings for Illinois State Representatives'''
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|-
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Name'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''District'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Party'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Score'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Grade'''
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|-
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| 1||[[Dena Carli]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 2||[[Edward J. Acevedo]]||{{bluedot}}||33.33||F
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|-
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| 3||[[Luis Arroyo]]||{{bluedot}}||42.86||F
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|-
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| 4||[[Cynthia Soto]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 5||[[Kenneth Dunkin]]||{{bluedot}}||12.50||F
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|-
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| 6||[[Esther Golar]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 7||[[Karen Yarbrough]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 8||[[La Shawn K. Ford]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 9||[[Arthur Turner II]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 10||[[Derrick Smith]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 11||[[Ann M. Williams]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 12||[[Sara Feigenholtz]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 13||[[Gregory Harris]]||{{bluedot}}||42.86||F
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|-
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| 14||[[Kelly M. Cassidy]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 15||[[John D'Amico]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 16||[[Lou Lang]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 17||[[Daniel K. Biss]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 18||[[Robyn Gabel]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 19||[[Joseph M. Lyons]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 20||[[Michael McAuliffe]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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|-
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| 21||[[Michael Zalewski]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 22||[[Michael Madigan]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 23||[[Daniel Burke]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 24||[[Elizabeth Hernandez]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 25||[[Barbara Flynn Currie]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 26||[[Kimberly du Buclet]]||{{bluedot}}||14.29||F
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|-
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| 27||[[Monique D. Davis]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 28||[[Robert Rita]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 29||[[Thaddeus Jones]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 30||[[William Davis]]||{{bluedot}}||12.50||F
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|-
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| 31||[[Mary E. Flowers]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 32||[[Andre Thapedi]]||{{bluedot}}||14.29||F
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|-
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| 33||[[Marlow H. Colvin]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||NA
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|-
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| 33||[[Marcus Evans]]||{{bluedot}}||14.29||F
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|-
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| 34||[[Constance A. Howard]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 35||[[Bill Cunningham]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 36||[[Kelly M. Burke]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 37||[[Charles Krezwick]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 38||[[Al Riley]]||{{bluedot}}||12.50||F
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|-
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| 39||[[Maria Antonia Berrios]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 40||[[Deb Mell]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 41||[[Chris Nybo]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 42||[[Sandra M. Pihos]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 43||[[Keith Farnham]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 44||[[Fred Crespo]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 45||[[Franco Coladipietro]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 46||[[Dennis Reboletti]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 47||[[Patricia R. Bellock]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 48||[[Michael Connelly]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 49||[[Tim Schmitz]]||{{reddot}}||71.43||C
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|-
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| 50||[[Kay Hatcher]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 51||[[Ed Sullivan, Jr.]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 52||[[Kent Gaffney]]||{{reddot}}||66.67||C
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|-
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| 53||[[Sidney Mathias]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 54||[[Thomas R. Morrison]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 55||[[Harry R. Ramey, Jr.]]||{{reddot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 56||[[Michelle Mussman]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 57||[[Elaine Nekritz]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 58||[[Karen May]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 59||[[Carol Sente]]||{{bluedot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 60||[[Rita Mayfield]]||{{bluedot}}||28.57||F
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|-
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| 61||[[JoAnn D. Osmond]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 62||[[Sandy Cole]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 63||[[Jack D. Franks]]||{{bluedot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 65||[[Rosemary Mulligan]]||{{reddot}}||42.86||F
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|-
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| 66||[[David Harris]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 66||[[Michael W. Tryon]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 67||[[Charles E. Jefferson]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 68||[[Dave Winters]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 69||[[Joe Sosnowski]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 70||[[Robert W. Pritchard]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 71||[[Richard Morthland]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 72||[[Patrick J. Verschoore]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 73||[[David R. Leitch]]||{{reddot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 74||[[Donald L. Moffitt]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 75||[[Pam Roth]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 76||[[Frank J. Mautino]]||{{bluedot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 77||[[Angelo Saviano]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 78||[[Camille Y. Lilly]]||{{bluedot}}||14.29||F
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|-
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| 79||[[Lisa M. Dugan]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 80||[[Anthony DeLuca, Illinois Representative|Anthony DeLuca]]||{{bluedot}}||28.57||F
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|-
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| 81||[[Renee Kosel]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 82||[[Jim Durkin]]||{{reddot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 83||[[Linda Chapa LaVia]]||{{bluedot}}||28.57||F
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|-
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| 84||[[Tom Cross]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 85||[[Emily McAsey]]||{{bluedot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 86||[[Jack McGuire]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||NA
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|-
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| 86||[[Lawrence Walsh]]||{{bluedot}}||71.43||C
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|-
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| 87||[[Bill Mitchell]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 88||[[Dan Brady]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 89||[[Jim Sacia]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 90||[[Jerry L. Mitchell]]||{{reddot}}||71.43||C-
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|-
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| 91||[[Michael D. Unes]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 92||[[Jehan Gordon]]||{{bluedot}}||28.57||F
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|-
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| 93||[[Jil Tracy]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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|-
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| 94||[[Norine K. Hammond]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 95||[[Mike Fortner]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 96||[[Darlene Senger]]||{{reddot}}||71.43||C
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|-
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| 97||[[Jim Watson]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 98||[[Wayne Arthur Rosenthal]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 99||[[Raymond Poe]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 100||[[Rich Brauer]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 101||[[Adam M. Brown]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 102||[[Paul Evans]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 103||[[Naomi D. Jakobsson]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 104||[[Chad D. Hays]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 105||[[Jason Barickman]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 106||[[Keith P. Sommer]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 107||[[John Cavaletto]]||{{reddot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 108||[[David Reis]]||{{reddot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 109||[[Brad Halbrook]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 110||[[Chapin Rose]]||{{reddot}}||71.43||C
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|-
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| 111||[[Daniel V. Beiser]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 112||[[Dwight D. Kay]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 113||[[Scott Penny]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 114||[[Eddie Lee Jackson]]||{{bluedot}}||12.50||F
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|-
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| 115||[[Mike Bost]]||{{reddot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 116||[[Jerry Costello Jr.]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 117||[[John E. Bradley]]||{{bluedot}}||71.43||C
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|-
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| 118||[[Brandon W. Phelps]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:650px;"
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! colspan="9" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |'''Complete Rankings for Illinois State Senators'''
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|-
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Name'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''District'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Party'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Score'''
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! style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Grade'''
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|-
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| 1||[[Antonio Munoz]]||{{bluedot}}||42.86||F
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|-
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| 2||[[William Delgado]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 3||[[Mattie Hunter]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 4||[[Kimberly Lightford]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 5||[[Annazette Collins]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 6||[[John Cullerton]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 7||[[Heather Steans]]||{{bluedot}}||28.57||F
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|-
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| 8||[[Ira Silverstein]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 9||[[Jeffrey Schoenberg]]||{{bluedot}}||42.86||F
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|-
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| 10||[[John G. Mulroe]]||{{bluedot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 11||[[Steve Landek]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 12||[[Martin Sandoval]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 13||[[Kwame Raoul]]||{{bluedot}}||14.29||F
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|-
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| 14||[[Emil Jones III]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 15||[[James Meeks]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 16||[[Jacqueline Collins]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 17||[[Donne Trotter]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 18||[[Edward Maloney]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 19||[[Maggie Crotty]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 20||[[Iris Martinez]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 21||[[Ron Sandack]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 22||[[Michael Noland]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 23||[[Carole Pankau]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 24||[[Kirk Dillard]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 25||[[Chris Lauzen]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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|-
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| 26||[[Dan Duffy]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 27||[[Matt Murphy]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 28||[[John Millner]]||{{reddot}}||60.00||D
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|-
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| 29||[[Susan Garrett]]||{{bluedot}}||57.14||D
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|-
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| 30||[[Terry Link]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 31||[[Suzi Schmidt]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 32||[[Pamela Althoff]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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|-
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| 33||[[Dan Kotowski]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 34||[[Dave Syverson]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 35||[[Christine Johnson, Illinois legislator|Christine J. Johnson]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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|-
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| 36||[[Mike Jacobs]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 37||[[Darin LaHood]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 38||[[Sue Rezin]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 39||[[Don Harmon]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 40||[[Toi Hutchinson]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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|-
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| 41||[[Christine Radogno]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 42||[[Linda Holmes]]||{{bluedot}}||37.50||F
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|-
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| 43||[[Pat McGuire]]||{{bluedot}}||50.00||D-
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|-
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| 44||[[Bill Brady]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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|-
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| 45||[[Tim Bivins]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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|-
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| 46||[[Dave Koehler]]||{{bluedot}}||25.00||F
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|-
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| 47||[[John Sullivan (Illinois)|John Sullivan]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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| 48||[[Tom Johnson]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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|-
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| 49||[[William "Sam" McCann]]||{{reddot}}||85.71||B
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| 50||[[Larry Bomke]]||{{reddot}}||71.43||C
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| 51||[[Kyle McCarter]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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| 52||[[Michael Frerichs]]||{{bluedot}}||42.86||F
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| 53||[[Shane Cultra]]||{{reddot}}||87.50||A-
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| 54||[[John O. Jones]]||{{reddot}}||75.00||B-
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| 55||[[Dale A. Righter]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||A+
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| 56||[[William Haine]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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| 57||[[James Clayborne Jr.]]||{{bluedot}}||0.00||F
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| 58||[[David Luechtefeld]]||{{reddot}}||100.00||n/a
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| 59||[[Gary Forby]]||{{bluedot}}||62.50||C-
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|-
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|}
  
 
==Methodology==
 
==Methodology==
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The Illinois Opportunity Project weights all votes equally.  Each legislator's score is calculated by dividing the number of times he or she voted as recommended by the IOP by the number of selected votes at which he or she was present.  The IOP using the following grading scale to assign letter grades.<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/IOP-2012-IL-Vote-Card-FINAL.pdf Illinois Opportunity Project, 2012 Illinois Legislative Vote  Guide 97th General Assembly]</ref>
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| align="center" style="background:#f0f0f0;"|'''Lower Limit'''
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| 87.50||100.00||A
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| 75.00||87.49||B
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| 62.50||74.99||C
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| 50.00||62.49||D
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| 0||49.99||F
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|colspan="3" align="left"|This is the grading rubric used by the Illinois Opportunity Project Institute for its 2012 Legislative Vote Card.
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:58, 24 February 2013

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[1][2]

2012 report

On October 10, 2012, the Illinois Opportunity Project released its 2012 Illinois Legislative Vote Card 97th General Assembly. The Vote Card included information about 8 votes in the Illinois State Senate and 8 votes in the Illinois House of Representatives that related to "issues that impact the families of Illinois." Each legislator received a grade from A to F on the basis of "how often his or her votes protected taxpayers’ interests and promoted economic growth."[2] Although 2012 was the IOP's first year publishing the Vote Card, the Illinois Policy Institute, another conservative-libertarian think tank, published a similar vote card in 2010 and 2011.[3]

The IOP chose votes on Medicaid restructuring, charter school funding, campaign financing, and cigarette and satellite taxes, among other issues.

In the House, there were 9 A's, 17 B's, 23 C's, 26 D's, and 43 F's. The mean score for state representatives was 50.61 (D-). In the Senate, there 15 A's, 6 B's, 6 C's, 5 D's, and 43 F's. The mean score for state senators was 54.19 (D). One senator and two representatives did not receive a letter grade because they were not present for enough of the select votes.

Highest and lowest scores

Two representatives and eleven senators, all Republicans received perfect scores of 100 (A+).

Legislators Scoring 100
Name District Party Score Grade
House 54 Thomas R. Morrison Republican Party 100.00 A+
House 109 Brad Halbrook Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 21 Ron Sandack Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 23 Carole Pankau Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 26 Dan Duffy Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 27 Matt Murphy Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 34 Dave Syverson Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 37 Darin LaHood Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 38 Sue Rezin Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 44 Bill Brady Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 51 Kyle McCarter Republican Party 100.00 A+
Senate 55 Dale A. Righter Republican Party 100.00 A+

Four representatives and twelve senators, all Democrats received scores of 0 (F).

Legislators Scoring 0
Name District Party Score Grade
House 8 La Shawn K. Ford Democratic Party 0.00 F
House 10 Derrick Smith Democratic Party 0.00 F
House 27 Monique D. Davis Democratic Party 0.00 F
House 67 Charles E. Jefferson Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 5 Annazette Collins Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 14 Emil Jones III Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 15 James Meeks Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 16 Jacqueline Collins Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 22 Michael Noland Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 40 Toi Hutchinson Democratic Party 0.00 F
Senate 57 James Clayborne Jr. Democratic Party 0.00 F

Completed rankings

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Methodology

The Illinois Opportunity Project weights all votes equally. Each legislator's score is calculated by dividing the number of times he or she voted as recommended by the IOP by the number of selected votes at which he or she was present. The IOP using the following grading scale to assign letter grades.[4]

Lower Limit Upper Limit Grade
87.50 100.00 A
75.00 87.49 B
62.50 74.99 C
50.00 62.49 D
0 49.99 F
This is the grading rubric used by the Illinois Opportunity Project Institute for its 2012 Legislative Vote Card.

See also

External links

  • Previous Legislative Vote Cards from the Illinois Policy Institute: 2011, 2010

References