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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: New York Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NY State Assembly 122 Clifford Crouch Republican 77%
NY State Senate 49 Hugh Farley Republican, Conservative, Independence 100%
NY Supervisor At-Large Alexander Gromack 89%
Nancy Calhoun 100%
Samuel Colman 89%
James Conte 69%
Paul Harenberg 46%
Richard Keane 92%
William Parment 100%
David Seaman 92%
Richard Smith 91%
Caesar Trunzo 77%
Dale Volker 100%
Robert Warner 63%
Robert Wertz 92%

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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