Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
NM State House-1 Thomas Taylor R A-
NM State House-10 Henry Saavedra D C
NM State House-11 Rick Miera D D
NM State House-14 Miguel Garcia D F
NM State House-17 Edward Sandoval D D
NM State House-18 Gail Chasey D D
NM State House-19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton D D
NM State House-21 Mimi Stewart D F
NM State House-27 Lorenzo Larrañaga R A+
NM State House-32 Dona Irwin D D
NM State House-34 Mary Helen Garcia D F
NM State House-38 Dianne Hamilton R A
NM State House-40 Nick Salazar D C
NM State House-41 Debbie Rodella D D
NM State House-42 Roberto Gonzales D C
NM State House-48 Luciano Varela D D
NM State House-49 Don Tripp R A
NM State House-64 Anna Crook R A
NM State House-65 James Madalena, Jr. D B
NM State House-69 Ken Martinez D D
NM State Senate-3 John Pinto D D
NM State Senate-6 Carlos Cisneros D A-
NM State Senate-8 Pete Campos D C
NM State Senate-11 Linda Lopez D F
NM State Senate-16 Cisco McSorley D F
NM State Senate-19 Sue Wilson Beffort R A
NM State Senate-20 William Payne R A
NM State Senate-24 Nancy Rodriguez D D
NM State Senate-27 Stuart Ingle R A
NM State Senate-29 Michael Sanchez D F
NM State Senate-35 John Smith D A
NM State Senate-39 Phil Griego D B+
NM State Senate-41 Carroll Leavell R A
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran R A
Rod Adair A
Ben Altamirano C-
Manny Aragon F
Ray Begaye D
E. G. Blanton A
Mark Boitano A
George Duval Buffett A
Robert Burpo A
Joseph Carraro A
Max Coll F
Dara Dana A+
Dede Feldman F
Joseph Fidel C
Daniel Foley A
Mary Jane Garcia D
Ron Godbey A
Ramsay Gorham A
Pauline Gubbels A
George Hanosh C
Arthur Hawkins A
John Heaton C
Manuel Herrera C
Ted Hobbs A
Timothy Jennings B
Don Kidd A
Rhonda Sue King B
Ben Lujan, Sr. C
Fred Luna D
Patrick Lyons A+
Roman Maes III D
Terry Marquardt A
Joseph Mohorovic A
Cynthia Nava F
Danice Picraux F
Leonard Lee Rawson A
Benjamin Rios C
Earlene Roberts A
Shannon Robinson A+
Richard Romero F
Judy Vanderstar Russell A+
Raymond Sanchez F
Jerry Sandel B
Daniel Silva D
Joe Stell, Jr. A
James Taylor D
John Paul Taylor D
Joseph Thompson A+
Sandra Townsend A
Patsy Trujillo F
Leonard Tsosie F
Mario Urioste F
Gloria Vaughn A
P. Dave Vickers A
Richard Vigil D
Jeannette Wallace A
Leo Watchman, Jr. D
Donald Whitaker B
Walter Williams A
Delores Wright C

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