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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

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

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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