Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
NM State House-9 Patricia Lundstrom D A
NM State House-14 Miguel Garcia D F
NM State House-18 Gail Chasey D F
NM State House-19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton D F
NM State House-27 Lorenzo Larrañaga R A+
NM State House-28 Jimmie Hall R A+
NM State House-31 William Rehm R A+
NM State House-32 Dona Irwin D A
NM State House-36 Andrew Nuñez R A
NM State House-38 Dianne Hamilton R A+
NM State House-40 Nick Salazar D B-
NM State House-41 Debbie Rodella D A
NM State House-42 Roberto Gonzales D B
NM State House-44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert R A+
NM State House-45 Jim Trujillo D D
NM State House-48 Luciano Varela D F
NM State House-49 Don Tripp R A
NM State House-58 Candy Ezzell R A
NM State House-65 James Madalena, Jr. D D
NM State Senate-17 Mimi Stewart D D
NM State Senate-25 Peter Wirth D F
NM State Senate-31 Joseph Cervantes D A-
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas D A
NM Mayor-At-Large Thomas Swisstack A
Thomas Anderson A+
Janice Arnold-Jones A
Ray Begaye B-
Donald Bratton A
Jose Campos II B
Ernest Chavez, Sr. F
Anna Crook A
Daniel Foley A
Justine Fox-Young A+
Mary Helen Garcia F
Keith Gardner A
Joni Gutierrez F
George Hanosh F
Irvin Harrison D
John Heaton A+
Manuel Herrera B+
Rhonda Sue King A
Antonio Lujan F
Terry Marquardt A+
Kathy McCoy A+
Rick Miera F
Brian Moore A
Al Park B+
Danice Picraux F
Henry Saavedra A-
Edward Sandoval F
Daniel Silva B+
Thomas Taylor A
Gloria Vaughn A
Richard Vigil B
Jeannette Wallace A
Donald Whitaker A
Walter Williams A
Eric Youngberg A+
Teresa Zanetti A

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