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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic A
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic F
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic F
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic F
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican A+
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican A+
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican A+
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic A
NM State House 36 Andrew Nuñez Republican A
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican A+
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic B-
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic A
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic B
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican A+
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic D
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic F
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican A
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican A
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic D
NM State Senate 17 Mimi Stewart Democratic D
NM State Senate 25 Peter Wirth Democratic F
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic A-
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas Democratic 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

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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