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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic A
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican A
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic A
NM Governor Susana Martinez Republican A
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez Republican A
NM State House 1 Thomas Taylor Republican A+
NM State House 2 James Strickler Republican A
NM State House 3 Paul Bandy Republican A
NM State House 5 Sandra Jeff Democratic A
NM State House 6 Eliseo Alcon Democratic A
NM State House 8 Alonzo Baldonado Republican A
NM State House 9 Patricia Lundstrom Democratic A
NM State House 10 Henry Saavedra Democratic A
NM State House 11 Rick Miera Democratic F
NM State House 12 Ernest Chavez, Sr. Democratic F
NM State House 14 Miguel Garcia Democratic F
NM State House 16 Moe Maestas Democratic A-
NM State House 17 Edward Sandoval Democratic C+
NM State House 18 Gail Chasey Democratic C-
NM State House 19 Sheryl Williams-Stapleton Democratic C
NM State House 20 James White Republican A
NM State House 21 Mimi Stewart Democratic F
NM State House 22 James Smith Republican A
NM State House 27 Lorenzo Larrañaga Republican A+
NM State House 28 Jimmie Hall Republican A+
NM State House 29 Thomas Anderson Republican A+
NM State House 30 Nathaniel Gentry Republican A
NM State House 31 William Rehm Republican A+
NM State House 32 Dona Irwin Democratic A
NM State House 34 Mary Helen Garcia Democratic F
NM State House 35 Jeff Steinborn Democratic A
NM State House 37 Terry McMillan Republican A
NM State House 38 Dianne Hamilton Republican A+
NM State House 39 Rodolpho Martinez Democratic A
NM State House 40 Nick Salazar Democratic A
NM State House 41 Debbie Rodella Democratic A+
NM State House 42 Roberto Gonzales Democratic A
NM State House 44 Jane Powdrell-Culbert Republican A+
NM State House 45 Jim Trujillo Democratic B
NM State House 47 Brian Egolf, Jr. Democratic A
NM State House 48 Luciano Varela Democratic F
NM State House 49 Don Tripp Republican A+
NM State House 51 Yvette Herrell Republican A
NM State House 54 Bill Gray Republican A
NM State House 55 Cathrynn Brown Republican A
NM State House 56 Zach Cook Republican A
NM State House 58 Candy Ezzell Republican A+
NM State House 59 Nora Espinoza Republican A
NM State House 60 Tim Lewis Republican A
NM State House 62 Donald Bratton Republican A
NM State House 64 Anna Crook Republican A+
NM State House 65 James Madalena, Jr. Democratic B-
NM State House 67 Dennis Roch Republican A
NM State House 69 Ken Martinez Democratic B-
NM State Senate 13 William O'Neill Democratic A
NM State Senate 31 Joseph Cervantes Democratic A
NM Attorney General Gary King Democratic A+
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran Republican A
NM Commissioner 3 Leroy Candelaria A-
Antoinette Baca B
Jon Barela A
Andrew Barreras A
Ray Begaye A-
Matthew Chandler A
Eleanor Chavez F
Brian Colon A
Nathan Cote A
Diane Denish A
David Doyle A
Thomas Garcia A
Keith Gardner A+
Karen Giannini C
Joni Gutierrez F
John Heaton A+
Justin Horwitz A
Conrad James A
Larry Kennedy A
Rhonda Sue King A-
Dennis Kintigh A
Timothy Lardner A
Ricky Little A
Antonio Lujan F
Ben Lujan, Sr. F
Julian Luna A
Michael Malloy A
Tom Mullins A
Matthew Nielsen A
Andrew Nuñez A
Al Park B
Linda Pecotte A
Clara Pena A
Danice Picraux F
Virginia Robertson A
Benjamin Rodefer F
Tony Romo A
Matthew Rush A
Melinda Russ A
Harry Teague A
Jack Thomas B
Jennifer Thornburg A
Shirley Tyler A
Richard Vigil B+
Thomas Walker A
Jeannette Wallace A
Clyde Wheeler A
Debra White 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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