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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Rhode Island Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
RI State House 17 Robert Jacquard Democratic 100%
RI State House 19 Joseph McNamara Democratic 100%
RI State House 33 Donald Lally, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI State House 55 Arthur Corvese Democratic 100%
RI State Senate 4 Dominick Ruggerio Democratic 93%
RI State Senate 7 Frank Ciccone III Democratic 92%
RI State Senate 24 Marc Cote Democratic 100%
RI State Senate 30 William Walaska Democratic 89%
Stephen Alves 100%
Stephen Anderson 87%
Roger Badeau 67%
Leo Blais 100%
Kevin Breene 100%
John Celona 100%
Robert Flaherty 53%
Nicholas Gorham 100%
Robert Lowe 80%
Victor Moffitt 100%
Joseph Polisena 100%
Donald Reilly, Jr. 73%
William San Bento, Jr. 100%
John Savage 86%
Joseph Scott 88%
John Patrick Shanley, Jr. 70%

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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