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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican A
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican A
TX State House 8 Byron Cook Republican A
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic B
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican A
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican A
TX State House 37 René Oliveira Democratic D
TX State House 46 Dawnna Dukes Democratic C
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican A+
TX State House 79 Joe Pickett Democratic C
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican A
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican A
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican A
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican A
TX State House 109 Helen Giddings Democratic D
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic C
TX State House 135 Gary Elkins Republican A
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican A
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic B+
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic F
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic C
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic C
TX State Senate 1 Bryan Hughes Republican A
TX State Senate 11 Larry Taylor Republican A
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic A
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican A
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic C
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic B
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic C
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic C
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic A
TX State Senate 30 Craig Estes Republican A
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican A
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican A
TX Mayor At-Large Sylvester Turner Democratic F
TX Council Member Place 2 Corbin Van Arsdale A
TX State Board of Education 5 Ken Mercer Republican A
TX Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court Eastern Ron Clark A+
Ray Allen A+
Ken Armbrister A+
Kip Averitt A
Kevin Bailey B+
Gonzalo Barrientos D
Todd Baxter A
Leo Berman A+
Teel Bivins A
Daniel Branch A
Kenneth Brimer A
Betty Brown A
Fred Brown A
Lon Burnam F
David Cain A
Bill Callegari A
Scott Campbell A
Gabi Canales A
Jaime Capelo, Jr. C
John Carona A
Carter Casteel A
Norma Chávez C
Warren Chisum A
Wayne Christian A
Robert Cook III A
Frank Corte, Jr. A
David Counts A
Joe Crabb A
Myra Crownover A
Debra Danburg C-
John Davis A
Glenda Dawson A
Dianne White Delisi A
Mary Denny A+
Bob Deuell A
Joe Driver A+
Robert Duncan A
Jim Dunnam C-
Al Edwards C
Craig Eiland A-
Rob Eissler A
Daniel Ellis A
Rodney Ellis C
David Farabee A
Ismael Flores C
Troy Fraser A
Pete Gallego B
Mario Gallegos, Jr. C
Dan Gattis A
Holt Getterman A
Bob Glaze A
Toby Goodman B
Tony Goolsby A
Rick Green A+
Kent Grusendorf A
Roberto Gutierrez B
Pat Haggerty A
Mike Hamilton A
Peggy Hamric A
Rick Hardcastle A
Linda Harper-Brown A
Chris Harris A
Will Ford Hartnett A
Talmadge Heflin A
Harvey Hilderbran A
Fred Hill A
Scott Hochberg C
Terri Hodge C
Mark Homer A
Ruben Hope, Jr. A
Chuck Hopson A
Charlie Howard A
Bob Hunter A
Suzanna Gratia Hupp A+
Carl Isett A+
Mike Jackson A
Kyle Janek A
Delwin Jones A
Elizabeth Ames Jones A
Jesse Jones C
Terry Keel A+
Jim Keffer A
William Keffer A
Mike Krusee A
Edmund Kuempel A+
James Laney A
Glenn Lewis C
Jon Lindsay A+
Vilma Luna C
Jerry Madden A
Frank Madla, Jr. A
Trey Martinez Fischer C
Brian McCall B
Ruth Jones McClendon C
Jim McReynolds A
Thomas Merritt A
Sid Miller A
Joe Moreno C
Paul Moreno C
Anna Mowery A
Elliott Naishtat D
Jane Gray Nelson A+
Joe Nixon A+
Rick Noriega A
Steve Ogden A
Dora Olivo C
Jim Pitts A
Robert Puente C
Irma Rangel C
Bill Ratliff A
Elvira Reyna A
Debbie Riddle A
Allan Ritter A
Gene Seaman A
Florence Shapiro A
Eliot Shapleigh C-
Todd Smith A+
Wayne Smith A
Jim Solís C
Burt Solomons A
Todd Staples A+
Jack Stick A
David Swinford A
Robert Talton A+
Barry Telford A+
Vicki Truitt A
D. R. Uher A
Leticia Van de Putte B
Michael Villarreal B-
Earl Wentworth A
George West A
Tommy Williams A
Ron Wilson A+
Miguel Wise B
Arlene Reid Wohlgemuth A
Steven Wolens C
Martha Wong A
Beverly Woolley A
Ken Yarbrough B+

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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