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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Robert Antonioni A+
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic C-
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic A
Jarrett Barrios A-
Frederick Berry F
John Binienda, Sr. A+
Thomas Birmingham F
Daniel Bosley D
Stephen Brewer A
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. B
Scott Brown A
David Bunker A
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic F
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill F
Christine Canavan A+
Gale Candaras F
Paul Caron D
Paul Casey F
Vincent Paul Ciampa D
Edward Clancy, Jr. A
Carol Cleven D
Edward Connolly F
Robert Correia C
Geraldine Creedon F
Robert Creedon, Jr. C
Brian Cresta A
Walter DeFilippi A
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic F
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican A
Paul Demakis F
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic C
Salvatore DiMasi D
David Donnelly F
Carol Donovan F
James Fagan B
Christopher Fallon F
Susan Fargo F
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic F
Barry Finegold F
Thomas Finneran D
Kevin Fitzgerald D
Nancy Flavin A
David Flynn C
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic F
John Fresolo A-
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican A+
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic A
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic B
Thomas George A+
Guy Glodis A+
Emile Goguen B
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic F
Shirley Gomes A+
William Greene, Jr. A
Cele Hahn A
Paul Haley F
Geoffrey Hall A
Robert Hargraves A+
Lida Harkins F
John Hart, Jr. F
Robert Havern III F
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican A+
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican A
Reed Hillman A
Christopher Hodgkins F
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic F
Frank Hynes D
Cheryl Ann Jacques F
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga F
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic F
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican A
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic F
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic B
Rachel Kaprielian F
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic C
Daniel Keenan A
Shaun Kelly A
Thomas Kennedy B
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic F
Michael Knapik A+
Brian Knuuttila A
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic F
Peter Koutoujian F
Paul Kujawski A
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic A
Peter Larkin F
Stephen LeDuc A
Brian Lees A+
John Lepper A
Maryanne Lewis D
John Locke D
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic B
David Magnani F
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic F
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic A
Francis Marini A+
J. James Marzilli, Jr. F
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic F
William McManus II F
Linda Melconian A
Joan Menard F
John Merrigan A
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic A
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic F
Richard Moore A+
Michael Morrissey B
Charles Murphy D
Kevin Murphy F
Therese Murray F
William Nagle, Jr. B
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic A
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. A
Thomas O'Brien A+
Eugene O'Flaherty F
Shirley Owens-Hicks F
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic A+
Steven Panagiotakos F
Marie Parente B
Anne Marie Paulsen F
Vincent Pedone D
Douglas Petersen F
George Peterson, Jr. A+
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic C
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican A
Susan Pope A
Ruth Provost F
John Quinn A
Pamela Resor F
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic A+
Mary Rogeness A
George Rogers B
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic F
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic F
J. Michael Ruane C
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic F
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic F
Charles Shannon, Jr. D
Mary Jane Simmons A+
John Slattery F
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic F
Jo Ann Sprague A+
Harriett Stanley F
John Stefanini F
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic F
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic B
David Sullivan A
Joseph Sullivan F
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic C
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican A+
Kathleen Teahan C
Richard Tisei A
Stephen Tobin B
Steven Tolman F
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. F
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic F
Robert Travaglini F
Philip Travis A
Susan Tucker F
Eric Turkington C
David Tuttle A+
Jim Vallee A
Anthony Verga F
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic A
Patricia Walrath A
Marian Walsh F
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh F
Dianne Wilkerson F
Alice Wolf F

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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