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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic B
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic B
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic F
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic F
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican A
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic C
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican A
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic F
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic F
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic A
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic C
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic A
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic C
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic F
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic F
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic C-
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic C
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic F
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic A
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican A
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic F
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic F
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic B
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic A
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic A
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic A
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic B
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic F
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican A
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic A+
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic F
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic F
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic F
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic F
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic F
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic F
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican A+
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican A+
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic A
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic A+
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic A+
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic F
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic F
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican A+
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic F
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic F
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic F
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic F
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic F
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic F
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic A+
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic B
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican A+
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic A
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic A+
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic F
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. F
MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian Democratic F
MA Councilor At-Large Michael Cahill No Party Affiliation F
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga Democratic F
Robert Antonioni A+
Jarrett Barrios A-
Frederick Berry F
Thomas Birmingham F
Daniel Bosley D
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. B
Scott Brown A
David Bunker A
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
Paul Demakis F
Salvatore DiMasi D
David Donnelly F
Carol Donovan F
James Fagan B
Susan Fargo F
Thomas Finneran D
Kevin Fitzgerald D
Nancy Flavin A
David Flynn C
John Fresolo A-
Thomas George A+
Guy Glodis A+
Emile Goguen B
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
Reed Hillman A
Christopher Hodgkins F
Frank Hynes D
Cheryl Ann Jacques F
Daniel Keenan A
Shaun Kelly A
Michael Knapik A+
Brian Knuuttila A
Peter Koutoujian F
Paul Kujawski A
Peter Larkin F
Stephen LeDuc A
Brian Lees A+
John Lepper A
Maryanne Lewis D
John Locke D
David Magnani F
Francis Marini A+
J. James Marzilli, Jr. F
William McManus II F
Linda Melconian A
Joan Menard F
John Merrigan A
Michael Morrissey B
Charles Murphy D
Kevin Murphy F
William Nagle, Jr. B
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. A
Thomas O'Brien A+
Eugene O'Flaherty F
Shirley Owens-Hicks F
Steven Panagiotakos F
Marie Parente B
Anne Marie Paulsen F
Vincent Pedone D
Douglas Petersen F
Susan Pope A
Ruth Provost F
John Quinn A
Pamela Resor F
Mary Rogeness A
George Rogers B
J. Michael Ruane C
Charles Shannon, Jr. D
Mary Jane Simmons A+
John Slattery F
Jo Ann Sprague A+
Harriett Stanley F
John Stefanini F
David Sullivan A
Joseph Sullivan F
Kathleen Teahan C
Richard Tisei A
Stephen Tobin B
Steven Tolman F
Robert Travaglini F
Philip Travis A
Susan Tucker F
Eric Turkington C
David Tuttle A+
Jim Vallee A
Anthony Verga F
Patricia Walrath A
Marian 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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