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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
IA State House 10 Mike Sexton Republican A
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican A
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican A++
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic D
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican B
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic D
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican A
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic A+
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican C
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic A
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic A+
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic F
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic F
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican A
Dwayne Alons A
Rich Arnold A
Donna Hammitt Barry A
Paul Bell F
Dennis Black A+
Gary Blodgett A+
Carmine Boal B
Daniel Boddicker A+
Nancy Boettger A+
Effie Lee Boggess A
Clyde Edward Bradley A+
Barry Brauns D
Robert John Brunkhorst D
Polly Bukta D
Danny Carroll A
Michael Cataldo A
Frank Chiodo B
John Connors B
Michael Cormack A++
Minnette Frerichs Doderer F
James Drees B
Russell James Eddie A+
Steve Falck C
Ed Fallon, Jr. F
Bill Fink C
Thomas Flynn A
Romaine Foege D
Wayne Ford F
Mary Lou Freeman D
Marcella Frevert B
Teresa Garman A+
Sandy Greiner A+
Betty Grundberg D
Jim Hahn A
Johnie Hammond F
Brad Hansen C
Steven Hansen C
Patricia Joan Harper F
Danny Holmes A+
Jack Holveck F
Lance Horbach C
Hubert Houser A+
Geri Huser A
Stewart Iverson, Jr. A+
Libby Jacobs B
Michael Jager A
G. Willard Jenkins B
John Jensen C
Ralph Klemme A+
Mary Kramer A+
Keith Kreiman C+
Mark Kuhn C
Jeffrey Lamberti A+
Rick Larkin B
Charles Larson, Jr. A+
David Lord B-
Mona Martin A+
Dennis May A+
Derryl McLaren A+
Dolores Mertz A+
Janet Metcalf D
David Millage A+
David Miller A
J. Norman Mundie B+
Pat Murphy D
Richard Myers D
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes D
Michael O'Brien B
Robert Osterhaus D
Scott Raecker A
Christopher Rants A+
Henry Rayhons A
Rebecca Reynolds B
Steven Richardson B
Sheldon Rittmer B+
Paul Scherrman B
David Floyd Schrader C
Donald Shoultz D
J. Brent Siegrist A+
Greg Stevens D
Steven Sukup A
Russell Teig A+
Roger Thomas F
Rosemary Thomson C
Margaret Tinsman F
Phillip Tyrrell A+
James Van Engelenhoven A
James Van Fossen A+
Kenneth Veenstra B
Steven Warnstadt A
Richard Weidman A+
Keith William Weigel C
Jerry Welter A+
Wesley Whitead D
Philip Wise B
William Witt 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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