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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
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican A
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican B
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic C-
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts 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 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican C+
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican A
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic D
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic C
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican B
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic C
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic C
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican A
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic A
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic C
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican D-
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic D
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican A
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic C
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican A+
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican A
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic A+
IA State Senate 16 Dick Dearden Democratic A
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic D
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic C
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic B+
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican A
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic A
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic B
IA State Senate 33 Robert Hogg Democratic D
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic A+
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic F
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican A+
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic C
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic C
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic F
IA Director of the Department of Natural Resources Charles Gipp Republican A
IA Supervisor At-Large Doug Shull Republican A
Rich Arnold A+
Andra Atteberry D
Paul Bell D
Carmine Boal B
Daniel Boddicker A+
Effie Lee Boggess A+
Robert John Brunkhorst B
Polly Bukta D
Danny Carroll A
Royd Chambers A
Frank Chiodo A
John Connors A
Betty De Boef A-
Ervin Dennis C-
Richard Drake A-
George Eichhorn B+
Jeffrey Elgin B+
Ed Fallon, Jr. F
Thomas Fiegen F
Barbara Finch B+
Bill Fink C
Thomas Flynn A+
Romaine Foege D
Wayne Ford F
Mary Lou Freeman C
Marcella Frevert B-
Polly Granzow A-
Jane Greimann C
Betty Grundberg D
Jim Hahn A
Brad Hansen A
Dell Hanson B+
Clarence Hoffman A
Lance Horbach A+
Julie Hosch A-
Geri Huser A
Stewart Iverson, Jr. A+
Libby Jacobs B
G. Willard Jenkins C+
Gerald Jones A-
Ralph Klemme A
Mary Kramer A+
Keith Kreiman B-
Mark Kuhn C
James Kurtenbach A
David Lalk B+
Jeffrey Lamberti A
Charles Larson, Jr. A
Charles Larson, Jr. A
Steven Lukan C
O. Gene Maddox F
Gene Manternach B
Dolores Mertz A+
David Miller A
Richard Myers A
Donovan Olson A
Robert Osterhaus D
John Putney A
Brian Quirk D
Scott Raecker A
Christopher Rants A
Daniel Rasmussen C
Leigh Rekow A
Rod Roberts B
Bill Schickel A
James Seymour B
Mark Shearer C
Donald Shoultz D
Bryan Sievers B+
Greg Stevens F
Kurt Swaim A
Rich Taylor C+
Margaret Tinsman F
Dave Tjepkes A-
Jodi Tymeson A+
James Van Engelenhoven B+
James Van Fossen A+
Jim Van Fossen A
Kenneth Veenstra A
Steven Warnstadt A
Roger Wendt F
John Whitaker D
Wesley Whitead D
Ron Wieck A
Paul Wilderdyke C+
Philip Wise A
Mark Zieman 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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