Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
IA State House-3 Daniel Huseman R A+
IA State House-5 Chuck Soderberg R B
IA State House-9 Helen Miller D D
IA State House-19 Ralph Watts R B-
IA State House-20 Clel Baudler R A+
IA State House-21 Jack Drake R A+
IA State House-24 Cecil Dolecheck R A
IA State House-31 Rick Olson D C
IA State House-34 Bruce Hunter D D
IA State House-41 Jo Oldson D D
IA State House-46 Lisa Heddens D C
IA State House-54 Linda Upmeyer R A
IA State House-62 Deborah Berry D C
IA State House-67 Kraig Paulsen R A
IA State House-70 Todd Taylor D D
IA State House-71 Mark Smith D C+
IA State House-81 Mary Gaskill D D
IA State House-84 David Heaton R B+
IA State House-85 Vicki Lensing D C-
IA State House-86 Mary Mascher D F
IA State House-87 Dennis Cohoon D C
IA State House-88 Tom Sands R A
IA State House-89 Jim Lykam D A
IA State House-90 Cindy Winckler D D
IA State Senate-1 David Johnson R A
IA State Senate-18 Janet Petersen D C-
IA State Senate-21 Matthew McCoy D B+
IA State Senate-23 Herman Quirmbach D F
IA State Senate-27 Amanda Ragan D A
IA State Senate-31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D A-
IA State Senate-35 Wally Horn D A+
IA State Senate-37 Robert Dvorsky D F
IA State Senate-43 Joe Bolkcom D C
IA State Senate-45 Joe Seng D C
IA State Senate-50 Pam Jochum D F
Dwayne Alons A+
Richard Anderson C+
Rich Arnold A+
Daryl Beall A
Paul Bell D
Dennis Black A+
Carmine Boal A
Nancy Boettger A+
Polly Bukta D
Danny Carroll A
Royd Chambers A+
Swati Dandekar C
Mark Davitt C
Betty De Boef A
George Eichhorn B+
Romaine Foege C
Wayne Ford F
Mary Lou Freeman B
Marcella Frevert B-
Polly Granzow D
Sandy Greiner A
Jack Hatch D
Clarence Hoffman A
Lance Horbach A+
Hubert Houser A
Geri Huser A
Libby Jacobs B
Jeff Kaufmann A
Keith Kreiman A
Mark Kuhn D
David Lalk A-
Steven Lukan A
Mike May A
Kevin McCarthy A
Dolores Mertz A+
David Miller A
Pat Murphy D
Donovan Olson B
Steven Olson A
Brian Quirk B-
Scott Raecker B+
Christopher Rants A+
Daniel Rasmussen A-
Henry Rayhons B+
Michael Reasoner C
Nathan Reichert A
Rod Roberts C-
Bill Schickel A
Paul Shomshor, Jr. A
Donald Shoultz F
Roger Stewart A
Doug Struyk B
Kurt Swaim A
Rich Taylor B
Roger Thomas A
Dave Tjepkes A
Jodi Tymeson A+
James Van Engelenhoven A
James Van Fossen A+
Jim Van Fossen A+
Steven Warnstadt A
John Whitaker D
Wesley Whitead D
Ron Wieck A
Philip Wise A+

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