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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican A+
Richard Anderson C+
Rich Arnold A+
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican A+
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic A
Paul Bell D
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic C
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic A+
Carmine Boal A
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican A+
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic C
Polly Bukta D
Danny Carroll A
Royd Chambers A+
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic C
Swati Dandekar C
Mark Davitt C
Betty De Boef A
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic A-
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican A+
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic F
George Eichhorn B+
Romaine Foege C
Wayne Ford F
Mary Lou Freeman B
Marcella Frevert B-
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic D
Polly Granzow D
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican A
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic D
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican B+
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic C
Clarence Hoffman A
Lance Horbach A+
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic A+
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican A
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic D
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
Geri Huser A
Libby Jacobs B
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic F
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican A
Jeff Kaufmann A
Keith Kreiman A
Mark Kuhn D
David Lalk A-
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic C-
Steven Lukan A
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic A
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
Mike May A
Kevin McCarthy A
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic B+
Dolores Mertz A+
David Miller A
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic D
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic D
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic D
Donovan Olson B
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic C
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican A
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican A
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic C-
Brian Quirk B-
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic F
Scott Raecker B+
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic A
Christopher Rants A+
Daniel Rasmussen A-
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican B+
Michael Reasoner C
Nathan Reichert A
Rod Roberts C-
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican A
Bill Schickel A
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic C
Paul Shomshor, Jr. A
Donald Shoultz F
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic C+
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican B
Roger Stewart A
Doug Struyk B
Kurt Swaim A
Rich Taylor B
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic D
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic A
Dave Tjepkes A
Jodi Tymeson A+
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican A
James Van Engelenhoven A
James Van Fossen A+
Jim Van Fossen A+
Steven Warnstadt A
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican B-
John Whitaker D
Wesley Whitead D
Ron Wieck A
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic D
Philip Wise 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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