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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
Richard Anderson C+
Rich Arnold A+
Paul Bell D
Carmine Boal 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
Clarence Hoffman A
Lance Horbach 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
Donovan Olson B
Brian Quirk B-
Scott Raecker B+
Christopher Rants A+
Daniel Rasmussen A-
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
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+
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic A
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic C
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic A+
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic C
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic C
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic A-
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic F
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic D
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic D
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic C
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic A+
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic D
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic F
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic C-
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic A
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic B+
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic D
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic D
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic D
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic C
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic C-
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic F
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic A
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic C
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic C+
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic D
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic A
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic D
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican A+
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican A+
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican A+
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State House 21 Jack Drake Republican A+
IA State Senate 39 Sandy Greiner Republican A
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican B+
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican A
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican A
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican A
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican A
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican B+
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican A
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican B
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican A
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican B-

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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