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