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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican A
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic D
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic F
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican A
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican A+
IA Governor Terry Branstad Republican A
IA State House 1 Jeff Smith Republican A
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
IA State House 4 Dwayne Alons Republican A+
IA State House 5 Chuck Soderberg Republican A+
IA State House 6 Ron Jorgensen Republican A-
IA State House 8 Henry Rayhons Republican A+
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic C
IA State House 10 Tom Shaw Republican A
IA State House 11 Gary Worthan Republican A
IA State House 15 Mark Brandenburg Republican A
IA State House 16 Mary Ann Hanusa Republican A
IA State House 17 Matt Windschitl Republican A+
IA State House 18 Jason Schultz Republican A+
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 22 Greg Forristall Republican A
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State House 27 Joel Fry Republican A
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic B
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic F
IA State House 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic F
IA State House 38 Kevin Koester Republican A
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic F
IA State House 42 Peter Cownie Republican A
IA State House 43 Chris Hagenow Republican A+
IA State House 45 Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Democratic F
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic D
IA State House 47 Chip Baltimore Republican A-
IA State House 48 Robert Bacon Republican A
IA State House 49 Dave Deyoe Republican A+
IA State House 50 Patrick Grassley Republican A+
IA State House 51 Joshua Byrnes Republican A
IA State House 53 Sharon Steckman Democratic A
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican A
IA State House 55 Roger Thomas Democratic A+
IA State House 58 Brian Moore Republican C
IA State House 59 Bob Kressig Democratic A
IA State House 60 Walt Rogers Republican B+
IA State House 62 Deborah Berry Democratic C+
IA State House 65 Tyler Olson Democratic A
IA State House 67 Kraig Paulsen Republican A+
IA State House 69 Kirsten Running-Marquardt Democratic A
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic C
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic B+
IA State House 74 Dave Jacoby Democratic F
IA State House 75 Dawn Pettengill Republican A
IA State House 78 Jarad Klein Republican A
IA State House 79 Guy Vander Linden Republican A
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic C
IA State House 82 Curt Hanson Democratic A
IA State House 83 Jerry Kearns Democratic A
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican A
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic F
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic B
IA State House 88 Tom Sands Republican A+
IA State House 89 Jim Lykam Democratic A+
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic F
IA State House 91 Mark Lofgren Republican A
IA State House 93 Phyllis Thede Democratic A
IA State House 94 Linda Miller Republican A
IA State House 96 Lee Hein Republican B
IA State House 97 Steven Olson Republican A
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic C
IA State House 100 Charles Isenhart Democratic F
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Republican A
IA State Senate 3 Bill Anderson Republican A
IA State Senate 5 Daryl Beall Democratic A
IA State Senate 7 Rick Bertrand Republican A
IA State Senate 9 Nancy Boettger Republican A+
IA State Senate 11 Hubert Houser Republican A
IA State Senate 13 Julian Garrett Republican A
IA State Senate 15 Dennis Black Democratic A+
IA State Senate 17 Jack Hatch Democratic F
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic D-
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican A
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic A
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic D
IA State Senate 25 Bill Dix Republican A
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic A
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic A
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 41 Mark Chelgren Republican A
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic F
IA State Senate 45 Joe Seng Democratic B
IA State Senate 47 Roby Smith Republican A
IA Attorney General Thomas Miller Democratic F
IA Secretary of State Matt Schultz Republican A
IA Supervisor At-Large Stephen Burgmeier Republican A
IA Alderman Ward 4 Ray Ambrose A
IA Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Republican A
Matt Alcazar A
Richard Anderson A
Staci Appel C
Rich Arnold A+
Roger Arthur A
McKinley Bailey A
Deb Ballalatak C+
Carla Batchelor A
John Beard B+
Darin Beck A
Darlene Blake A
Leonard Boswell A
Cate Bryan A
Matt Campbell A
Royd Chambers A+
Nathan Clubb A
Roxanne Conlin D
Chet Culver A
Betty De Boef A+
David Dicks A
Daniel Dirkx A
Ann Marie Fairchild A-
Ron Fedler A
Gene Ficken C
Brenna Findley A
Shawn Graham A
Bill Heckroth B
Erik Helland A+
Jane Hodoly A
Lance Horbach A+
Geri Huser A
Stewart Iverson, Jr. A
David Jamison A
Jane Jech B+
James Johnson A
Gary Jordan A
Jeff Kaufmann A+
Doris Kelley A
Dan Kennedy B-
Paul Kern A
Micheal Klimesh A
Keith Kreiman A
Benjamin Lange A
Dave Leach A
Hank Linden B+
Steven Lukan A
Larry Marek A
Glen Massie A
Kevin McCarthy A+
Chris McGonegle A
Lannie Miller B+
Mariannette Miller-Meeks A
James Mills A
Andrew Naeve A
Larry Noble A
Rich Olive C+
Donovan Olson C
Eric Palmer A-
Ross Paustian A
Kim Pearson A
Tim Pierce F
Joe Pirillo A
Marty Pottebaum A
Brian Quirk A+
Scott Raecker A
Brian Randall A
Daniel Rasmussen A+
Michael Reasoner A-
Nathan Reichert A+
Mark Riley A
John Rooff A
David Rose A
Becky Schmitz A
Scott Schondelmeyer A
Thomas Schueller F
Renee Schulte A
Karin Sevde A
Paul Shomshor, Jr. A+
Kent Sorenson A
Chad Steenhoek A
Kurt Swaim A+
Annette Sweeney A
Gabe Swersie A
Jeremy Taylor A
Josh Thurston A
Dave Tjepkes A+
James Van Engelenhoven A+
David Vaudt A
Nick Wagner A
Jeremy Walters B+
Andrew Wenthe A
Nate Willems F
Ray Zirkelbach 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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