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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Shooting Sports Association

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State House 1 Gerald Bennett Republican A
MT State House 2 Mike Cuffe Republican B
MT State House 4 Keith Regier Republican A
MT State House 8 Steve Lavin Republican C
MT State House 22 Robert Mehlhoff Democratic A
MT State House 26 Mitch Tropila Democratic C
MT State House 27 Roy Hollandsworth Republican A
MT State House 29 Bill Harris Republican B
MT State House 30 Ryan Osmundson Republican B
MT State House 34 Austin Knudsen Republican B
MT State House 37 Lee Randall Republican A
MT State House 40 Tom Berry Republican B
MT State House 42 Carolyn Pease-Lopez Democratic F
MT State House 51 Margie MacDonald Democratic F
MT State House 54 Jeffrey Essmann Republican A
MT State House 67 Tom Burnett Republican A
MT State House 68 Art Wittich Republican A
MT State House 72 Jeffrey Welborn Republican B
MT State House 73 Edith McClafferty Democratic D
MT State House 74 Pat Noonan Democratic B
MT State House 80 Mike Miller Republican A
MT State House 83 Chuck Hunter Democratic F
MT State House 86 Ron Ehli Republican C
MT State House 88 Edward Greef Republican B
MT State House 92 Doc Moore Republican A
MT State House 93 Dan Salomon Republican B
MT State Senate 1 Chas Vincent Republican A
MT State Senate 4 Mark Blasdel Republican A
MT State Senate 6 Janna Taylor Republican A
MT State Senate 9 Llewelyn Jones Republican A
MT State Senate 13 Brian Hoven Republican A
MT State Senate 14 Kristin Hansen Republican B
MT State Senate 18 Matt Rosendale Republican A
MT State Senate 20 Duane Ankney Republican B
MT State Senate 22 Douglas Kary Republican B
MT State Senate 25 Robyn Driscoll Democratic F
MT State Senate 26 Elsie Arntzen Republican A
MT State Senate 27 Cary Smith Republican A
MT State Senate 29 David Howard Republican A
MT State Senate 31 Mike Phillips Democratic D
MT State Senate 32 Jedediah Hinkle Republican B
MT State Senate 33 Jennifer Pomnichowski Democratic F
MT State Senate 34 Gordon Vance Republican A
MT State Senate 37 Jon Sesso Democratic D
MT State Senate 41 Mary Caferro Democratic F
MT State Senate 42 Jill Cohenour Democratic D
MT State Senate 45 Dick Barrett Democratic F
MT State Senate 46 Sue Malek Democratic F
MT State Senate 49 Diane Sands Democratic F
Jon Arnold C
Ron Arthun B
Shannon Augare C
Liz Bangerter B
Brian Barnett B
Paul Beck C
William Beck, Sr. A
Tony Belcourt D
Bob Bergren D
Anders Blewett D
Carlie Boland D
Roy Brown A
Jackie Burgess D
Forrestina Calf Boss Ribs F
Eileen Carney F
Michael Comstock B
Dan Cox B
Robert Ebinger, Jr. D
John Esp B
Patrick Faber B
John Fleming D
Julie French D
Tim Furey F
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro F
Dennis Getz D
Wanda Grinde F
Alan Hale A
Betsy Hands F
Gordon Hendrick A
Cynthia Hiner B
Galen Hollenbaugh F
Pat Ingraham A
Verdell Jackson A
Larry Jent F
Bill Jones A
Bill Joseph A
Dan Kennedy B
Krayton Kerns A
Harry Klock A
James Knox A
Bob Lake B
Dennis Lenz B
Dave Lewis A
Timothy Linehan B
Cleve Loney B
Gary Lucero F
Gary MacLaren A
Jonathan Martin A
Tobias Martin A
Kandi Matthew-Jenkins A
Bill McChesney B
Tom McGillvray A
Jonathan McNiven A
Walter McNutt A
Mike Menahan D
Mike Milburn B
Michael More A
Terry Murphy A
Jesse O'Hara B
Alan Olson A
Jerry O'Neil A
Jim Peterson A
Kenneth Peterson A
Jason Priest A
Scott Reichner A
Michele Reinhart C
Donald Roberts B
Rachel Roberts A
J. Roundstone F
Trudi Schmidt F
Brian Schoof A
Derek Skees A
Frank Smith C
Jon Sonju A
Michael Sopuch B
Carolyn Squires F
Wayne Stahl A
Wayne Stanford D
Mat Stevenson B
Scott Vandevender, Sr. B
Kendall Van Dyk C
Russell Vogel A
Bob Wagner A
Edward Walker A
David Wanzenried D
Wendy Warburton A
Ted Washburn B
James Whitaker A
Franke Wilmer F

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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