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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
MD State House 4 Kathy Afzali Republican C
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic F
Erik Anderson A
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic A
Rachel Audi F
MD State House 42B Susan Aumann Republican A
Jay Bala A
Larry Barber A
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic F
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic F
Roscoe Bartlett A
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic F
MD State Senate 9 Gail Bates Republican A
Jeff Beard D
Roger Bedingfield A
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic B+
MD State House 1A Wendell Beitzel Republican A
MD State Senate 24 Joanne Benson Democratic F
Liz Bobo F
John Bohanan, Jr. B
Joseph Boteler III A
Kirk Bowie A
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic F
David Brinkley A
Robert Broadus A
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic A
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic A
Emmett Burns, Jr. F
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic F
Rudolph Cane A
Marcelo Cardarelli B
Jon Cardin F
MD State House 31A Edward Carey Democratic A
Kevin Carney A
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic F
Eric Cary C
Jeremiah Chiappelli D
Galen Clagett F
Virginia Clagett D
MD State House 8 John Cluster, Jr. Republican A
Richard Colburn A
J.Michael Collins, Sr. A
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic F
Norman Conway A
Bob Costa A
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic F
Chris Davies B
MD State House 25 Dereck Davis Democratic D
Steven DeBoy, Sr. B+
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic A
Scott Dibiasio A
John Donoghue A
Andrew Duck B
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic F
Don Dwyer, Jr. A
Roy Dyson A
MD State Senate 37 Addie Eckardt Republican B
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican A
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. B
Mark Ehrlichmann F
Ron Elfenbein A
Donald Elliott A
Holly Ellison Henderson F
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic F
Patricia Fenati B+
John Fiastro A
MD State House 27C Mark Fisher Republican C
Jennie Forehand F
William Frank A
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic F
MD Attorney General Brian Frosh Democratic F
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic F
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic F
Doug Gansler F
Robert Garagiola F
Ron George A
Joe Getty A
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic F
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic F
MD State House 34A Glen Glass Republican A-
Barry Glassman A
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic F
Candy Greenway C
Melony Griffith D
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic F
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic F
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio B
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic D-
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican A
Hattie Harrison F
Vernon Hayes A
MD State House 44A Keith Haynes Democratic F
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic F
Art Helton, Jr. A
MD State Senate 36 Stephen Hershey, Jr. Republican A
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic F
Arthur Hock A
Dee Hodges A
Stephanie Hodges A
Patrick Hogan A
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic D
Joe Hooe C
MD State Senate 4 Michael Hough Republican A
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic F
MD State House 30B Seth Howard Republican A
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
James Hubbard F
Tom Hucker F
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican A
Jolene Ivey F
MD State House 36 Jay Jacobs Republican A
Nancy Jacobs A+
Mary-Dulany James C
Michael James A
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic A
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican A
Verna Jones-Rodwell F
Wade Kach A
Bruce Kahl F
Henry Kahwaty D
MD State House 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic F
MD State Senate 12 Edward Kasemeyer Democratic F
MD State Senate 10 Delores Kelley Democratic F
Kevin Kelly A+
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic F
MD State House 31B Nic Kipke Republican A
Allan Kittleman A
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic A
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic F
Frank Kratovil, Jr. A
MD State House 5 Susan Krebs Republican A
P. Sue Kullen A
MD State Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic F
Ronald Lohr A
Charles Lollar A
Kyle Lorton A
Mary Ann Love F
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic F
James Malone, Jr. A
William Manlove A
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic F
Meyer Marks A
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic A
MD State House 34B Susan McComas Republican A
MD State House 33 Tony McConkey Republican A
Michael McCready A
Mike McDermott A
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican A
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic F
Patrick McGrady A
Brian McHale F
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic F
MD State House 30A Herbert McMillan Republican A
Cort Meinelschmidt A
MD State House 6 Ric Metzgar Republican F
MD State Senate 28 Thomas Middleton Democratic B+
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic F
MD State Senate 27 Thomas Miller, Jr. Democratic B
MD State House 9A Warren Miller Republican A
Dustin Mills A
Joseph Minnick C
Frank Mirabile, Jr. A
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic F
Margaret Moodie A-
Alexander Mooney A+
MD State House 29A Matt Morgan Republican C
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic F
James Morrow B
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic D
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. A
Albert Nalley A
MD State Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic F
Rebecca Nelson A
Doyle Niemann F
MD State Senate 35 Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican A
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic F
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican A+
John Olszewski, Jr. D-
Martin O'Malley F
Kurt Osuch B-
MD State House 38A Charles Otto Republican A
MD State House 2A Neil Parrott Republican A
Maria Pena-Faustino A
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic F
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic F
Mike Philips A
Al Phillips A
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic F
Edward Pipkin A
Mary Beth Pirolozzi D
Brien Poffenberger A
Marla Posey-Moss F
Ed Priola A
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic F
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic F
Marty Pusey A
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic F
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic 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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