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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD State House 4A 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 42 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 House 9A 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
MD State House 12B Liz Bobo Democratic F
MD State House 29B John Bohanan, Jr. Democratic B
MD State House 8 Joseph Boteler III Republican A
Kirk Bowie A
MD State House 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic F
MD State Senate 4 David Brinkley Republican A
Robert Broadus A
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic A
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic A
MD State House 10 Emmett Burns, Jr. Democratic F
MD State House 30 Mike Busch Democratic F
MD State House 37A Rudolph Cane Democratic A
Marcelo Cardarelli B
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic F
Edward Carey A
Kevin Carney A
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic F
Eric Cary C
Jeremiah Chiappelli D
MD State House 3A Galen Clagett Democratic F
Virginia Clagett D
MD State House 8 John Cluster, Jr. Republican A
MD State Senate 37 Richard Colburn Republican A
J.Michael Collins, Sr. A
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic F
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic A
MD State House 33B Bob Costa Republican 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
MD State House 12A Steven DeBoy, Sr. Democratic B+
MD State Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic A
Scott Dibiasio A
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic A
Andrew Duck B
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic F
MD State House 31 Don Dwyer, Jr. Republican A
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic A
MD State House 37B 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
MD State House 4B Donald Elliott Republican A
Holly Ellison Henderson F
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic F
Patricia Fenati B+
John Fiastro A
MD State House 27B Mark Fisher Republican C
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic F
MD State House 42 William Frank Republican A
MD State House 16 Bill Frick Democratic F
MD State Senate 16 Brian Frosh Democratic F
MD State House 21 Barbara Frush Democratic F
MD State House 22 Tawanna Gaines Democratic F
MD Attorney General Doug Gansler Democratic F
Robert Garagiola F
MD State House 30 Ron George Republican A
MD State Senate 5 Joe Getty Republican 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-
MD State Senate 35 Barry Glassman Republican A
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic F
Candy Greenway C
MD State House 25 Melony Griffith Democratic D
MD State House 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic F
MD State House 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic F
MD State House 37B Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio Republican 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 44 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
MD State House 3A Patrick Hogan Republican A
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic D
Joe Hooe C
MD State House 3B Michael Hough Republican A
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic F
Seth Howard A
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
MD State House 23A James Hubbard Democratic F
MD State House 20 Tom Hucker Democratic F
MD State House 7 Richard Impallaria Republican A
MD State House 47 Jolene Ivey Democratic F
MD State House 36 Jay Jacobs Republican A
MD State Senate 34 Nancy Jacobs Republican A+
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic C
Michael James A
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic A
MD State Senate 7 JB Jennings Republican A
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic F
MD State House 5B Wade Kach Republican 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
MD State House 1B Kevin Kelly Democratic A+
MD State Senate 39 Nancy King Democratic F
MD State House 31 Nic Kipke Republican A
MD State Senate 9 Allan Kittleman Republican 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 9B Susan Krebs Republican A
P. Sue Kullen A
MD State House 16 Susan Lee Democratic F
Ronald Lohr A
Charles Lollar A
Kyle Lorton A
MD State House 32 Mary Ann Love Democratic F
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic F
MD State House 12A James Malone, Jr. Democratic 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 35B Susan McComas Republican A
MD State House 33A Tony McConkey Republican A
Michael McCready A
MD State House 38B Mike McDermott Republican A
MD State House 7 Patrick McDonough Republican A
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic F
Patrick McGrady A
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic F
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic F
MD State House 30 Herbert McMillan Republican A
Cort Meinelschmidt A
Ric Metzgar 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
MD State House 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic C
Frank Mirabile, Jr. A
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic F
Margaret Moodie A-
Alexander Mooney A+
Matt Morgan C
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic F
James Morrow B
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic D
MD State House 1C LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. Republican A
Albert Nalley A
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic F
Rebecca Nelson A
MD State House 47 Doyle Niemann Democratic F
MD State House 35A Wayne Norman, Jr. Republican A
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic F
MD State House 29C Anthony O'Donnell, Sr. Republican A+
MD State House 6 John Olszewski, Jr. Democratic D-
MD Governor Martin O'Malley Democratic F
Kurt Osuch B-
MD State House 38A Charles Otto Republican A
MD State House 2B 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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