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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
Erik Anderson A
Rachel Audi F
Jay Bala A
Larry Barber A
Roscoe Bartlett A
Jeff Beard D
Roger Bedingfield A
Kirk Bowie A
Robert Broadus A
Marcelo Cardarelli B
Edward Carey A
Kevin Carney A
Eric Cary C
Jeremiah Chiappelli D
Virginia Clagett D
J.Michael Collins, Sr. A
Chris Davies B
Scott Dibiasio A
Andrew Duck B
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. B
Mark Ehrlichmann F
Ron Elfenbein A
Holly Ellison Henderson F
Patricia Fenati B+
John Fiastro A
Robert Garagiola F
Candy Greenway C
Hattie Harrison F
Vernon Hayes A
Art Helton, Jr. A
Arthur Hock A
Dee Hodges A
Stephanie Hodges A
Joe Hooe C
Seth Howard A
Michael James A
Bruce Kahl F
Henry Kahwaty D
Frank Kratovil, Jr. A
P. Sue Kullen A
Ronald Lohr A
Charles Lollar A
Kyle Lorton A
William Manlove A
Meyer Marks A
Michael McCready A
Patrick McGrady A
Cort Meinelschmidt A
Ric Metzgar F
Dustin Mills A
Frank Mirabile, Jr. A
Margaret Moodie A-
Alexander Mooney A+
Matt Morgan C
James Morrow B
Albert Nalley A
Rebecca Nelson A
Kurt Osuch B-
Maria Pena-Faustino A
Mike Philips A
Al Phillips A
Edward Pipkin A
Mary Beth Pirolozzi D
Brien Poffenberger A
Marla Posey-Moss F
Ed Priola A
Marty Pusey A
Bernard Reiter A
Anita Lombardi Riley F
Jeff Robinson C
Justin Ross F
Rick Saffery A
Kristina Sargent D
Norma Secoura C
Robert Smith A
Wayne Smith A
James Stanton B
David Starr A
Justin Towles D
Ryan Trout F
Francis Walsh A
Josephine Wang F
Eric Wargotz A
Stephen Waugh A
Jim Wilhelm A
Bill Witham A
MD State House 43 Curt Anderson Democratic F
MD State Senate 30 John Astle Democratic A
MD State House 39 Charles Barkley Democratic F
MD State House 21 Ben Barnes Democratic F
MD State House 17 Kumar Barve Democratic F
MD State House 32 Pam Beidle Democratic B+
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 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic F
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
MD State House 11 Jon Cardin Democratic F
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic F
MD State House 3A Galen Clagett Democratic F
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic F
MD State House 38B Norman Conway Democratic A
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
MD State Senate 25 Ulysses Currie Democratic F
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
MD State House 2C John Donoghue Democratic A
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic F
MD State Senate 29 Roy Dyson Democratic A
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic F
MD State Senate 17 Jennie Forehand Democratic F
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
MD State House 17 James Gilchrist Democratic F
MD State Senate 41 Lisa Gladden Democratic F
MD State House 45 Cheryl Glenn Democratic F
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 46 Peter Hammen Democratic D-
MD State House 44 Keith Haynes Democratic F
MD State House 22 Anne Healey Democratic F
MD State House 20 Sheila Hixson Democratic F
MD State House 23B Marvin Holmes, Jr. Democratic D
MD State House 24 Carolyn Howard Democratic F
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 47 Jolene Ivey Democratic F
MD State House 34A Mary-Dulany James Democratic C
MD State House 28 Sally Jameson Democratic A
MD State Senate 44 Verna Jones-Rodwell Democratic F
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 Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic A
MD State House 19 Benjamin Kramer Democratic F
MD State House 16 Susan Lee Democratic F
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
MD State Senate 19 Roger Manno Democratic F
MD State Senate 38 James Mathias, Jr. Democratic A
MD State Senate 45 Nathaniel McFadden Democratic F
MD State House 46 Brian McHale Democratic F
MD State House 43 Maggie McIntosh Democratic 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 6 Joseph Minnick Democratic C
MD State Senate 14 Karen Montgomery Democratic F
MD State House 11 Dan Morhaim Democratic F
MD State Senate 26 C. Anthony Muse Democratic D
MD State House 10 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic F
MD State House 47 Doyle Niemann Democratic F
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic F
MD State House 6 John Olszewski, Jr. Democratic D-
MD Governor Martin O'Malley Democratic F
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic F
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass Democratic F
MD State Senate 22 Paul Pinsky Democratic F
MD State House 27A James Proctor, Jr. Democratic F
MD State Senate 40 Catherine Pugh Democratic F
MD State Senate 47 Victor Ramirez Democratic F
MD State Senate 20 Jamie Raskin Democratic F
MD State Senate 13 James Robey Democratic F
MD State House 40 Barbara Robinson Democratic F
MD State Senate 21 Jim Rosapepe Democratic F
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic F
MD State House 34B David Rudolph Democratic B
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic F
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic F
MD State House 17 Luiz Simmons Democratic D
MD State House 32 Ted Sophocleus Democratic C
MD State Senate 6 Norman Stone, Jr. Democratic A
MD State House 44 Melvin Stukes Democratic F
MD State House 40 Shawn Tarrant Democratic F
MD State House 13 Frank Turner Democratic F
MD State House 26 Veronica Turner Democratic F
MD State House 26 Kris Valderrama Democratic F
MD State House 27A Joseph Vallario, Jr. Democratic A-
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic F
MD State House 24 Michael Vaughn Democratic F
MD State House 18 Jeff Waldstreicher Democratic F
MD State House 26 Jay Walker Democratic F
MD State House 6 Michael Weir, Jr. Democratic A
MD State House 29A John Wood, Jr. Democratic B
MD State Senate 3 Ron Young Democratic D
MD State Senate 11 Robert Zirkin 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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