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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
Liz Bobo F
John Bohanan, Jr. B
Joseph Boteler III A
Kirk Bowie A
David Brinkley A
Robert Broadus A
Emmett Burns, Jr. F
Rudolph Cane A
Marcelo Cardarelli B
Jon Cardin F
Kevin Carney A
Eric Cary C
Jeremiah Chiappelli D
Galen Clagett F
Virginia Clagett D
Richard Colburn A
J.Michael Collins, Sr. A
Norman Conway A
Bob Costa A
Chris Davies B
Steven DeBoy, Sr. B+
Scott Dibiasio A
John Donoghue A
Andrew Duck B
Don Dwyer, Jr. A
Roy Dyson A
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. B
Mark Ehrlichmann F
Ron Elfenbein A
Donald Elliott A
Holly Ellison Henderson F
Patricia Fenati B+
John Fiastro A
Jennie Forehand F
William Frank A
Doug Gansler F
Robert Garagiola F
Ron George A
Joe Getty A
Barry Glassman A
Candy Greenway C
Melony Griffith D
Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio B
Hattie Harrison F
Vernon Hayes A
Art Helton, Jr. A
Arthur Hock A
Dee Hodges A
Stephanie Hodges A
Patrick Hogan A
Joe Hooe C
James Hubbard F
Tom Hucker F
Jolene Ivey F
Nancy Jacobs A+
Mary-Dulany James C
Michael James A
Verna Jones-Rodwell F
Wade Kach A
Bruce Kahl F
Henry Kahwaty D
Kevin Kelly A+
Allan Kittleman A
Frank Kratovil, Jr. A
P. Sue Kullen A
Ronald Lohr A
Charles Lollar A
Kyle Lorton A
Mary Ann Love F
James Malone, Jr. A
William Manlove A
Meyer Marks A
Michael McCready A
Mike McDermott A
Patrick McGrady A
Brian McHale F
Cort Meinelschmidt A
Dustin Mills A
Joseph Minnick C
Frank Mirabile, Jr. A
Margaret Moodie A-
Alexander Mooney A+
James Morrow B
LeRoy Ellsworth Myers, Jr. A
Albert Nalley A
Rebecca Nelson A
Doyle Niemann F
John Olszewski, Jr. D-
Martin O'Malley F
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
James Robey F
Jeff Robinson C
Justin Ross F
David Rudolph B
Rick Saffery A
Kristina Sargent D
Steve Schuh A
Kelly Schulz A-
Norma Secoura C
Christopher Shank A
Luiz Simmons D
Michael Smigiel, Sr. A+
Robert Smith A
Wayne Smith A
James Stanton B
David Starr A
Donna Stifler C
Nancy Stocksdale A
Norman Stone, Jr. A
Melvin Stukes F
Shawn Tarrant F
Justin Towles D
Ryan Trout F
Veronica Turner F
Cathy Vitale B+
Francis Walsh A
Josephine Wang F
Eric Wargotz A
Michael Weir, Jr. A
Jim Wilhelm A
Bill Witham A
John Wood, Jr. B
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 45 Talmadge Branch Democratic F
MD State Senate 42 James Brochin Democratic A
MD State House 8 Eric Bromwell Democratic A
MD State House 30A Mike Busch Democratic F
MD State House 31A Edward Carey Democratic A
MD State House 41 Jill Carter Democratic F
MD State Senate 43 Joan Carter Conway Democratic F
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 Senate 32 James DeGrange, Sr. Democratic A
MD State House 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic F
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD State Senate 15 Brian Feldman Democratic F
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
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 18 Ana Sol Gutierrez Democratic F
MD State Senate 13 Guy Guzzone Democratic F
MD State House 46 Peter Hammen Democratic D-
MD State House 44A 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 28 Sally Jameson Democratic A
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 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 Senate 16 Susan Lee Democratic F
MD State Senate 18 Richard Madaleno, Jr. Democratic F
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 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 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 Senate 44 Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Democratic F
MD State House 41 Nathaniel Oaks Democratic F
MD State House 21 Joseline Pena-Melnyk Democratic F
MD State House 13 Shane Pendergrass 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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