Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R B
KY State House-12 Jim Gooch, Jr. D A+
KY State House-15 Brent Yonts D A
KY State House-18 Dwight Butler R A
KY State House-20 Jody Richards D A+
KY State House-25 Jimmie Lee D A+
KY State House-28 Charles Miller D A
KY State House-29 Kevin Bratcher R A+
KY State House-30 Thomas Burch D D
KY State House-31 Steven Riggs D A
KY State House-33 Ron Crimm R A
KY State House-34 Mary Marzian D F
KY State House-35 Jim Wayne D C
KY State House-38 Denver Butler D A+
KY State House-39 Bob Damron D A++
KY State House-40 Dennis Horlander D A
KY State House-41 Tom Riner D B-
KY State House-44 Joni Jenkins D F
KY State House-46 Larry Clark D A
KY State House-48 Bob DeWeese R D
KY State House-52 Ken Upchurch R A
KY State House-64 Thomas Kerr R A+
KY State House-65 Arnold Simpson D C
KY State House-68 Joseph Fischer R A
KY State House-71 John Stacy D A+
KY State House-76 Ruth Palumbo D A
KY State House-77 Jesse Crenshaw D D
KY State House-78 Thomas McKee D A
KY State House-83 Jeff Hoover R A
KY State House-85 Tommy Turner R A
KY State House-86 Jim Stewart III R A
KY State House-89 Marie Rader R A
KY State House-95 Gregory Stumbo D A++
KY State House-97 Hubert Collins D A+
KY State House-99 Rocky Adkins D A+
KY State Senate-2 Bob Leeper I A+
KY State Senate-12 Alice Kerr R A
KY State Senate-18 Robin Webb D A
KY State Senate-22 Tom Buford R A+
KY State Senate-24 Katie Stine R A+
KY State Senate-26 Ernie Harris, Jr. R A+
KY State Senate-28 R.J. Palmer II D A
KY State Senate-36 Julie Denton R A
KY State Senate-37 Perry Clark D A+
KY State Senate-38 Dan Seum R A+
KY Public Service Commissioner Charles Borders R A+
John Adams A+
Richard Adams A
Royce Adams A+
Scott Alexander A
Willard Allen A+
Hobart Anderson A
Adrian King Arnold A+
John Arnold, Jr. A
J.C. Ausmus III A
Joseph Ballard A+
Joseph Howard Barrows B+
Sheldon Baugh A+
Carolyn Belcher A
Larry Belcher A
David Boswell, Sr. A+
John W.D. Bowling F
Ira Edsel Branham A
James Edward Bruce A+
James Callahan B
Stanton Cave A+
Michael Cherry A
Phillip Childers A
Jack Coleman, Jr. A+
Barbara White Colter A+
Ricky Cox A
Brian Crall A
Timothy Feeley D
Danny Ford A+
Charles Geveden B
Gippy Graham B
J.R. Gray A+
Joseph Haydon A+
Bob Heleringer D
Paul Herron, Jr. A
Charles Hoffman A
Susan Johns F
Eleanor Jordan F
Dan Kelly A
Gross Clay Lindsay A+
David Marshall Long A+
Paul Henry Marcotte A+
Ed Miller A
Harry Moberly, Jr. A+
Lonnie Napier A+
Fred Nesler A+
Stephen Nunn A+
Donnie Polston A
Frank Rasche B
Christopher Ratliff A
Jon David Reinhardt A+
William Scott A
Dale Shrout A
Charles Siler A+
Dottie Sims A+
Kathy Stein F
Gary Tapp A
Roger Thomas A
James Thompson A
Elizabeth Tori, Sr. A+
Mark Treesh A+
Johnnie Turner A
John Vincent A+
Charles Walton A+
John Michael Weaver A
Robert Wilkey A+
David Williams A+
James Worley A
Pete Worthington A+

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