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-20 Jody Richards 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-34 Mary Marzian D F
KY State House-35 Jim Wayne D C
KY State House-40 Dennis Horlander D A
KY State House-44 Joni Jenkins D F
KY State House-52 Ken Upchurch R A
KY State House-65 Arnold Simpson D C
KY State House-68 Joseph Fischer R A
KY State House-76 Ruth Palumbo 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-99 Rocky Adkins D 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-26 Ernie Harris, Jr. R A+
KY State Senate-37 Perry Clark D A+
KY State Senate-38 Dan Seum R A+
KY Metro Councilmember-19 Julie Denton 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
Charles Borders A+
David Boswell, Sr. A+
John W.D. Bowling F
Ira Edsel Branham A
James Edward Bruce A+
Denver Butler A+
Dwight Butler A
James Callahan B
Stanton Cave A+
Michael Cherry A
Phillip Childers A
Larry Clark A
Jack Coleman, Jr. A+
Hubert Collins A+
Barbara White Colter A+
Ricky Cox A
Brian Crall A
Jesse Crenshaw D
Ron Crimm A
Bob Damron A++
Bob DeWeese D
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
Thomas Kerr A+
Jimmie Lee A+
Bob Leeper A+
Gross Clay Lindsay A+
David Marshall Long A+
Paul Henry Marcotte A+
Thomas McKee A
Ed Miller A
Harry Moberly, Jr. A+
Lonnie Napier A+
Fred Nesler A+
Stephen Nunn A+
R.J. Palmer II A
Donnie Polston A
Frank Rasche B
Christopher Ratliff A
Jon David Reinhardt A+
Tom Riner B-
William Scott A
Dale Shrout A
Charles Siler A+
Dottie Sims A+
John Stacy A+
Kathy Stein F
Katie Stine A+
Gregory Stumbo A++
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+
Brent Yonts A

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