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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican B
KY State House 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. Democratic A+
KY State House 15 Brent Yonts Democratic A
KY State House 18 Dwight Butler Republican A
KY State House 20 Jody Richards Democratic A+
KY State House 25 Jimmie Lee Democratic A+
KY State House 28 Charles Miller Democratic A
KY State House 29 Kevin Bratcher Republican A+
KY State House 30 Thomas Burch Democratic D
KY State House 31 Steven Riggs Democratic A
KY State House 33 Ron Crimm Republican A
KY State House 34 Mary Marzian Democratic F
KY State House 35 Jim Wayne Democratic C
KY State House 38 Denver Butler Democratic A+
KY State House 39 Bob Damron Democratic A++
KY State House 40 Dennis Horlander Democratic A
KY State House 41 Tom Riner Democratic B-
KY State House 44 Joni Jenkins Democratic F
KY State House 46 Larry Clark Democratic A
KY State House 48 Bob DeWeese Republican D
KY State House 52 Ken Upchurch Republican A
KY State House 64 Thomas Kerr Republican A+
KY State House 65 Arnold Simpson Democratic C
KY State House 68 Joseph Fischer Republican A
KY State House 71 John Stacy Democratic A+
KY State House 76 Ruth Palumbo Democratic A
KY State House 77 Jesse Crenshaw Democratic D
KY State House 78 Thomas McKee Democratic A
KY State House 83 Jeff Hoover Republican A
KY State House 85 Tommy Turner Republican A
KY State House 86 Jim Stewart III Republican A
KY State House 89 Marie Rader Republican A
KY State House 95 Gregory Stumbo Democratic A++
KY State House 97 Hubert Collins Democratic A+
KY State House 99 Rocky Adkins Democratic A+
KY State Senate 2 Bob Leeper Independent A+
KY State Senate 12 Alice Kerr Republican A
KY State Senate 18 Robin Webb Democratic A
KY State Senate 22 Tom Buford Republican A+
KY State Senate 24 Katie Stine Republican A+
KY State Senate 26 Ernie Harris, Jr. Republican A+
KY State Senate 28 R.J. Palmer II Democratic A
KY State Senate 36 Julie Denton Republican A
KY State Senate 37 Perry Clark Democratic A+
KY State Senate 38 Dan Seum Republican A+
KY Public Service Commissioner Charles Borders Republican 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+

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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