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