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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
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican F
Bob Allen A+
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A+
Thomas Armstrong A
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican A+
John Barley A+
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican B
Bob Bastian A
Joseph Battisto A-
Linda Bebko-Jones F
Fred Belardi A+
Robert Belfanti, Jr. A++
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican A
Jerry Birmelin A+
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic C+
Kevin Blaum B
Leonard Bodack B-
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic B+
Karl Boyes A+
David Brightbill A+
Raymond Bunt, Jr. A+
Alan Butkovitz F
Ronald Buxton F
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic C
Italo Cappabianca F
Andrew Carn F
James Casorio, Jr. A
Gaynor Cawley C
J. Scot Chadwick A++
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican D
Daniel Clark A++
PA State House 145 Paul Clymer Republican A++
Lita Indzel Cohen F
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic F
Nicholas Colafella A
Joe Conti A
PA State Senate 34 Jacob Doyle Corman III Republican A
Roy Cornell B
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. F
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic D
Jeffrey Coy A+
Lawrence Curry F
Mary Ann Dailey B
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic A+
Craig Dally A
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca Democratic A-
Thomas Dempsey A+
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican B-
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic A
H. William DeWeese A++
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican A
Robert Donatucci D
Thomas Druce A+
Todd Eachus A
Allan Egolf A+
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic F
Russell Fairchild A++
Howard Fargo A+
Brett Feese A
John Fichter A
Patrick Elvin Fleagle A
Robert Flick B
Teresa Forcier A
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic C
Thomas Gannon A+
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican A-
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. B
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican A++
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican A+
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican C
Richard Grucela A
Michael Gruitza A
Jeffrey Earl Habay A
PA State House 73 Gary Haluska Democratic A-
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic A+
PA State House 58 R. Ted Harhai Democratic B-
PA State House 183 Julie Harhart Republican A
Melissa Hart A-
George Hasay A+
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican D+
Lynn Herman A++
Arthur Hershey A
Dick Hess A+
Edwin Holl B
Michael Horsey F
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican A
Kenneth Jadlowiec A+
Harold James D
Babette Josephs F
Robert Jubelirer A+
Ralph Kaiser D
PA State Senate 32 Richard Kasunic Democratic A+
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic B-
George Kenney, Jr. B
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic F
Edward Krebs A
Frank LaGrotta A
Susan Laughlin A
John Lawless A
Marie Lederer F
Dennis Leh A++
Charles Lemmond, Jr. A
Victor John Lescovitz A+
David Levdansky D
F. Joseph Loeper A+
Edward Lucyk A++
Jim Lynch A
Stephen Maitland A+
PA State House 111 Sandra Major Republican A
Kathy Manderino F
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic A
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican A+
Albert Masland A-
David Mayernik A
Keith McCall A++
PA State House 173 Michael McGeehan Democratic C
Eugene McGill C
Fred McIlhattan A
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican A
Mark Steven McNaughton B+
Anthony Melio F
Robert Mellow A-
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican A
Thomas Michlovic F
PA State House 163 Nicholas Micozzie Republican A
Sheila Miller A
PA State House 120 Phyllis Mundy Democratic C
Raphael Musto A+
Jerry Nailor A
Steven Nickol A+
Dennis O'Brien A
Frank Oliver, Sr. D
Jane Clare Orie A
John Perzel A
Timothy Pesci A
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic A+
Thomas Petrone A
PA Commissioner At-Large Merle Phillips Republican A++
John Pippy A
Frank Pistella F
Todd Platts A-
Joseph Preston, Jr. F
Benjamin Ramos F
Ronald Raymond A
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic A
Roy Reinard A
William Rieger F
PA State Senate 50 Robert Robbins Republican A++
Lawrence Roberts A
William Russell Robinson D+
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic F
Samuel Rohrer A++
T.J. Rooney D-
PA State House 158 Chris Ross Republican B+
Carole Rubley F
Kenneth Ruffing A
Matthew Ryan A
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic A
Dante Santoni, Jr. B
Larry Sather A+
PA State House 94 Stanley Saylor Republican A++
Curt Schroder A
Jere Schuler A+
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic F
Thomas Scrimenti A
Paul Semmel A
Frank Serafini A
James Shaner A
Bruce Smith A++
PA State House 66 Samuel Smith Republican A+
Donald William Snyder A
PA State Senate 46 Timothy Solobay Democratic C-
Edward Staback A++
Jess Stairs A
Sara Steelman B+
David Steil A
PA State House 80 Jerry Stern Republican A+
Stephen Stetler F
Thomas Stevenson A
J. Barry Stout A
Jere Strittmatter A
PA State House 96 P. Michael Sturla Democratic C-
Dan Surra A++
Thomas Tangretti A+
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic F
Elinor Taylor A+
PA State House 177 John Taylor Republican B
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic F
Thomas Tigue F
PA State Senate 6 Robert Tomlinson Republican A
Guy Travaglio, Jr. B
Fred Trello C-
Leo Trich, Jr. B
Katie True A
Frank Tulli, Jr. A
PA State Senate 31 Patricia Vance Republican A+
Terry Van Horne D
Michael Veon 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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