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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
Bob Allen A+
Thomas Armstrong A
John Barley A+
Bob Bastian A
Joseph Battisto A-
Linda Bebko-Jones F
Fred Belardi A+
Robert Belfanti, Jr. A++
Jerry Birmelin A+
Kevin Blaum B
Leonard Bodack B-
Karl Boyes A+
David Brightbill A+
Raymond Bunt, Jr. A+
Alan Butkovitz F
Italo Cappabianca F
Andrew Carn F
James Casorio, Jr. A
Gaynor Cawley C
J. Scot Chadwick A++
Daniel Clark A++
Paul Clymer A++
Lita Indzel Cohen F
Nicholas Colafella A
Joe Conti A
Roy Cornell B
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. F
Jeffrey Coy A+
Lawrence Curry F
Mary Ann Dailey B
Craig Dally A
PA Mayor At-Large Anthony DeLuca, Jr. A-
Thomas Dempsey A+
H. William DeWeese A++
Robert Donatucci D
Thomas Druce A+
Todd Eachus A
Allan Egolf A+
Russell Fairchild A++
Howard Fargo A+
Brett Feese A
John Fichter A
Patrick Elvin Fleagle A
Robert Flick B
Teresa Forcier A
Thomas Gannon A+
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
Jim Gerlach A-
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. B
Richard Grucela A
Michael Gruitza A
Jeffrey Earl Habay A
Gary Haluska A-
Melissa Hart A-
George Hasay A+
Lynn Herman A++
Arthur Hershey A
Dick Hess A+
Edwin Holl B
Michael Horsey F
Kenneth Jadlowiec A+
Harold James D
Babette Josephs F
Robert Jubelirer A+
Ralph Kaiser D
Richard Kasunic A+
George Kenney, Jr. B
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 Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino F
Albert Masland A-
David Mayernik A
Keith McCall A++
Michael McGeehan C
Eugene McGill C
Fred McIlhattan A
Mark Steven McNaughton B+
Anthony Melio F
Robert Mellow A-
Thomas Michlovic F
Nicholas Micozzie A
Sheila Miller A
Phyllis Mundy C
Raphael Musto A+
Jerry Nailor A
Steven Nickol A+
PA Council Member At-Large Dennis O'Brien A
Frank Oliver, Sr. D
Jane Clare Orie A
John Perzel A
Timothy Pesci A
Thomas Petrone A
Merle Phillips A++
John Pippy A
Frank Pistella F
Todd Platts A-
Joseph Preston, Jr. F
Benjamin Ramos F
Ronald Raymond A
Roy Reinard A
William Rieger F
Robert Robbins A++
Lawrence Roberts A
William Russell Robinson D+
Samuel Rohrer A++
T.J. Rooney D-
Carole Rubley F
Kenneth Ruffing A
Matthew Ryan A
Dante Santoni, Jr. B
Larry Sather A+
Curt Schroder A
Jere Schuler A+
Allyson Schwartz F
Thomas Scrimenti A
Paul Semmel A
Frank Serafini A
James Shaner A
Bruce Smith A++
Samuel Smith A+
Donald William Snyder A
Timothy Solobay C-
Jess Stairs A
Sara Steelman B+
David Steil A
Jerry Stern A+
Stephen Stetler F
Thomas Stevenson A
J. Barry Stout A
Jere Strittmatter A
Dan Surra A++
Thomas Tangretti A+
Elinor Taylor A+
Thomas Tigue F
Guy Travaglio, Jr. B
Fred Trello C-
Leo Trich, Jr. B
Katie True A
Frank Tulli, Jr. A
Terry Van Horne D
Michael Veon F
Jack Wagner F
Don Walko A
LeAnna Washington D
Michael Waugh A
Noah Wenger A
Constance Williams F
Rod Wilt A
Chris Wogan B
Edward Wojnaroski, Sr. A
Matthew Wright A
Thomas Yewcic A+
Leroy Zimmerman A
Peter Zug A+
PA State House 192 Louise Williams Bishop Democratic C+
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic B+
PA State House 103 Ronald Buxton Democratic F
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic C
PA State House 202 Mark Cohen Democratic F
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic D
PA State House 49 Peter Daley II Democratic A+
PA State House 32 Anthony DeLuca, Jr. Democratic A-
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic A
PA State House 203 Dwight Evans Democratic F
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic C
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic A+
PA State House 58 Ted Harhai Democratic B-
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic B-
PA State House 159 Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic F
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic A
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic A+
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic A
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic F
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic A
PA Commissioner At-Large Edward Staback Democratic A++
PA State House 96 P. Michael Sturla Democratic C-
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic F
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic F
PA State House 166 Gregory Vitali Democratic F
PA State Senate 8 Anthony Williams Democratic D
PA State House 198 Rosita Youngblood Democratic F
PA State Senate 14 John Yudichak Democratic A-
PA State House 165 William Adolph, Jr. Republican F
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A+
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican A+
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican B
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican A
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican D

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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