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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic D
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic B
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic B
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic A
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic B
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic B
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican B
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic A-
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic C
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic D
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic C
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic C-
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic B
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic A
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic A+
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican F
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic B
HI State Senate 3 Josh Green Democratic F
HI State Senate 6 Roz Baker Democratic F
HI State Senate 7 Kalani English Democratic B
HI State Senate 12 Brickwood Galuteria Democratic F
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic C+
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic C
HI State Senate 17 Clarence Nishihara Democratic B
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic B
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic F
HI Director of Labor and Industrial Relations Dwight Takamine Democratic B
HI Council Member 1 Tom Berg A
Julia Allen A
Robert Bunda A
Jerry Chang A+
Corinne Ching A-
Lynn Finnegan A
George Fontaine B
Derek Gapol B
JoAnne Georgi A
Robert Herkes A
Ted Hong B
Gary Hooser F
Jon Karamatsu B
Quentin Kuhio Kawananakoa B
Marilyn Lee D
Jack Legal C-
Michael Magaoay B
Barbara Marumoto B
Colleen Meyer A+
Robert Nakasone C
Steven Offenbaker B
Blake Oshiro D
Kymberly Pine B
Jan Shields C-
Andy Smith B
Anne Stevens B
Gordon Trimble A
Mickey Vierra C+

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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