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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic F
Duke Aiona, Jr. C+
Joseph Aiona B+
Charles Aki B
Meiling Akuna B
Julia Allen A
HI State House 38 Henry Aquino Democratic B
HI State House 43 Karen Awana Democratic A
Chris Baron A
HI State House 24 Della Belatti Democratic D
Joe Bertram III B
Aaron Bonar A
HI State House 22 Thomas Brower Democratic B+
HI State House 41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic B
Marissa Capelouto C+
HI State House 13 Mele Carroll Democratic B+
Cam Cavasso A
David Chang A
Jerry Chang A+
Corinne Ching A-
Pono Chong C
HI State House 23 Isaac Choy Democratic B+
HI State Senate 13 Suzanne Chun Oakland Democratic D
Denny Coffman B+
Gregory Cuadra B+
HI State House 39 Ty Cullen Democratic C+
Eric D'Almeida B
Charles Djou A
Peter Dudek B+
Virginia Enos B+
HI State Senate 19 William Espero Democratic C
HI State House 7 Cindy Evans Democratic A-
Lynn Finnegan A
Fred Fogel B
George Fontaine B
Judy Franklin A
HI Council Member 6 Carol Fukunaga Democratic D
HI State Senate 20 Mike Gabbard Democratic A
Michael Hale B
David Hamman A
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic F
HI State House 4 Faye Hanohano Democratic C
Marlene Hapai B+
HI State House 42 Sharon Har Democratic A
HI State House 18 Mark Hashem Democratic B
Scott Henderson A
Robert Herkes A
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic F
Jeff Hoylman A
HI State Senate 10 Les Ihara, Jr. Democratic B+
Daniel Inouye F
HI State House 49 Ken Ito Democratic A+
Carole Kaapu B-
Shaun Kawakami B
HI State Senate 5 Gilbert Keith-Agaran Democratic C
HI State Senate 14 Donna Kim Democratic F
HI Chairman of the Department of Agriculture Russell Kokubun Democratic C
Sam Kong A
HI State Senate 8 Ronald Kouchi Democratic B
HI State House 51 Chris Lee Democratic B
Marilyn Lee F
HI State House 25 Sylvia Luke Democratic F
HI Council Member 7 Joey Manahan Democratic B+
Eric Marshall B+
Barbara Marumoto B
HI State House 10 Angus McKelvey Democratic A
HI State House 28 John Mizuno Democratic A
Anel Montes B
HI State House 16 Dee Morikawa Democratic A
HI Chair of Public Utilities Commission Hermina Morita Democratic F
Tracy Nakano Bean A
HI State House 1 Mark Nakashima Democratic C
HI State House 21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic C
Blake Oshiro F
HI State House 46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic B
Ben Pascua B+
Kymberly Pine A
Mo Radke B
HI State House 29 Karl Rhoads Democratic C
Laurie Rinaldi A
Gil Riviere B
Isaiah Sabey B+
Larry Sagaysay A
HI State House 26 Scott Saiki Democratic D
HI State House 20 Calvin Say Democratic A-
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic C
Dean Schmucker C-
Eric Seibert A
HI State Senate 21 Maile Shimabukuro Democratic B+
Lisa Shorba B+
HI State Senate 9 Sam Slom Republican A+
HI State House 8 Joseph Souki, Jr. Democratic A-
Phil Sterker B
HI State House 33 K. Mark Takai Democratic D
HI State House 35 Roy Takumi Democratic C
HI State Senate 11 Brian Taniguchi Democratic B+
HI State House 50 Cynthia Thielen Republican C-
Zach Thomson B
HI State House 15 James Tokioka Democratic B
HI State Senate 24 Jill Tokuda Democratic B
HI State House 2 Clifton Tsuji Democratic A
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic A
HI State Senate 15 Glenn Wakai Democratic C
HI State House 17 Gene Ward Republican B
Thomas White A
Harry Williams A
John Willoughby A
Earl Winfree C-
Carl Wong, Sr. C-
William Wong B-
Jessica Wooley B
HI State House 37 Ryan Yamane Democratic B
HI State House 12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic B

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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