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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI)

2011 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NV U.S. House 4 Cresent Hardy Republican 79%
NV State Assembly 1 Marilyn Kirkpatrick Democratic 34%
NV State Assembly 2 John Hambrick Republican 81%
NV State Assembly 6 Harvey Munford Democratic 28%
NV State Assembly 7 Dina Neal Democratic 28%
NV State Assembly 11 Olivia Diaz Democratic 34%
NV State Assembly 12 James Ohrenschall Democratic 33%
NV State Assembly 14 Maggie Carlton Democratic 28%
NV State Assembly 15 Elliot Anderson Democratic 33%
NV State Assembly 18 Richard Carrillo Democratic 29%
NV State Assembly 22 Lynn Stewart Republican 44%
NV State Assembly 23 Melissa Woodbury Republican 47%
NV State Assembly 25 Pat Hickey Republican 52%
NV State Assembly 26 Randy Kirner Republican 52%
NV State Assembly 27 Teresa Benitez-Thompson Democratic 33%
NV State Assembly 32 Ira Hansen Republican 54%
NV State Assembly 33 John Ellison Republican 81%
NV State Assembly 42 Irene Bustamante Adams Democratic 33%
NV State Senate 2 Mo Denis Democratic 32%
NV State Senate 3 Tick Segerblom Democratic 29%
NV State Senate 4 Kelvin Atkinson Democratic 29%
NV State Senate 7 David Parks Democratic 33%
NV State Senate 10 Ruben Kihuen Democratic 32%
NV State Senate 12 Joe Hardy Republican 47%
NV State Senate 13 Debbie Smith Democratic 33%
NV State Senate 14 Don Gustavson Republican 89%
NV State Senate 15 Greg Brower Republican 89%
NV State Senate 16 Ben Kieckhefer Republican 53%
NV State Senate 17 James Settelmeyer Republican 88%
NV State Senate 18 Scott Hammond Republican 51%
NV State Senate 19 Pete Goicoechea Republican 53%
NV State Senate 20 Michael Roberson Republican 89%
NV State Senate 21 Mark Manendo Democratic 31%
NV Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske Republican 83%
Paul Aizley 31%
David Bobzien 33%
Shirley Breeden 31%
Steven Brooks 31%
Marcus Conklin 34%
Allison Copening 33%
Skip Daly 34%
Marilyn Dondero Loop 34%
Lucy Flores 32%
Jason Frierson 33%
Edwin Goedhart 85%
Tom Grady 52%
Elizabeth Halseth 88%
Joseph Hogan 34%
William Horne 28%
Steven Horsford 36%
Kelly Kite 53%
John Lee 32%
Sheila Leslie 33%
Pete Livermore 74%
April Mastroluca 33%
Richard McArthur 81%
Mike McGinness 53%
John Oceguera 33%
Margaret Pierce 27%
Dean Rhoads 47%
Michael Schneider 35%
Mark Sherwood 54%
Valerie Wiener 32%

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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