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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Montana Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 23 Alan Olson Republican 100%
MT State Senate 34 Scott Sales Republican 100%
MT State Senate 42 Dave Lewis Republican 87%
Joan Andersen 100%
Sherm Anderson 93%
Joe Balyeat 100%
Bob Bergren 60%
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke 100%
Terrence Callahan 73%
Gilda Clancy 100%
Aubyn Curtiss 100%
Ronald Devlin 60%
Tim Dowell 100%
George Loren Everett 100%
Stanley Fisher 100%
Gary Forrester 100%
Daniel Clint Fuchs 100%
Kelly Gebhardt 100%
George Golie 93%
Richard Haines 92%
Kenneth Hansen 87%
Ray Hawk 100%
Donald Hedges 83%
Linda Holden 92%
Richard Laible 100%
Michael Lange 100%
Jeff Laszloffy 100%
Bob Lawson 73%
Daniel McGee 100%
Scott Mendenhall 100%
Doug Mood 100%
Bernie Olson 60%
John Parker 86%
Jeffrey Pattison 100%
Diane Rice 100%
Donald Roberts 80%
N. Allen Rome 93%
Glenn Roush 29%
Brennan Ryan 100%
Trudi Schmidt 86%
Clarice Schrumpf 60%
Jim Shockley 100%
John Sinrud 80%
William Thomas 87%
Joseph Tropila 87%
Karl Waitschies 86%
Jack Wells 100%
Bill Wilson 93%
Merlin Wolery 100%

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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