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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
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic B
OR State House 58 Bob Jenson Republican A+
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican A+
OR State Senate 4 Floyd Prozanski, Jr. Democratic D
OR State Senate 6 Lee Beyer Democratic A+
OR State Senate 8 Betsy Close Republican A
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican A
OR State Senate 11 Peter Courtney Democratic B+
OR State Senate 15 Bruce Starr Republican A
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican A
OR Commissioner At-Large Leslie Lewis A+
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican A
Jason Atkinson A
Victor Backlund A-
Roger Beyer A+
Jo Ann Bowman F
R. Thomas Butler A
Susan Castillo F
Tony Corcoran A
Gene Derfler A+
Joan Dukes A
Verne Duncan B
Juley Gianella A
Lenn Hannon A+
Steven Harper A+
Thomas Hartung B+
Al King C+
Jeffrey Kropf A
Jerry Krummel A
Mike Lehman A+
Randy Leonard C
Jane Lokan A+
Lynn Lundquist A+
Kevin Mannix A
Kenneth Messerle A+
Rick Metsger B
Randy Miller A+
Karen Minnis A
Bob Montgomery A+
Rob Patridge A
Catherine Piercy F
Anitra Kitts Rasmussen F
Barbara Ross D
Lane Shetterly B+
Frank Shields F
Mark Simmons A+
Lynn Snodgrass A+
Charles Starr A+
Ken Strobeck A
Ron Sunseri A+
Terry Thompson A++
Clifford Trow D
Judith Uherbelau C+
Larry Wells A+
Jim Welsh A+
Bernard Westlund II A+
Max Williams A
Carl Wilson A
William Witt A
Mae Yih A+

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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