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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic D
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican A+
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican A
OH Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor Republican A
OH State House 27 Tom Brinkman, Jr. Republican A-
OH State House 39 Frederick Strahorn Democratic F
OH State House 45 Teresa Fedor Democratic F
OH State House 48 Kirk Schuring Republican A-
OH State House 61 Ronald Young Republican A+
OH State House 77 Tim Schaffer Republican A
OH State Senate 8 William Seitz Republican A+
OH State Senate 10 Christopher Widener Republican A
OH State Senate 12 Keith Faber Republican a
OH State Senate 16 James Hughes Republican A
OH State Senate 24 Thomas Patton Republican A
OH State Senate 29 W. Scott Oelslager Republican A
OH State Senate 31 Jay Hottinger Republican A+
OH Secretary of State Jon Husted Republican A
OH Agriculture Director David Daniels Republican A
OH Insurance Director Mary Taylor Republican A
OH Council Member 2 Dale Miller F
OH Council Member 3 Dan Brady F
OH Council Member At-Large Daniel Sferra B
OH Commissioner At-Large Kathleen Chandler B
OH Commissioner At-Large Thom Collier A
OH Commissioner At-Large Anthony Core A
OH Township Committee Member At-Large Kenneth Carano, Sr. Democratic A
Dixie Allen D
Jeffry Armbruster B+
James Aslanides A+
Catherine Barrett D
Charles Blasdel II A
John Boccieri A
Todd Book A
Stephen Buehrer a+
James Callender A+
Charles Calvert A
John Carey, Jr. A
James Carmichael A
Gary Cates A
Mary Cirelli A-
Patricia Clancy A
Wayne Coates A
Kevin Coughlin A
Dean DePiero D
Kevin DeWine A
L. George Distel A
John Domenick A
Steve Driehaus D
Clyde Evans A
David Evans A
Diana Fessler A
Eric Fingerhut F
Larry Flowers A
Michael Gilb a
David Goodman A-
Timothy Grendell A+
John Hagan A
Robert Hagan C-
Bill Harris A
William Hartnett a
Nancy Hollister A+
James Hoops a
Larry Householder A+
Ed Jerse F
Gregory Jolivette C+
Merle Grace Kearns A
Sally Conway Kilbane B+
John Lendrum A
Mark Mallory F
Jeffrey Manning A
Jim McGregor A
Thomas Niehaus A
Lynn Olman A
Robert Otterman D
Sylvester Patton, Jr. D
Jeanine Perry D
Jon Peterson A
C.J. Prentiss D
Tom Raga A
Jim Raussen A
Chris Redfern B+
Kathleen Reed A
Linda Reidelbach A
Steve Reinhard A-
John Schlichter A
Jean Schmidt A
Michelle Schneider A
Robert Schuler A
Derrick Seaver A
Arlene Setzer A
Michael Shoemaker A
Geoffrey Smith A
Shirley Smith D
Jimmy Stewart A
Joe Sulzer, Sr. A+
Barbara Ann Sykes F
James Trakas A
Lynn Wachtmann A+
Jeff Wagner A
Shawn Webster A
John White B+
John Widowfield B
John Willamowski A+
Bryan Williams A
Charlie Wilson, Jr. A+
Larry Wolpert A
Claudette Woodard F

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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