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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas State Rifle Association

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX Governor Rick Perry Republican A+
TX State House 1 George Lavender Republican A
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican A+
TX State House 4 Lance Gooden Republican A
TX State House 7 David Simpson Republican A
TX State House 39 Armando Martinez Democratic A
TX State House 47 Paul Workman Republican A
TX State House 58 Rob Orr Republican A
TX State House 64 Myra Crownover Republican A
TX State House 84 John Frullo Republican A
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican A
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican A
TX State House 102 Stefani Carter Republican A
TX State House 113 Cindy Burkett Republican A
TX State House 122 Lyle Larson Republican A
TX State House 127 Dan Huberty Republican A
TX State House 129 John Davis Republican A
TX State House 134 Sarah Davis Republican A
TX State Senate 2 Bob Deuell Republican A+
TX State Senate 5 Charles Schwertner Republican A
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican A
TX State Senate 28 Charles Perry Republican A
Dick Bowen A
Fred Brown A
Erwin Cain A
Susan Curling A
Rob Eissler A
Hank Gilbert B
Veronica Gonzales A
John Gordon A
Mark Griffin A
Fernando Herrera A
Chuck Hopson A+
Jim Jackson A
Delwin Jones B
T.C. Kincaid, Jr. A
Edmund Kuempel A+
James Landtroop, Jr. A
Lanham Lyne A
Dee Margo A
Patrick McGuinness A
Sid Miller A
Barbara Nash A
Jack O'Connor A
Steve Ogden B+
Albert Price A
Patrick Rose A+
Todd Smith A
Burt Solomons A
Larry Taylor A
Gerard Torres A
Vicki Truitt A
Holly Turner A
Gerald Winn 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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