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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Indiana Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IN State House 18 David Wolkins Republican 100%
IN State House 41 Timothy Brown Republican 93%
IN State House 43 Clyde Kersey Democratic 93%
IN State House 53 Bob Cherry Republican 100%
IN State House 58 Charles Burton Republican 80%
IN State House 66 Terry Goodin Democratic 100%
IN State Senate 6 Sue Landske Republican 64%
IN State Senate 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN State Senate 43 Johnny Nugent Republican 93%
IN State Senate 44 Brent Steele Republican 93%
IN State Senate 48 Lindel Hume Democratic 100%
IN Commissioner 2 Matthew Whetstone Republican 100%
Rose Ann Antich-Carr 67%
Robert Bischoff 100%
Mark Blade 100%
William Cochran 100%
Gary Dillon 93%
Michael Dvorak 53%
Jeffrey Espich 100%
John Gregory Frenz 100%
Benjamin GiaQuinta, Sr. 93%
Dale Grubb 100%
Robert Hoffman 87%
James Lewis, Jr. 93%
Ronald Liggett 100%
Michael Ripley 93%
Michael Smith 100%
Russell Stilwell 100%
W. Dale Sturtz 87%
Vern Tincher 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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