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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
WI State Senate 1 Frank Lasee Republican A
WI State Senate 2 Robert Cowles Republican A
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic F
WI State Assembly 3 Alvin Ott Republican A
WI State Senate 4 Lena Taylor Democratic F
WI State Assembly 5 Jim Steineke Republican A
WI State Senate 5 Leah Vukmir Republican A+
WI U.S. House 6 Glenn Grothman Republican A
WI State Assembly 6 Gary Tauchen Republican B+
WI State Senate 8 Alberta Darling Republican A
WI State Assembly 9 Josh Zepnick Democratic D-
WI State Senate 10 Sheila Harsdorf Republican A
WI State Senate 11 Stephen Nass Republican A
WI State Assembly 12 Frederick Kessler Democratic D-
WI State Senate 12 Thomas Tiffany Republican A
WI State Senate 14 Luther Olsen Republican B-
WI State Senate 16 Mark Miller Democratic F
WI State Assembly 16 Leon Young Democratic F
WI State Senate 19 Roger Roth, Jr. Republican A
WI State Assembly 20 Christine Sinicki Democratic D-
WI State Senate 22 Robert Wirch Democratic A
WI State Senate 23 Terry Moulton Republican A+
WI State Assembly 23 Jim Ott Republican C+
WI State Senate 24 Julie Lassa Democratic A
WI State Senate 26 Fred Risser Democratic F
WI State Senate 28 Mary Lazich Republican A
WI State Assembly 29 John Murtha Republican A
WI State Senate 29 Jerry Petrowski Republican A+
WI State Senate 30 Dave Hansen Democratic F
WI State Senate 32 Jennifer Shilling Democratic F
WI State Assembly 36 Jeffrey Mursau Republican A
WI State Assembly 38 Joel Kleefisch Republican A
WI State Assembly 40 Kevin Petersen Republican A
WI State Assembly 41 Joan Ballweg Republican A
WI State Assembly 42 Keith Ripp Republican A
WI State Assembly 43 Andy Jorgensen Democratic C
WI State Assembly 46 Gary Hebl Democratic F
WI State Assembly 49 Travis Tranel Republican B+
WI State Assembly 50 Ed Brooks Republican A
WI State Assembly 54 Gordon Hintz Democratic C
WI State Assembly 61 Samantha Kerkman Republican A+
WI State Assembly 63 Robin Vos Republican A
WI State Assembly 66 Cory Mason Democratic C
WI State Assembly 77 Terese Berceau Democratic F
WI State Assembly 80 Sondy Pope Democratic F
WI State Assembly 89 John Nygren Republican A
WI State Assembly 92 Chris Danou Democratic A
WI State Assembly 96 Lee Nerison Republican A
WI Secretary of Transportation Mark Gottlieb Republican A
WI Public Service Commission Chair Phil Montgomery A
Chuck Benedict D-
Penny Bernard Schaber D-
Garey Bies A
Spencer Black F
Chris Buckel A-
G. Spencer Coggs F
Pedro Colon D-
Bob Cox D
David Cullen D-
Brett Davis A
Jo Egelhoff A
Darcy Fields A
Jason Fields F
Jeff Fitzgerald A+
Chad Fradette A
Donald Friske A+
Phil Garthwaite C
Tamara Grigsby F
Stan Gruszynski D
Scott Gunderson A+
Mark Gundrum A+
Doug Harrod D-
Dave Hegenbarth A
Dan Hellman A
Steve Hilgenberg C
J.A. Hines A+
Kim Hixson C
Jim Holperin B-
Mark Honadel A
Randy Hopper A
Ann Hraychuck A
Mary Hubler D+
Michael Huebsch A+
Daron Jensen C
Dan Kapanke A
Dean Kaufert A
Jerry Keifenheim B-
Steven Kestell A
Kent Koebke A
Bill Kramer A
Margaret Krusick D-
Shirl LaBarre A
Daniel LeMahieu A
Thomas Lothian A
Kathy Maves A
Dan Meyer A
Louis Molepske, Jr. D-
Kent Muschinske A
Nate Myszka A
Tom Nelson D
Scott Newcomer A
Aaron Onsrud C
Alison Page D
Joseph Parisi F
Alex Pieper A
Don Pridemore A
Mark Reiff A
Kitty Rhoades A
Jon Richards D-
Aaron Robertson B
Nathan Russell A-
Jay Schmelling C
Marlin Schneider A
Dennis Seevers C
Donna Seidel D-
Mike Sheridan D-
Gary Sherman F
Carl Skalitzky A
Jeffrey Smith C
James Soletski C
Richard Spanbauer A
Tony Staskunas D-
John Steinbrink F
Jeffrey Stone A
Pat Strachota A
Scott Suder A+
Anthony Theisen A
Alex Tiahnybok A
Barbara Toles F
Debra Towns A
John Townsend A
Robert Turner C
Jeff Tyberg A
Terry Van Akkeren F
Karl Van Roy A
Amy Vruwink A
Sheldon Wasserman F
Corrine Wiesmueller A
Annette Williams F
Mary Williams A
Jeffrey Wood A+
Robert Ziegelbauer C
Rich Zipperer 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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