Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R A
IL State House-1 Daniel Burke D D
IL State House-2 Edward Acevedo D F
IL State House-12 Sara Feigenholtz D F-
IL State House-16 Lou Lang D D
IL State House-20 Michael McAuliffe R A+
IL State House-22 Michael Madigan D F
IL State House-25 Barbara Currie D F-
IL State House-27 Monique Davis D F-
IL State House-31 Mary Flowers D F
IL State House-37 Renée Kosel R A
IL State House-47 Patricia Bellock R B
IL State House-63 Jack Franks D C
IL State House-73 David Leitch R B
IL State House-74 Don Moffitt R A+
IL State House-76 Frank Mautino D A
IL State House-82 James Durkin R C
IL State House-88 Keith Sommer R A
IL State House-97 Tom Cross R A-
IL State House-99 Raymond Poe R A+
IL State House-101 Bill Mitchell R A-
IL State House-113 Jay Hoffman D B+
IL State House-115 Mike Bost R A+
IL State Senate-17 Donne Trotter D D
IL State Senate-24 Kirk Dillard R A+
IL State Senate-35 Dave Syverson R A+
IL State Senate-44 William Brady, Jr. R B+
IL State Senate-55 Dale Righter R A+
IL State Senate-58 David Luechtefeld R A
IL Supervisor-At-Large M. Maggie Crotty D F
IL Commissioner-12 John Fritchey D D
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford R A
NA President Barack Obama II D F
Mark Beaubien, Jr. A+
Robert Biggins A
William Black A+
Michael Boland A
Larry Bomke A+
Evelyn Bowles A
Richard Bradley D
James Brosnahan D
Joel Brunsvold A+
Robert Bugielski D
J. Burzynski A+
Ralph Capparelli C-
Elizabeth Coulson D-
Mary Lou Cowlishaw A+
Julie Curry A+
Lee Daniels A
Thomas Dart F-
Steve Davis A+
James DeLeo B
Miguel Del Valle F
Vince Demuzio A+
Walter Dudycz B-
Judy Erwin F-
James Fowler A
Lauren Beth Gash F-
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis A+
Michael Giglio D
Calvin Giles D
Kurt Granberg A+
Debbie Halvorson A+
Gary Hannig A+
Charles Hartke A+
Brent Hassert A
Carl Hawkinson A+
Douglas Hoeft D
Thomas Holbrook A+
Constance Howard F
Thomas Lee Johnson A+
Tim Johnson A+
Emil Jones, Jr. F
John Jones A+
Lovana Jones F
Shirley Jones F
Doris Karpiel C
Howard Kenner F
Dick Klemm A-
Gwenn Klingler A
Carolyn Krause F-
I. Ronald Lawfer A
Patricia Lindner C
Edgar Lopez F
Eileen Lyons D
Joseph Lyons C
William Mahar B
John Maitland, Jr. A
Kevin McCarthy F
John McGuire B-
Larry McKeon C+
James Meyer A
Gerald Mitchell A
Andrea Moore C+
Charles Morrow III D
Rosemary Mulligan C
Harold Murphy A+
Judith Myers A
Richard Myers A+
N. Duane Noland A+
John Philip Novak B
Mary O'Brien A+
Timothy Osmond A
Carole Pankau A
Terry Parke A+
Kathleen Parker C
Vincent Persico B
William Peterson A+
James Philip A+
Dan Reitz A+
Tom Ryder A+
Skip Saviano D
Jeffrey Schoenberg F-
Douglas Scott F
George Scully, Jr. D
George Shadid F
Todd Sieben A+
Sonia Silva F
Cal Skinner A+
Ricca Slone F-
Michael Smith A+
Ron Stephens A+
Todd Stroger F
Arthur Tenhouse A+
Arthur Turner D
John Turner A+
Louis Viverito C
Ronald Wait A+
Lawrence Walsh A
Thomas Walsh F
Frank Watson A+
Stanley Blake Weaver A+
Patrick Welch C
Richard Winkel, Jr. A
David Winters A
David Wirsing A
Kathleen Wojcik A+
Larry Woolard A+
Anne Zickus A+

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