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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Citizens Defense League

2003 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA State House 1 Terry Kilgore Republican 100%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 86%
VA State House 31 Scott Lingamfelter Republican 100%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 36%
VA State House 40 Tim Hugo Republican 92%
VA State House 61 Thomas Wright, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 86%
VA State House 88 Mark Cole Republican 100%
VA State Senate 11 Stephen Martin Republican 100%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 100%
VA State Senate 26 Mark Obenshain Republican 100%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 100%
J. Brandon Bell II 92%
L. Bryant, Jr. 100%
Ken Cuccinelli II 75%
Allen Wayne Dudley 100%
William Fralin, Jr. 86%
Jeffrey Frederick 100%
Harry Parrish 42%
Phillip Puckett 69%
Frederick Quayle 100%
John Welch III 86%

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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