Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern A
Gary Alexander A
Glenn Anderson A
Mike Armstrong A+
Bob Baker A
Don Barlow D
Lisa Brown F
Tom Campbell A+
Michael Carrell A+
JeanMarie Christenson A
Steven Cook A
Donald Crawford B
Larry Crouse A
Mary Lou Dickerson F
Dave Dooley A
Robert Dutton B
Deb Eddy D
Mark Ericks B
Jonathan Fant A
Fred Finn A
Dennis Flannigan D
Bill Grant A+
Linda Haddon A-
Kathy Haigh A-
Steve Hailey A+
Brian Hatfield A+
Timothy Hattenburg B
Mary Haugen F
Bill Hinkle A+
Mike Hope A
Ross Hunter D
Joseph James A
Fred Jarrett D
Marlyn Jensen A
Jim Kastama C+
Tyana Kelley D
Phyllis Kenney D
Lynn Kessler A
Leslie Klein C
WA Council Member-Ward 1 Kelli Linville A
Liz Loomis A-
Connie Lord A
Sue Lani Madsen C
Robert McCaslin, Sr. A
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune A+
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott D
Timothy Miller A
Dawn Morrell C-
Carol Moser D
WA Commissioner-1 Randy Neatherlin A
Toby Nixon A
Mike Novak A
Al O'Brien C-
Judi Owens D
Cheryl Pflug A
Margarita Prentice F
Craig Pridemore B
Skip Priest A
Dave Quall A
Marilyn Rasmussen B+
Debbie Regala F
Dennis Richter B+
Alex Rion A
WA Council Member-1 Dan Roach A+
Phil Rockefeller C-
Charles Ross A
Larry Seaquist A-
Geoff Simpson D
Michele Smith A
Val Stevens A+
Dan Swecker A+
John Sweeney C-
Thomas Thomas A
Michael Thompson A
Steve Van Luven A
Deb Wallace A
Fred Walser B
Ron Weigelt A
Brendan Williams C-
Alex Wood D
Joseph Zarelli A+
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D A+
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D C
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D B-
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D D
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D D
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D B+
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D F
WA State House-44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee D C-
WA State Senate-22 Karen Fraser D F
WA State Senate-24 Jim Hargrove D A
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D D
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D C-
WA State House-22 Position 2 Sam Hunt D D
WA State House-31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst D A+
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D F
WA Auditor Troy Kelley D A-
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D C
WA State Senate-1 Rosemary McAuliffe D D
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D C-
WA State House-49 Position 2 Jim Moeller D C-
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D C
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D C+
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D D
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D D
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D F
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D A-
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D A+
WA State House-24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege D A+
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R A
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R A
WA State Senate-17 Donald Benton R A+
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R A-
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R A+
WA State Senate-25 Bruce Dammeier R B
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R A+
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R A
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R A+
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R A
WA State Senate-16 Mike Hewitt R A+
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R A
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R A
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R A
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R A+
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R A+
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R B
WA U.S. House-4 Daniel Newhouse R A+
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R A
WA State House-6 Position 1 Kevin Parker R A
WA State Senate-12 Linda Parlette R A
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R A+
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R A
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R A
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R A+
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R A
WA State House-7 Position 1 Shelly Short R A
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R A-
WA State House-16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh R B
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R A

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