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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
WA State Senate 1 Rosemary McAuliffe Democratic D
WA Commissioner 1 Randy Neatherlin A
WA County Council 1 Dan Roach Republican A+
WA State Senate 2 Randi Becker Republican A
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican A
WA State House 3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic C+
WA State House 4 Position 2 Matt Shea Republican A
WA State House 5 Position 1 Jay Rodne Republican A
WA State House 6 Position 1 Kevin Parker Republican A
WA State House 7 Position 1 Shelly Short Republican A
WA State House 7 Position 2 Joel Kretz Republican A+
WA Council Member 8 Joe McDermott Democratic D
WA State House 8 Position 1 Brad Klippert Republican A
WA State House 8 Position 2 Larry Haler Republican A+
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican A+
WA State House 9 Position 2 Joe Schmick Republican A
WA State Senate 10 Barbara Bailey Republican A
WA State House 10 Position 1 Norma Smith Republican A-
WA State Senate 11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic D
WA State House 11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic C-
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican A
WA State House 12 Position 1 Cary Condotta Republican A+
WA State House 13 Position 1 Judy Warnick Republican A
WA State Senate 14 Curtis King Republican A
WA State House 14 Position 1 Norm Johnson Republican A
WA State House 14 Position 2 Charles Ross Republican A
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican A-
WA State Senate 16 Mike Hewitt Republican A+
WA State House 16 Position 1 Maureen Walsh Republican B
WA State House 16 Position 2 Terry Nealey Republican B
WA State Senate 17 Donald Benton Republican A+
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic A+
WA State House 19 Position 1 Dean Takko Democratic A+
WA State House 19 Position 2 Brian Blake Democratic A+
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican A+
WA State House 20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt Republican A
WA State Senate 22 Karen Fraser Democratic F
WA State House 22 Position 2 Sam Hunt Democratic D
WA State Senate 24 Jim Hargrove Democratic A
WA State House 24 Position 1 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic A+
WA State Senate 25 Bruce Dammeier Republican B
WA State Senate 25 Jim Kastama Democratic C+
WA State House 25 Position 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic C-
WA State House 26 Position 2 Larry Seaquist Democratic A-
WA State Senate 27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic F
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic B+
WA State House 29 Position 2 Steve Kirby Democratic C
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic A+
WA State Senate 32 Maralyn Chase Democratic C
WA State House 32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic F
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic D
WA State House 35 Position 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic A-
WA State House 37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic F
WA State House 37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic D
WA State Senate 38 John McCoy Democratic C-
WA State Senate 39 Kirk Pearson Republican A+
WA State House 39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican A+
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic C
WA State House 41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic D
WA State Senate 42 Doug Ericksen Republican A
WA State Senate 43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic D
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic B-
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic C-
WA State House 44 Position 2 Mike Hope Republican A
WA State House 47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic A-
WA State House 48 Position 1 Ross Hunter Democratic D
WA State House 49 Position 2 Jim Moeller Democratic C-
WA Mayor At-Large Skip Priest Republican A
WA Auditor Troy Kelley Democratic A-
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-
Steve Hailey A+
Timothy Hattenburg B
Mary Haugen F
Bill Hinkle A+
Joseph James A
Fred Jarrett D
Marlyn Jensen A
Tyana Kelley D
Phyllis Kenney D
Lynn Kessler A
Leslie Klein C
Kelli Linville A
Liz Loomis A-
Connie Lord A
Sue Lani Madsen C
Robert McCaslin A
Jim McCune A+
Timothy Miller A
Carol Moser D
Daniel Newhouse A+
Toby Nixon A
Mike Novak A
Al O'Brien C-
Judi Owens D
Cheryl Pflug A
Margarita Prentice F
Craig Pridemore B
Dave Quall A
Marilyn Rasmussen B+
Debbie Regala F
Dennis Richter B+
Alex Rion A
Phil Rockefeller C-
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+

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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