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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican A+
MT State House 96 Carolyn Squires Democratic C
MT State Senate 5 Verdell Jackson Republican A
MT State Senate 17 Greg Jergeson Democratic B
MT Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Democratic C
MT Auditor Monica Lindeen Democratic B
Darrel Adams A+
Chris Marie Ahner A+
Joan Andersen B-
Shiell Anderson A-
Joseph Barnett A+
Beverly Barnhart D
Tom Beck B
Ernest Bergsagel B+
Al Bishop B+
Rodney Bitney A-
John Bohlinger B-
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke A
Matt Brainard A++
Roy Brown B
B. F. Christiaens B-
Paul Clark A
Robert Clark A++
John Cobb B
Vicki Cocchiarella F
Mack Cole B+
William Crismore B
Aubyn Curtiss A+
Richard Dale A-
Bob Davies A++
Steve Doherty C
E. P. Ekegren A-
Jon Ellingson F
Alvin Ellis, Jr. A
David Ewer D
Stanley Fisher A-
Eve Franklin B-
Daniel Clint Fuchs A-
Kim Gillan C
George Golie A-
Duane Grimes A-
Lorents Grosfield B+
Antoinette Hagener F
Richard Haines A
Mike Halligan D
Marian Hanson A-
Don Hargrove A-
Hal Harper C
Dan Harrington C
Donald Hedges A
Chase Hibbard B+
John Holden B
Ric Holden A+
Joan Hurdle F
Royal Johnson B
Rick Jore A++
Betty Lou Kasten A
Bob Keenan A-
Sam Kitzenberg A-
Billie Krenzler C
Bob Lawson A-
Jeff Mangan C
Bonnie Martinez B
Gay Ann Masolo B
Matt McCann B+
Daniel McGee A
Joe McKenney A-
William Menahan C
John Mercer A
Ken Miller A-
Arnie Mohl D
Brad Molnar A-
Doug Mood A-
Karl Ohs B+
Scott James Orr A+
Robert Pavlovich B
Ray Peck D
Joe Quilici C-
Bob Raney C
William Rehbein, Jr. A+
John Rose A-
Glenn Roush A-
Brennan Ryan A
Trudi Schmidt D
Jim Shockley A
Bruce Simon A
Paul Sliter A+
Frank Smith C
Loren Soft B
Roger Somerville B+
Emily Stonington D
Robert Story, Jr. B
Jay Stovall A-
Bill Tash B
Lila Taylor C
William Thomas C
Joseph Tropila B
Carley Tuss F
Douglas Wagner A+
Allan Walters A
Mignon Waterman D
Jack Wells A++
John Witt B
Diana E. Wyatt C
Cindy Younkin A
Tom Zook 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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