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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic F
CT State House 45 Steve Mikutel Democratic A+
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic B
CT State House 55 Pam Sawyer Republican A+
CT State House 60 Peggy Sayers Democratic C
CT State House 69 Arthur O'Neill Republican A+
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican C+
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican A+
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic B
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic D+
CT State House 90 Mary Fritz Democratic D-
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic F
CT State House 98 Pat Widlitz Democratic C
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic D-
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic B+
CT State House 116 Lou Esposito, Jr. Democratic A+
CT State House 121 Terrance Backer Democratic A
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic A
CT State House 142 Larry Cafero, Jr. Republican B
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic F
CT State Senate 2 Eric Coleman Democratic D
CT State Senate 3 Gary LeBeau Democratic F
CT State Senate 6 Terry Gerratana Democratic C
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican A+
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic F
CT State Senate 15 Joan Hartley Democratic A+
CT State Senate 17 Joseph Crisco, Jr. Democratic C
CT State Senate 20 Andrea Stillman Democratic D
CT State Senate 29 Donald Williams, Jr. Democratic F
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican A++
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families F
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families F
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic C-
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican A
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic F
CT Mayor At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican A+
James Amann A+
William Aniskovich B
Nancy Farwell Beals D-
Reginald Beamon A
Mark Boughton A
Thomas Bozek B
David Cappiello A
Michael Jean Cardin A-
Michael Caron A+
Christopher Caruso D
Biagio Ciotto B
Dennis Cleary A+
Thomasina Clemons D
Jacqueline Cocco D
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. A
Raymond Collins A+
Thomas Conway, Sr. A+
Catherine Cook A
Melody Alena Currey F
Eileen Daily C
Ann Dandrow A
Jefferson Davis F
Kevin DelGobbo A
Louis DeLuca A+
Nancy DeMarinis C+
Chris Anthony DePino C
Konstantinos Diamantis A+
Hector Diaz C+
Christopher Donovan F
William Dyson C
M. Adela Dell' Eads A++
Mary Eberle F
Ruth Fahrbach A+
Robert Farr D
Michael Fedele F
Richard Ferrari A
Brian Flaherty A++
Patrick Flaherty F
John Wayne Fox D
Judith Freedman D-
Thomas Gaffey B
Edna Garcia C+
Jeanne Garvey A+
Robert Genuario D
John Geragosian C
Edward Graziani D
Leonard Greene, Sr. A+
George Gunther A+
Gail Hamm F
William Hamzy A
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. B
Wade Hyslop, Jr. D
Michael Jarjura A+
Stephen Jarmoc A
Robert Keeley, Jr. C-
Nancy Kerensky B
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey F
Alex Knopp F+
Michael Lawlor F
Janet Lockton F
Moira Lyons C-
Robert Maddox, Jr. A+
John Malone A
Brian Edward Mattiello A
Brian McDermott B
Anne McDonald D
Mary McGrattan C
Peter Metz C
Roger Michele C
Lawrence Miller A+
John Mordasky A+
Ernest Newton II C-
William Nickerson F
Gary Orefice C
James O'Rourke III F
Alvin Penn B
Melodie Peters F
Edith Prague C
F. Prelli A+
David Pudlin F
Andrew Roraback A
Richard Roy C
John Ryan B+
Sammy Samowitz C-
Ronald San Angelo A++
Claire Essig Sauer D
Angelina Scarpetti A+
Howard Scipio D-
Robert Ruhl Simmons A
Winthrop Smith, Jr. A+
Stephen Somma A+
Cameron Staples D+
John Stone, Jr. A
Jessie Stratton F
John Stripp A
Anthony Tercyak B
John Thompson F
Vincent Tonucci A
Christel Truglia D
Richard Tulisano A
Paul Martin Tymniak A+
Thomas Upson A
Peter Villano D-
Robert Ward A++
Julia Wasserman F
Lenny Winkler 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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