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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
UT State House 8 Gage Froerer Republican A
UT State House 9 Jeremy Peterson Republican A
UT State House 13 Paul Ray Republican A
UT State House 32 LaVar Christensen Republican A
UT State House 38 Eric Hutchings Republican A-
UT State House 39 James Dunnigan Republican A-
UT State House 51 Gregory Hughes Republican A-
UT State House 60 Brad Daw Republican A
UT State House 61 Keith Grover Republican A
UT State House 69 Christine Watkins Republican C
UT State House 71 Bradley Last Republican A
UT State House 73 Michael Noel Republican A
UT State Senate 6 Wayne Harper Republican A
UT State Senate 16 Curt Bramble Republican A-
UT State Senate 19 Allen Christensen Republican A+
UT State Senate 24 Ralph Okerlund Republican A-
UT State Senate 25 Lyle Hillyard Republican B-
UT State Senate 27 David Hinkins Republican A
UT State Senate 28 Evan Vickers Republican C
UT Auditor John Dougall Republican B
UT Chairman of the Tax Commission John Valentine A-
UT Mayor At-Large Ron Bigelow A
UT Mayor Jackie Biskupski Democratic D-
UT Commissioner At-Large Kerry Gibson Republican A
Doug Aagard A
Sheryl Allen C
Jerry Anderson A
Neil Anderton C
Roger Barrus A
Jim Bird B
Melvin Brown A+
D. Chris Buttars A+
Garrett Clark C-
Stephen Clark A
David Cook A
Greg Curtis B
Brad Dee A-
Kirk DeMille B
Carl Duckworth B+
Joe Dulin, Jr. C-
Ben Ferry A
Jonathan Fidler C
Julie Fisher A
Lorie Fowlke B-
Craig Frank A
Kevin Garn B
Nathan Gedge C-
James Gowans A
Bill Hansen A
Neil Hansen D-
Neal Hendrickson B
Christopher Herrod A
Kory Holdaway A
Fred Hunsaker D
Scott Jenkins A+
Brad King A
Todd Kiser A
Dan Liljenquist A
David Litvack C-
Becky Lockhart A+
Mark Madsen A+
Steven Mascaro A-
John Mathis A
Ronda Menlove B
Brian Monsen A-
Michael Morley A
Jeffrey Morrow B+
Merlynn Newbold A
Curtis Oda A+
Patrick Painter A
Ed Phillips B+
Raymond Poole A
John Rendell C
Phil Riesen F
Stephen Sandstrom A+
Carol Spackman Moss D-
Kenneth Sumsion A-
Stephen Urquhart B
Michael Waddoups A+
Carlene Walker B+
Warren Webb B-
Ryan Wilcox A
Larry Wiley B+
Carl Wimmer 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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