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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Herbert Adams D
ME Commissioner 2 James Annis Republican A
Walter Ash, Jr. D+
Susan Austin A
Christopher Babbidge D
Christopher Barstow D
Stephen Beaudette D
Robert Berube A
L. Earl Bierman A
Richard Blanchard D
ME Councilor At-Large Patricia Blanchette D
Stephen Bowen B
John Brautigam D
Lynn Bromley C
William Browne C+
Bruce Bryant A
Mark Bryant D
Richard Burns F
ME State Senate 30 Emily Ann Cain Democratic D
ME State House 138 James Campbell, Sr. Unaffiliated A
Marilyn Canavan D
Richard Cebra A+
John Churchill D
Herbert Clark A
Jonathan Courtney A-
ME State Senate 16 Margaret Craven Democratic D
Philip Cressey A
Robert Crosthwaite A
Glenn Cummings D
Philip Curtis A
Dennis Damon A-
Kimberly Davis A-
William Diamond A-
Dana Dow B
Timothy Driscoll B
Robert Duchesne D+
Michael Dunn D
ME State House 39 Brian Duprey Republican A
Jane Eberle D
John Eder D
Peter Edgecomb B+
Betheda Edmonds C
Harold Emery A
Sean Faircloth B-
David Farrington D+
Edward Finch D+
Jeremy Fischer A+
Charles Fisher B-
Stacey Fitts A
Kenneth Fletcher A
ME State Senate 21 Patrick Flood Republican A
ME State Senate 10 Stanley Gerzofsky Democratic D
Christian Greeley D
Carol Grose D
Darren Hall A
ME State Senate 13 James Hamper Republican A
Bruce Hanley A
Stephen Hanley A+
Charles Harlow F
David Hastings III A-
ME State House 133 Barry Hobbins Democratic C
George Hogan D
ME State Senate 35 Troy Jackson Democratic A-
Lawrence Jacobsen A
Henry Joy A
Ted Koffman D
Scott Lansley A
Sarah Lewin A
R. Kenneth Lindell A
Jacqueline Lundeen A-
ME Commissioner 3 Elaine Makas Democratic D
Boyd Marley D
John Martin A+
Arthur Mayo III A
ME State Senate 22 Edward Mazurek Democratic D
Howard McFadden A
Jonathan McKane A
Everett McLeod, Sr. A-
Elizabeth Miller D
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Sawin Millett, Jr. No Party Affiliation A
ME Attorney General Janet Mills Democratic A+
S. Peter Mills A
Elizabeth Mitchell C
Gary Moore A
Joan Nass A
Richard Nass A
Jacqueline Norton D
John Nutting VII C-
ME State Senate 14 John Patrick Democratic B
Leila Percy D
Anne Perry D+
Joseph Perry B-
Donald Pilon D
Raymond Pineau C
Hannah Pingree D
Wright Pinkham, Sr. A-
John Piotti B+
Debra Plowman A
ME State Senate 12 Gary Plummer Republican B
Kevin Raye A
Christopher Rector A
David Richardson A-
Earl Richardson A
Wesley Richardson A
Peter Rines B+
John Robinson A
Kimberley Rosen C
Richard Rosen A
ME State House 74 Margaret Rotundo Democratic D
Christine Savage A
ME State Senate 18 Thomas Saviello Republican A-
M. Schatz D
H. Stedman Seavey B+
Deborah Simpson D
Nancy Smith D+
Lois Snowe-Mello A+
Vaughn Stedman A-
Ethan King Strimling F
Nancy Sullivan D
Richard Sykes A+
Joshua Tardy A+
ME State Senate 27 Douglas Thomas Republican A
Judd Thompson D+
Karl Turner A
ME State Senate 3 John Tuttle, Jr. Democratic B+
ME State Senate 5 Linda Valentino Democratic D
Michael Vaughan A
William Walcott D
Thomas Watson D
David Webster D
Carol Weston A+
Walter Wheeler, Sr. D
ME State Senate 11 Richard Woodbury Unenrolled D

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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