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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
ME State House 8 Christopher Babbidge Democratic D
ME State House 9 H. Stedman Seavey Republican B+
ME State House 13 George Hogan Democratic D
ME State House 14 Barry Hobbins Democratic C
ME State House 21 James Campbell, Sr. Republican A
ME State House 24 Mark Bryant Democratic D
ME State House 59 Margaret Rotundo Democratic D
ME State House 67 Susan Austin Republican A
ME State House 121 Robert Duchesne Democratic D+
ME State House 151 John Martin Democratic A+
ME State Senate 1 Peter Edgecomb Republican B+
ME State Senate 8 Kim Rosen Republican C
ME State Senate 17 Thomas Saviello Republican A-
ME State Senate 18 John Patrick Democratic B
ME State Senate 19 James Hamper Republican A
ME State Senate 24 Stan Gerzofsky Democratic D
ME State Senate 26 Bill Diamond Democratic A-
ME State Senate 31 Linda Valentino Democratic D
ME Attorney General Janet Mills Democratic A+
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen A
ME Commissioner 1 Elaine Makas D
ME Commissioner 2 James Annis A
ME Councilor At-Large Patricia Blanchette D
ME Councilor At-Large Sean Faircloth B-
Herbert Adams D
Walter Ash, Jr. D+
Christopher Barstow D
Stephen Beaudette D
Robert Berube A
L. Earl Bierman A
Richard Blanchard D
Stephen Bowen B
John Brautigam D
Lynn Bromley C
William Browne C+
Bruce Bryant A
Rick Burns F
Emily Ann Cain D
Marilyn Canavan D
Richard Cebra A+
John Churchill D
Herbert Clark A
Jonathan Courtney A-
Margaret Craven D
Philip Cressey A
Robert Crosthwaite A
Glenn Cummings D
Philip Curtis A
Dennis Damon A-
Kimberly Davis A-
Dana Dow B
Timothy Driscoll B
Michael Dunn D
Brian Duprey A
Jane Eberle D
John Eder D
Betheda Edmonds C
Harold Emery A
David Farrington D+
Edward Finch D+
Jeremy Fischer A+
Charles Fisher B-
Stacey Fitts A
Kenneth Fletcher A
Patrick Flood A
Christian Greeley D
Carol Grose D
Darren Hall A
Bruce Hanley A
Stephen Hanley A+
Charles Harlow F
David Hastings III A-
Troy Jackson A-
Lawrence Jacobsen A
Henry Joy A
Ted Koffman D
Scott Lansley A
Sarah Lewin A
R. Kenneth Lindell A
Jacqueline Lundeen A-
Boyd Marley D
Arthur Mayo III A
Edward Mazurek D
Howard McFadden A
Jonathan McKane A
Everett McLeod, Sr. A-
Elizabeth Miller D
Sawin Millett, Jr. A
S. Peter Mills A
Elizabeth Mitchell C
Gary Moore A
Joan Nass A
Richard Nass A
Jacqueline Norton D
John Nutting VII C-
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
Gary Plummer B
Kevin Raye A
Christopher Rector A
David Richardson A-
Earl Richardson A
Wesley Richardson A
Peter Rines B+
John Robinson A
Christine Savage A
M. Schatz D
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+
Douglas Thomas A
Judd Thompson D+
Karl Turner A
John Tuttle, Jr. B+
Michael Vaughan A
William Walcott D
Thomas Watson D
David Webster D
Carol Weston A+
Walter Wheeler, Sr. D
Richard Woodbury 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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