Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D F
ME Governor Paul LePage R A
ME State House-5 Beth O'Connor R A
ME State House-10 Wayne Parry R B+
ME State House-13 George Hogan D D
ME State House-24 Mark Bryant D D
ME State House-28 Heather Sirocki R A
ME State House-55 Seth Berry D B-
ME State House-56 Dale Crafts R A
ME State House-57 Stephen Wood R A
ME State House-65 Ellie Espling R A
ME State House-68 Richard Cebra R A+
ME State House-71 Tom Winsor R A
ME State House-75 Jeff Timberlake R A
ME State House-88 Deborah Sanderson R A
ME State House-100 Kenneth Fredette R A
ME State House-102 Stacey Guerin R A
ME State House-107 Jeffrey McCabe D B+
ME State House-108 John Picchiotti R A
ME State House-110 Henry Beck D F
ME State House-113 Lance Harvell R A-
ME State House-114 Russell Black R A
ME State House-118 Larry Dunphy R A
ME State House-121 Robert Duchesne D D
ME State House-127 Adam Goode D D
ME State House-136 Richard Malaby R B
ME State House-144 Roger Sherman R A
ME State House-145 Rick Long R A
ME State House-151 John Martin D A+
ME State Senate-1 Troy Jackson D A
ME State Senate-3 Rod Whittemore R A
ME State Senate-4 Paul Davis, Sr. R A
ME State Senate-5 Jim Dill D B
ME State Senate-6 Joyce Maker R A
ME State Senate-7 Brian Langley R A
ME State Senate-8 Kim Rosen R C
ME State Senate-10 Andre Cushing III R A
ME State Senate-11 Mike Thibodeau R A
ME State Senate-13 Dana Dow R A-
ME State Senate-15 Roger Katz R A
ME State Senate-17 Tom Saviello R A
ME State Senate-19 James Hamper R A
ME State Senate-22 Garrett Mason R A
ME State Senate-26 Bill Diamond D A
ME State Senate-34 Ron Collins R A
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen A
ME Commissioner-3 Dean Cray R A
ME Councilor-Ward 4 Anna Blodgett D
ME Councilor-At-Large Joseph Perry D B-
ME State Board of Education Nichi Farnham N/A A
Charles Aaskov B
Justin Alfond F
Bernard Ayotte A
Lewis Baker A
Adam Barter A
Philip Bartlett II D
Michael Beaulieu C+
Paul Bennett A
Cynthia Bissell A-
Larry Bliss F
Joseph Brannigan D
Joseph Brooks A
David Burns A
Rick Burns A
Steven Butterfield II D
Emily Cain D
John Carson A
Michael Celli A
Kathleen Chase A-
Jessica Chase Smith A
Mark Chizmar D+
Bruce Chuluda B
Herbert Clark A
Tyler Clark A
Richard Cleary B
H. David Cotta A
Jonathan Courtney A
Margaret Craven D
Jarrod Crockett A
Philip Curtis A
John Cushing A-
Douglas Damon C+
Gerald Davis B+
Daniel Deveau A
Harold Dowse A
Gregg Drew A
Timothy Driscoll B
Robert Eaton D
Jane Eberle D
Peter Edgecomb B+
Michael Estes A
Howard Farr, Jr. A-
Jessica Feeley F
Stacey Fitts A
Joyce Fitzpatrick A
Patrick Flood A
Les Fossel A
Gary Foster A
Traci Gauthier A
Stan Gerzofsky F
Jeffery Gifford A
William Gombar A-
Seth Goodall D
Ann-Marie Grenier A
Troy Haines A-
Brian Hale A
Stephen Hanley A+
R. Ryan Harmon A-
Anne Haskell B-
David Hastings III A
Pamela Hatch C
Maura Herlihy B+
Barry Hobbins C+
Patrick Hunt A
Zachary Jackman A
David Johnson A
Peter Johnson A
David Kaler A-
Joel Kase A
Carol Kemmerer A
Dennis Keschl A
L. Gary Knight B
Chuck Kruger D
Michel Lajoie B-
Michael Lawson A
Jason Levesque A
James Libby A
Paul Liebow B
William Logan A
Stephen Lovejoy B-
Veronica Magnan C-
Jeffrey Martin A
Tom Martin, Jr. A
Matt Mattingly A-
Edward Mazurek D+
Michael McClellan A
Earle McCormick A
Howard McFadden A
Jonathan McKane A
Wade McLaughlin D
Everett McLeod, Sr. A-
Mike Michaud A
Scott Milewski A
Brant Miller A
Elizabeth Miller D
Sawin Millett, Jr. A
Elizabeth Mitchell B-
Susan Morissette A
Joan Nass A
Mel Newendyke A-
John Nutting VII C-
Robert Nutting A
Andrew O'Brien D
Kimberly Olsen A-
Joseph Palmieri A-
Jim Parker A
John Patrick B+
Wendy Pelletier A
Ann Peoples D
Debbi Perkins A
Daniel Phillips A-
Owen Pickus A
Donald Pilon D
John Piotti A
Debra Plowman A
Gary Plummer B
Benjamin Pratt A
Kerri Prescott A
Charles Priest D
Geraldine Randall A
Kevin Raye A
Christopher Rector A
Mark Richard B
David Richardson A-
Wesley Richardson A
Peter Rioux A-
Margaret Rotundo D
Richard Ruhlin A
Helen Sahadi A
Frank Sample III A
Ralph Sarty, Jr. A+
M. Schatz D+
Mary Schiavoni A
Dean Scontras A
Robert Sezak A
Michael Shaw A
Deborah Simpson D
Larry Sirois D
Lois Snowe-Mello A
Jacque Spofford A
Sara Stevens D
Jacob Stoddard A-
Meredith Strang Burgess B
Nancy Sullivan D
Katrin Teel A
Justin Thacker A
Charles Theriault D
Douglas Thomas A
Scott Thomas A
Robert Thompson A
Dianne Tilton A-
A. David Trahan A
Sharon Treat D
John Tuttle, Jr. A
Linda Valentino D
Lisa Villa A
G. Paul Waterhouse A
Brad Watts A
Windol Weaver A
David Webster D
Jeffrey Weinstein A
Jim Whalen B-
W. Sturgis Whalen A
Alexander Willette A
Michael Willette B-
Bob Winglass B
Frederick Wintle B+
Marc Worrell A

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