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 U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D A
ME Governor Paul LePage R A
ME State House-2 Charles Theriault D D
ME State House-3 Bernard Ayotte R A
ME State House-6 Tyler Clark R A
ME State House-8 Joyce Fitzpatrick R A
ME State House-9 Rick Long R A
ME State House-12 Jeffery Gifford R A
ME State House-14 James Dill D B
ME State House-15 Adam Goode D D
ME State House-20 David Johnson R A
ME State House-22 Stacey Guerin R A
ME State House-25 Kenneth Wade Fredette R A
ME State House-26 Paul Davis, Sr. R A
ME State House-27 Peter Johnson R A
ME State House-28 Dean Cray R A
ME State House-31 Joyce Maker R A
ME State House-34 Richard Malaby R B
ME State House-42 Joseph Brooks Other A
ME State House-48 Chuck Kruger D D
ME State House-52 Deborah Sanderson R A
ME State House-55 H. David Cotta R A
ME State House-63 Charles Priest D D
ME State House-67 Seth Berry D B-
ME State House-68 Michael Beaulieu R C+
ME State House-71 Michel Lajoie D B-
ME State House-74 Margaret Rotundo D D
ME State House-75 Stephen Wood R A
ME State House-76 Henry Beck D F
ME State House-78 Robert Nutting R A
ME State House-79 Sharon Treat D D
ME State House-80 Mel Newendyke R A-
ME State House-81 L. Gary Knight R B
ME State House-83 Dennis Keschl R A
ME State House-85 Jeffrey McCabe D B+
ME State House-88 Larry Dunphy R A
ME State House-89 Lance Harvell R A-
ME State House-90 Russell Black R A
ME State House-91 Jarrod Crockett R A
ME State House-95 Tom Winsor R A
ME State House-96 Jeff Timberlake R A
ME State House-98 Lisa Villa D A
ME State House-102 Michael Shaw D A
ME State House-103 Michael McClellan R A
ME State House-104 Dale Crafts R A
ME State House-105 Eleanor Espling R A
ME State House-125 Ann Peoples D D
ME State House-128 Heather Sirocki R A
ME State House-133 Barry Hobbins D C+
ME State House-140 Wayne Parry R B+
ME State House-141 Paul Bennett R A
ME State House-147 Kathleen Chase R A-
ME State House-150 Windol Weaver R A
ME State Senate-2 Ron Collins R A
ME State Senate-3 John Tuttle, Jr. D A
ME State Senate-5 Linda Valentino D D
ME State Senate-8 Justin Alfond D F
ME State Senate-9 Anne Haskell D B-
ME State Senate-10 Stan Gerzofsky D F
ME State Senate-12 Gary Plummer R B
ME State Senate-13 James Hamper R A
ME State Senate-14 John Patrick D B+
ME State Senate-16 Margaret Craven D D
ME State Senate-17 Garrett Mason R A
ME State Senate-18 Thomas Saviello R A
ME State Senate-21 Patrick Flood R A
ME State Senate-22 Edward Mazurek D D+
ME State Senate-23 Mike Thibodeau R A
ME State Senate-24 Roger Katz R A
ME State Senate-26 Rod Whittemore R A
ME State Senate-27 Douglas Thomas R A
ME State Senate-28 Brian Langley R A
ME State Senate-29 David Burns R A
ME State Senate-30 Emily Ann Cain D D
ME State Senate-33 Andre Cushing III R A
ME State Senate-34 Roger Sherman R A
ME State Senate-35 Troy Jackson D A
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen N/A A
Charles Aaskov B
Lewis Baker A
Adam Barter A
Philip Bartlett II D
Cynthia Bissell A-
Larry Bliss F
Anna Blodgett D
Joseph Brannigan D
Mark Bryant D
Rick Burns A
Steven Butterfield II D
John Carson A
Richard Cebra A+
Michael Celli A
Jessica Chase Smith A
Mark Chizmar D+
Bruce Chuluda B
Herbert Clark A
Richard Cleary B
Jonathan Courtney A
Philip Curtis A
John Cushing A-
Douglas Damon C+
Gerald Davis B+
Daniel Deveau A
Bill Diamond A
Dana Dow A-
Harold Dowse A
Gregg Drew A
Timothy Driscoll B
Robert Duchesne D
Robert Eaton D
Jane Eberle D
Peter Edgecomb B+
Michael Estes A
Nichi Farnham A
Howard Farr, Jr. A-
Jessica Feeley F
Stacey Fitts A
Les Fossel A
Gary Foster A
Traci Gauthier A
William Gombar A-
Seth Goodall D
Ann-Marie Grenier A
Troy Haines A-
Brian Hale A
Stephen Hanley A+
R. Ryan Harmon A-
David Hastings III A
Pamela Hatch C
Maura Herlihy B+
George Hogan D
Patrick Hunt A
Zachary Jackman A
David Kaler A-
Joel Kase A
Carol Kemmerer A
Michael Lawson A
Jason Levesque A
James Libby A
Paul Liebow B
William Logan A
Stephen Lovejoy B-
Veronica Magnan C-
Jeffrey Martin A
John Martin A+
Tom Martin, Jr. A
Matt Mattingly A-
Earle McCormick A
Howard McFadden A
Jonathan McKane A
Wade McLaughlin D
Everett McLeod, Sr. A-
Scott Milewski A
Brant Miller A
Elizabeth Miller D
Sawin Millett, Jr. A
Elizabeth Mitchell B-
Susan Morissette A
Joan Nass A
John Nutting VII C-
Andrew O'Brien D
Beth O'Connor A
Kimberly Olsen A-
Joseph Palmieri A-
Jim Parker A
Wendy Pelletier A
Debbi Perkins A
Joseph Perry B-
Daniel Phillips A-
John Picchiotti A
Owen Pickus A
Donald Pilon D
John Piotti A
Debra Plowman A
Benjamin Pratt A
Kerri Prescott A
Geraldine Randall A
Kevin Raye A
Christopher Rector A
Mark Richard B
David Richardson A-
Wesley Richardson A
Peter Rioux A-
Kim Rosen C
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
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
Scott Thomas A
Robert Thompson A
Dianne Tilton A-
A. David Trahan A
G. Paul Waterhouse A
Brad Watts 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

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.