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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Charles Aaskov B
Bernard Ayotte A
Lewis Baker A
Adam Barter A
Philip Bartlett II D
Michael Beaulieu C+
Henry Beck F
Paul Bennett A
Seth Berry B-
Cynthia Bissell A-
Larry Bliss F
ME Councilor Ward 4 Anna Blodgett D
Joseph Brannigan D
Joseph Brooks A
Rick Burns A
Steven Butterfield II D
Emily Ann Cain D
John Carson A
Richard Cebra 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
Dean Cray A
Jarrod Crockett A
Philip Curtis A
John Cushing A-
Douglas Damon C+
Gerald Davis B+
Daniel Deveau A
Dana Dow A-
Harold Dowse A
Gregg Drew A
Timothy Driscoll B
Robert Eaton D
Jane Eberle D
Michael Estes A
Nichi Farnham 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
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-
Lance Harvell A-
David Hastings III A
Pamela Hatch C
Maura Herlihy B+
Patrick Hunt A
Zachary Jackman A
Troy Jackson A
David Johnson A
Peter Johnson A
David Kaler A-
Joel Kase A
Carol Kemmerer A
Dennis Keschl A
L. Gary Knight 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+
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-
Andrew O'Brien D
Kimberly Olsen A-
Joseph Palmieri A-
Jim Parker A
Wendy Pelletier A
Ann Peoples D
Debbi Perkins A
Joseph Perry B-
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-
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen A
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
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
Bob Winglass B
Frederick Wintle B+
Marc Worrell A
ME State Senate 27 Justin Alfond Democratic F
ME State House 24 Mark Bryant Democratic D
ME State Senate 26 Bill Diamond Democratic A
ME State Senate 5 James Dill Democratic B
ME State House 121 Robert Duchesne Democratic D
ME State Senate 24 Stan Gerzofsky Democratic F
ME State House 127 Adam Goode Democratic D
ME State Senate 28 Anne Haskell Democratic B-
ME State House 14 Barry Hobbins Democratic C+
ME State House 13 George Hogan Democratic D
ME State House 92 Chuck Kruger Democratic D
ME State House 58 Michel Lajoie Democratic B-
ME State House 151 John Martin Democratic A+
ME State House 107 Jeffrey McCabe Democratic B+
ME State Senate 18 John Patrick Democratic B+
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic F
ME State House 59 Margaret Rotundo Democratic D
ME State Senate 31 Linda Valentino Democratic D
ME State House 114 Russell Black Republican A
ME State Senate 6 David Burns Republican A
ME State Senate 34 Ron Collins Republican A
ME State House 56 Dale Crafts Republican A
ME State Senate 10 Andre Cushing III Republican A
ME State Senate 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican A
ME State House 118 Larry Dunphy Republican A
ME State Senate 1 Peter Edgecomb Republican B+
ME State House 65 Eleanor Espling Republican A
ME State House 100 Kenneth Fredette Republican A
ME State House 102 Stacey Guerin Republican A
ME State Senate 19 James Hamper Republican A
ME State Senate 15 Roger Katz Republican A
ME State Senate 7 Brian Langley Republican A
ME Governor Paul LePage Republican A
ME State House 145 Rick Long Republican A
ME State House 140 Joyce Maker Republican A
ME State House 136 Richard Malaby Republican B

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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