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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican A+
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican A
KS State House 26 Larry Campbell Republican C
KS State House 27 Ray Merrick Republican A
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic B
KS State House 35 Broderick Henderson Democratic D
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic D
KS State House 45 Thomas Sloan Republican A
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic D
KS State House 63 Jerry Henry Democratic D
KS State House 76 Peggy Mast Republican A
KS State House 102 Janice Pauls Democratic A
KS State House 106 Sharon Schwartz Republican A
KS State House 112 John Edmonds Republican A
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic A
KS State Senate 27 Les Donovan, Sr. Republican A
KS State Senate 35 Clark Shultz Republican A
KS Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger Republican D
KS Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan Republican A
KS State Board of Education 6 Deena Horst Republican A
Jerry Aday A
Richard Alldritt D
Clay Aurand A
John Dennis Ballou A
Melany Barnes A
James Barone A+
Carol Edward Beggs A
Lisa Benlon D
Bob Bethell A
Garry Boston B
Karin Brownlee A
Stan Clark A+
Mary Compton A
David Corbin C
Ray Cox B
Marti Crow F
Donald Dahl A
Christine Downey D
John Faber A
Paul Feleciano, Jr. A
Bill Feuerborn A
Troy Findley D
Geraldine Flaharty D
Vaughn Flora C
Joann Lee Freeborn A
Jim Garner A
Doug Gatewood A
Gerald Geringer A
Ruby Gilbert F
Mark Gilstrap A
Kent Glasscock B+
U. L. Gooch D
Greta Goodwin D
Bob Grant A
Nancey Harrington A
Gary Hayzlett A+
Cindy Hermes D
Carl Holmes A
Andrew Howell A+
David Huff, Sr. D
Joe Humerickhouse A
Becky Jane Hutchins A
Dan Johnson A
Dave Kerr D
Nancy Allison Kirk D
Thomas Klein C
Carl Krehbiel A
Brenda Landwehr A
Al Lane D
Bruce Larkin F
Janis Lee D
William Light A
Kathe Lloyd A
Margaret Long A
Ward Loyd D
William Mason A
Carlos Mayans A
Doug Mays A
Laura Lee McClure A
Billie McCreary A
Dennis McKinney B
Melvin Minor A
Stephen Morris A
James Morrison A
Judy Morrison A
Don Myers A
Melvin Neufeld A+
Rocky Nichols A
Eugene O'Brien A
Lana Oleen D
Michael O'Neal A
Verlyn Osborne A
Peggy Palmer A
Ethel Peterson D
Jeff Peterson D
Marge Petty D
Eber Phelps D
Joann Pottorff D
Anthony Powell A+
Ted Powers A
Edward Pugh A
Gerry Ray F
William Reardon D
Rick Rehorn D
L. Candy Ruff A+
Larry Salmans A
Bonnie Sharp A
Judy Showalter D
Joe Shriver D
Doug Spangler A+
Chris Steineger A
Lloyd Stone D
Sue Storm D
Dale Swenson A
Daniel Thimesch A
Dixie Toelkes D
Robert Marky Tomlinson D
John Toplikar A
Robert Tyson A
Dwayne Umbarger A
John Vratil D
Sharon Jean Weber A
Jonathan Wells D
Gwen Welshimer C
Kenny Wilk 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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