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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican A+
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican D
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican A
KS State House 27 Ray Merrick Republican A
KS State House 30 Lance Kinzer Republican ?
KS State House 33 Tom Burroughs Democratic A
KS State House 34 Valdenia Winn Democratic D
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 46 Paul Davis Democratic D
KS State House 49 Scott Schwab Republican A
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic D
KS State House 58 Harold Lane Democratic A
KS State House 60 Don Hill Republican D
KS State House 63 Jerry Henry Democratic B+
KS State House 66 Sydney Carlin Democratic D
KS State House 76 Peggy Mast Republican A+
KS State House 85 Steve Brunk Republican A
KS State House 86 Jim Ward Democratic A
KS State House 90 Steve Huebert Republican A
KS State House 94 Mario Goico Republican A
KS State House 95 Tom Sawyer Democratic 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 3 Tom Holland Democratic F
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic C-
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic B+
KS State Senate 27 Les Donovan, Sr. Republican A
KS State Senate 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Democratic D
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican A
KS State Senate 35 Clark Shultz Republican D
KS State Senate 39 Larry Powell Republican A
KS State Senate 40 Ralph Ostmeyer Republican A
KS Attorney General Derek Schmidt Republican A
KS Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli Republican A+
KS Corporation Commissioner Jay Scott Emler Republican B
KS Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon Republican A
KS Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan Republican A
KS State Board of Education 6 Deena Horst Republican A
Barbara Allen D
Clay Aurand A+
Jim Barnett B-
James Barone A+
Carol Edward Beggs A
Bob Bethell A
Donald Betts, Jr. D
Karin Brownlee A
Pete Brungardt D
Mark Buhler D
Mike Burgess A
Eric Carter A
Ray Cox C+
Barbara Craft D
Marti Crow F
Donald Dahl A
Willa DeCastro A
Kathe Decker A
Nile Dillmore D
John Faber A
Bill Feuerborn A
Geraldine Flaharty D
Vaughn Flora C-
Joann Lee Freeborn A
Doug Gatewood A
Ruby Gilbert D
Mark Gilstrap A+
Greta Goodwin D
Bob Grant A
Gary Hayzlett A+
Henry Helgerson, Jr. A
Carl Holmes A
David Huff, Sr. D
Joe Humerickhouse A
Terrie Huntington D
Becky Hutchins A
Bonnie Huy A
Jeff Jack C
David Jackson A
Dan Johnson A+
Everett Johnson A
Phillip Journey A+
Mary Kauffman A
Nancy Allison Kirk D
Carl Krehbiel C
Brenda Landwehr A
Bruce Larkin F
Janis Lee D
William Light A
Judith Loganbill F
Margaret Long A
Ward Loyd D
Doug Mays A+
Billie McCreary A
Dennis McKinney A-
Joe McLeland A
Frank Miller A
James Miller A
Stephen Morris A
James Morrison A
Judy Morrison A
Don Myers A
Melvin Neufeld A
Dean Newton D
Todd Novascone A
Kay O'Connor A+
Edward O'Malley, Jr. D
Michael O'Neal A
Tim Owens D
Eber Phelps D
Joann Pottorff D
Ted Powers A
Roger Reitz D
L. Candy Ruff A+
Larry Salmans A
Jean Schodorf B+
H. Jan Scoggins-Waite D
Bonnie Sharp A
Stephanie Sharp D
Judy Showalter D
Arlen Siegfreid A
Chris Steineger A
Sue Storm D
Joshua Svaty A
Dale Swenson A
Mark Taddiken A
Ruth Teichman A
Daniel Thimesch B
Tom Thull D
Dwayne Umbarger A
John Vratil D
Kenny Wilk A
Jerry Williams B+
Jim Yonally F

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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