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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

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 A
KS Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer Republican A
KS State House 3 Julie Menghini Democratic A
KS State House 6 Jene Vickrey Republican A
KS State House 7 Richard Proehl Republican A
KS State House 12 Virgil Peck, Jr. Republican A
KS State House 18 John Rubin Republican B+
KS State House 27 Ray Merrick Republican A+
KS State House 30 Lance Kinzer Republican A
KS State House 31 Louis Ruiz Democratic A
KS State House 32 Michael Peterson Democratic B
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 37 Stan Frownfelter Democratic A
KS State House 41 Melanie Meier Democratic A
KS State House 42 Connie O'Brien Republican A
KS State House 44 Barbara Ballard Democratic B
KS State House 45 Thomas Sloan Republican A
KS State House 46 Paul Davis Democratic B
KS State House 49 Scott Schwab Republican A
KS State House 53 Annie Tietze Democratic B-
KS State House 55 Annie Kuether Democratic D
KS State House 58 Harold Lane Democratic A
KS State House 60 Don Hill Republican C+
KS State House 61 Richard Carlson Republican A+
KS State House 63 Jerry Henry Democratic A
KS State House 64 Vern Swanson Republican C+
KS State House 66 Sydney Carlin Democratic D+
KS State House 68 Tom Moxley Republican A
KS State House 72 Marc Rhoades Republican A+
KS State House 74 Don Schroeder Republican A
KS State House 76 Peggy Mast Republican A+
KS State House 77 Dave Crum Republican B+
KS State House 79 Ed Trimmer Democratic C
KS State House 80 Kasha Kelley Republican A
KS State House 82 Pete DeGraaf 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 101 Joe Seiwert Republican A-
KS State House 102 Janice Pauls Democratic A+
KS State House 106 Sharon Schwartz Republican A
KS State House 118 Don Hineman Republican C+
KS State House 121 S. Kiegerl Republican A
KS State Senate 1 Dennis Pyle Republican A+
KS State Senate 2 Marci Francisco Democratic D
KS State Senate 3 Tom Holland Democratic C+
KS State Senate 4 David Haley Democratic A
KS State Senate 5 Steve Fitzgerald Republican A
KS State Senate 7 Kay Wolf Republican C
KS State Senate 9 Julia Lynn Republican A+
KS State Senate 10 Mary Pilcher-Cook Republican A
KS State Senate 14 Forrest Knox Republican A
KS State Senate 15 Jeff King Republican A
KS State Senate 16 Ty Masterson Republican A+
KS State Senate 18 Laura Kelly Democratic A
KS State Senate 19 Anthony Hensley Democratic A-
KS State Senate 20 Vicki Schmidt Republican F
KS State Senate 22 Tom Hawk Democratic C
KS State Senate 23 Robert Olson Republican A+
KS State Senate 26 Dan Kerschen Republican A
KS State Senate 27 Les Donovan, Sr. Republican A
KS State Senate 28 Mike Petersen Republican A+
KS State Senate 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Democratic D
KS State Senate 30 Susan Wagle Republican A
KS State Senate 31 Carolyn McGinn Republican A
KS State Senate 32 Steve Abrams Republican A
KS State Senate 33 Mitch Holmes Republican A
KS State Senate 34 Terry Bruce Republican A+
KS State Senate 35 Clark Shultz Republican A
KS State Senate 36 Elaine Bowers Republican A
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 A
KS Secretary of Commerce Pat George No Party Affiliation A
KS Secretary of Labor Lana Gordon Republican A
KS State Board of Education 6 Deena Horst Republican A
MI Commissioner 6 Tony Brown Democratic C
Becky Ansley A
Pat Apple A
Clay Aurand A+
Jim Barnett A
Lisa Benlon F
Bob Bethell A
Elizabeth Bishop A
August Bogina III A
Joy Bourdess A
Anthony Brown A
Karin Brownlee A
Pete Brungardt F
Mike Burgess A+
Gene Burr C-
Roy Claycamp A
John Coen A
Ed Coleman B-
Pat Colloton D
Barbara Craft A
Marti Crow F
Nile Dillmore D
Owen Donohue A
John Faber A+
Bill Feuerborn A
Jason Fisher B+
Geraldine Flaharty D
Pam Frieden B
Sandra Frisco D
Rocky Fund A
Delia Garcia D+
Doug Gatewood A+
Sean Gatewood B
Jana Goodman A
Greta Goodwin D
Raj Goyle A
John Grange A+
Bob Grant A
Charlie Gregor A
Mark Hardison A
Gary Hayzlett A+
Phil Hermanson A
Carl Holmes A
Terrie Huntington C
David Inskeep C
Pam Ippel C
Jim Irey A-
Aaron Jack A
Dan Johnson A+
Martin Keenan A
Dick Kelsey A
Brenda Landwehr A+
Janis Lee B
William Light A
Jeff Locke A
Judith Loganbill D
Margaret Long A
Steve Lukert A
Ann Mah C
Bob Marshall B+
Melody McCray-Miller B
Cheryl McFarthing F
Dennis McKinney A+
Terry McLachlan A
Joe McLeland A
Laura Mead B
Ronnie Metsker B-
David Miller A-
Dick Miller A
Scott Morgan D
Stephen Morris A+
James Morrison A
Don Myers A
Cindy Neighbor F
Melvin Neufeld A+
Joe Novak D
Lynne Oharah A
Michael O'Neal A
Bill Otto A
Tim Owens D
Shirley Palmer A
Joe Patton A
Shala Perez B+
Eber Phelps B
Roger Pine A
Cynthia Polsley A
Joann Pottorff C+
William Prescott A
Jill Quigley A
Gene Rardin A
Roger Reitz D
Cheryl Reynolds A
Charles Roth C
Larry Salmans A
Jean Schodorf A
Arlen Siegfreid A+
Dave Smith A-
Sheryl Spalding C
Chris Steineger A
John Stevens A
Carol Strickland C
Joshua Svaty A
Dale Swenson A
Mark Taddiken A
Ruth Teichman A
Mark Treaster C+
Dwayne Umbarger A
John Vratil D-
Jason Watkins A
Sharon Jean Weber A
Galen Weiland A
Vince Wetta A
Derik White C+
Jeff Whitham A
John Whittington A
Jerry Williams A
Ron Wimmer 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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