Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
ND Governor Jack Dalrymple R A
ND State House-3 Andrew Maragos R B
ND State House-4 Glen Froseth R A-
ND State House-8 Jeff Delzer R A
ND State House-10 David Monson R A+
ND State House-13 Kim Koppelman R A++
ND State House-14 Jon Nelson R A
ND State House-14 Robin Weisz R A
ND State House-15 Dennis Johnson R C
ND State House-18 Eliot Glassheim D-NPL C-
ND State House-22 Wesley Belter R A+
ND State House-23 Bill Devlin R A-
ND State House-28 Michael Don Brandenburg R A
ND State House-29 Chet Pollert R B+
ND State House-34 Todd Porter R A-
ND State House-39 Keith Kempenich R A+
ND State House-40 Matthew Klein R B
ND State House-41 Al Carlson R A+
ND State House-43 Lois Delmore D-NPL B-
ND State House-46 Kathy Hawken R C
ND State House-47 George Keiser R B+
ND State Senate-4 John Warner D-NPL B
ND State Senate-13 Judy Lee R B
ND State Senate-17 Ray Holmberg R A-
ND State Senate-21 Carolyn Nelson D-NPL C
ND State Senate-29 Terry Wanzek R A
ND State Senate-30 Ron Carlisle R A++
ND State Senate-37 Rich Wardner R A-
ND State Senate-39 Bill Bowman R A-
ND State Senate-44 Tim Flakoll R A-
ND Commissioner-At-Large Merle Boucher D-NPL B
Ole Aarsvold A+
Rick Berg A+
LeRoy Bernstein A+
James Boehm A++
Curtis Brekke C
Thomas Brusegaard A+
Rex Byerly A-
Randel Christmann A++
Duane Lee DeKrey A
John Dorso A+
David Drovdal A-
April Fairfield C
Pat Galvin A
William Gorder A+
Bette Grande B+
Tony Grindberg A-
Albert Grosz A+
Pam Gulleson A
G. Jane Gunter B
C.B. Haas B
Lyle Hanson A+
Joel Curtis Heitkamp A-
Dale Henegar A+
Gil Herbel C
Robert Huether A-
RaeAnn Kelsch B+
James Kerzman A+
Myron Koppang C-
Aaron Krauter A
Edroy Kringstad B
Joe Kroeber A
Ed Lloyd A+
John Mahoney A+
Shirley Meyer B+
Stacey Mickelson B
Duane Mutch A-
Eugene Nicholas C+
Ronald Nichols F
Darrell Nottestad A+
James Alan Poolman A+
Clara Sue Price B
Dennis Renner B
Earl Rennerfeldt B+
Wanda Rose B+
Sally Sandvig A+
Arlo Schmidt A+
Randy Schobinger A
Kenneth Solberg A
Rod St. Aubyn A
Ken Svedjan A+
Gerald Orlando Sveen B
Russell Thane A+
Laurel Thoreson B
Elwood Thorpe A
Mike Timm A+
Ben Tollefson A-
Steven Tomac B
John Traynor A
Francis Wald A++
Amy N Kliniske Warnke A-
Darlene Watne A-
Janet Wentz A+

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