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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

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

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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