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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
ND State House 4 Glen Froseth Republican A-
ND State House 8 Jeff Delzer Republican A-
ND State House 10 David Monson Republican A+
ND State House 14 Robin Weisz Republican A
ND State House 15 Dennis Johnson Republican B
ND State House 18 Eliot Glassheim Democratic-NPL D
ND State House 22 Wesley Belter Republican A+
ND State House 26 Jerome Kelsh Democratic-NPL B-
ND State House 28 Michael Don Brandenburg Republican A
ND State House 34 Todd Porter Republican A+
ND State House 40 Matthew Klein Republican B+
ND State House 44 Blair Thoreson Republican B+
ND State House 46 Kathy Hawken Republican C+
ND State Senate 4 John Warner Democratic-NPL A-
ND State Senate 6 David O'Connell Democratic-NPL A
ND State Senate 14 Jerry Klein Republican A+
ND State Senate 24 Larry Robinson Democratic-NPL A
ND State Senate 30 Ron Carlisle Republican A+
ND State Senate 34 Dwight Cook Republican A
ND State Senate 40 Karen Krebsbach Republican C
ND State Senate 44 Tim Flakoll Republican B-
Ole Aarsvold A+
John Andrist A
Byron Clark B+
Duane Lee DeKrey A
Tom Fischer C
Layton Freborg A
Pam Gulleson A
C.B. Haas B
Lyle Hanson A+
Gil Herbel B+
Serenus Hoffner A-
RaeAnn Kelsch A-
Joe Kroeber A+
Elroy Lindaas D
Debra Lundgren A-
Ralph Metcalf B
Shirley Meyer A-
Phillip Mueller C
Marv Mutzenberger D
Gary Nelson A+
Dave Nething A+
Carol Niemeier A-
Robert Nowatzki A
Clara Sue Price B+
Wanda Rose B+
Arlo Schmidt A
Dorvan Solberg A-
Bob Stefonowicz A-
Bob Stenehjem A+
Gerald Orlando Sveen B
Harvey Tallackson B+
Herbert Urlacher C
Amy N Kliniske Warnke B
Ray Wikenheiser A-
Lonny Winrich 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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