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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

1998 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 79%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 86%
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 21%
CA Supervisor 3 Sheila Kuehl 21%
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 93%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 21%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 64%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 100%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 86%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 43%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 93%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 7%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 7%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 93%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 64%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 86%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 86%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 93%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 64%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 7%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 7%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 7%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 7%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 93%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 93%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 7%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 100%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 7%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 7%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican 86%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 93%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 7%
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill 7%
MA Mayor At-Large Joseph Sullivan 7%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 7%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 7%
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga 7%
Samuel Aanestad 86%
Richard Ackerman 86%
Elaine Alquist 21%
Steven Angelo 21%
Robert Antonioni 100%
Dion Aroner 7%
Roy Ashburn 86%
Steve Charles Baldwin 86%
Jarrett Barrios 71%
James Battin 86%
Scott Baugh 86%
Robert Bernstein 7%
Frederick Berry 7%
John Binienda, Sr. 100%
Thomas Birmingham 7%
Daniel Bosley 21%
Debra Bowen 7%
Marilyn Brewer 86%
Stephen Brewer 93%
Mike Briggs 86%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 64%
Bill Campbell 86%
Christine Canavan 93%
Gale Candaras 7%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Paul Caron 21%
Paul Casey 7%
Evelyn Chesky 21%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 21%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 86%
Carol Cleven 21%
Edward Connolly 7%
Robert Correia 43%
Dave Cox 36%
Geraldine Creedon 7%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 7%
Brian Cresta 93%
James Cunneen 29%
Walter DeFilippi 100%
Paul Demakis 7%
Brian Dempsey 43%
Richard Dickerson 86%
Salvatore DiMasi 21%
David Donnelly 7%
Carol Donovan 7%
Denise Ducheny 64%
Martha Escutia 21%
James Fagan 64%
Christopher Fallon 7%
Susan Fargo 7%
Robert Fennell 7%
Liz Figueroa 21%
Kevin Finnegan 93%
Thomas Finneran 21%
Kevin Fitzgerald 21%
Nancy Flavin 93%
Richard Floyd 64%
David Flynn 43%
Gloria Fox 7%
John Fresolo 79%
Peter Frusetta 86%
Martin Gallegos 21%
Barbara Gardner 21%
David Gately 64%
Ronald Gauch 100%
Thomas George 93%
Anthony Philip Giglio 21%
Guy Glodis 100%
Emile Goguen 64%
Shirley Gomes 93%
Brett Granlund 93%
William Greene, Jr. 93%
Cele Hahn 93%
Paul Haley 7%
Geoffrey Hall 86%
Robert Hargraves 93%
Lida Harkins 7%
John Hart, Jr. 7%
Robert Havern III 7%
Sally Havice 21%
Ray Haynes, Jr. 93%
Robert Hedlund, Jr. 93%
Christopher Hodgkins 7%
Mike Honda 21%
George House, Jr. 86%
Barbara Hyland 93%
Frank Hynes 21%
Cheryl Ann Jacques 7%
K. Maurice Johannessen 86%
Brian Joyce 7%
Howard Kaloogian 86%
Rachel Kaprielian 7%
Jay Kaufman 43%
Fred Keeley 21%
Daniel Keenan 93%
Shaun Kelly 93%
Thomas Kennedy 64%
Michael Knapik 93%
Wally Knox 21%
Brian Knuuttila 93%
Robert Koczera 7%
Peter Koutoujian 7%
Paul Kujawski 93%
Stephen Kulik 93%
Peter Larkin 7%
Lynne Leach 79%
Stephen LeDuc 93%
Brian Lees 93%
Ted Lempert 21%
Bill Leonard 86%
John Lepper 93%
Maryanne Lewis 21%
John Locke 21%
Michael Machado 21%
Ken Maddox 71%
David Magnani 7%
Abel Maldonado 86%
Bob Margett 86%
Francis Marini 93%
J. James Marzilli, Jr. 7%
Kerry Mazzoni 21%
Thomas McGee 7%
William McManus II 7%
Linda Melconian 100%
John Merrigan 93%
James Miceli 93%
Carole Migden 7%
Richard Moore 100%
Michael Morrissey 64%
William Phillip Morrow 93%
Charles Murphy 21%
Kevin Murphy 7%
Kevin Murray 21%
Mary Jeanette Murray 79%
Therese Murray 7%
William Nagle, Jr. 64%
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. 86%
Thomas O'Brien 93%
Jack O'Connell 21%
Eugene O'Flaherty 7%
Keith Olberg 86%
Thomas Oller 93%
Deborah Ortiz 7%
Shirley Owens-Hicks 7%
Robert Pacheco 71%
Rod Pacheco 64%
Steven Panagiotakos 7%
Louis Papan 21%
Marie Parente 64%
Anne Marie Paulsen 7%
Steve Peace 36%
Vincent Pedone 21%

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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