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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican A
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican A+
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic A+
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic F
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic A
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican A+
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic B
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic F
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families A
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic A
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic A+
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic A+
VT State Senate Grand Isle Dick Mazza Democratic A
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican A
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic A+
VT State Senate Washington Francis Brooks Democratic A+
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic A
VT State Senate Windsor Dick McCormack Democratic A-
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic A+
Elaine Alfano F
Philip Angell, Jr. A
Jean Ankeney F
William Aswad F
Kenneth Atkins F
Thomas Bahre A+
Joseph Baker A+
Jason Barney B
Susan Bartlett A
John Bloomer, Jr. A+
Stephanie Bourdeau A
David Brown A+
Julius Canns A+
Nancy Chard A+
David Clark A
George Costes A
Howard Crawford A+
George Cross F
John Crowley F
Dan Darrow A
Steve Darrow A+
Patricia Doyle B
Bill Doyle A
Walter Freed A+
Avis Gervais A
Anne Ginevan F
Henry Gray A
James Greenwood A+
Martha Heath C
Neil Hoag A+
Constance Houston A
Richard Hube B
Cola Hudson A
Bruce Hyde A
Robert Ide A+
Vincent Illuzzi A+
William Johnson A+
Michael Kainen A
Robert Everett Kinsey A+
Sara Kittell A+
Karen Kitzmiller F
Thomas Koch A
Albert Krawczyk A
Jerry Kreitzer B
John LaBarge A
Leigh Larocque A
Steve Larrabee, Sr. A+
James Leddy A
Thomas Little A
Judy Livingston A
Richard Marron A
Frederick Maslack A+
Hull Maynard A
Frank Mazur C
Thomas McGrath A
Doran Metzger A
Lawrence Molloy B
Gerald Morrissey A
Michael John Obuchowski A+
Donny Osman F
Allen Palmer A+
Edward Paquin, Jr. A
Janice Peaslee A+
Richard Pembroke, Sr. C+
Albert Joseph Perry A+
Ira Pike A+
Barbara Postman A
Michael Quaid A-
Neil Randall A+
Elizabeth Mary Ready A+
Cheryl Pratt Rivers A+
David Rogers A+
Henry Schaefer F
George Schiavone B
Ann Seibert F
Nancy Sheltra A+
Peter Shumlin A+
Gene Sweetser A+
Ruth Towne A+
John Patrick Tracy B
Michael Vinton B
Cathy Voyer A
Perry Waite A+
Alan Weiss B
James Willett A
Philip Winters A
William Wisell A
Robert Wood, Jr. A
Mark Woodward A
Mark Young 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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