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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
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
VT State Senate Washington Francis Brooks Democratic 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
VT State Senate Washington Ann Cummings Democratic A
Dan Darrow A
Steve Darrow A+
VT State House Windham-4 David Deen Democratic F
Patricia Doyle B
Bill Doyle A
VT State House Windsor-3-2 Alice Emmons Democratic, Working Families A
Walter Freed A+
Avis Gervais A
Anne Ginevan F
Henry Gray A
James Greenwood A+
Martha Heath C
VT State House Rutland-3 Robert Helm Democratic, Republican A+
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
VT State House Franklin-3-1 Kathleen Keenan Democratic 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
VT State Senate Orange Mark MacDonald Democratic A+
Richard Marron A
Frederick Maslack A+
VT State House Windsor-Orange-2 James Masland Democratic A
Hull Maynard A
Frank Mazur C
VT State Senate Grand Isle Dick Mazza Democratic A
VT State Senate Windsor Dick McCormack Democratic A-
Thomas McGrath A
Doran Metzger A
VT State House Bennington-3 Alice Miller Democratic A+
Lawrence Molloy B
Gerald Morrissey A
VT State House Bennington-2-2 Mary Morrissey Republican A+
VT State Senate Windsor Alice Nitka Democratic A+
Michael John Obuchowski A+
Donny Osman F
Allen Palmer A+
Edward Paquin, Jr. A
VT State House Windham-3 Carolyn Partridge Democratic B
Janice Peaslee A+
Richard Pembroke, Sr. C+
Albert Joseph Perry A+
Ira Pike A+
Barbara Postman A
VT State House Chittenden-7-2 Ann Pugh Democratic F
Michael Quaid A-
Neil Randall A+
Elizabeth Mary Ready A+
Cheryl Pratt Rivers A+
David Rogers A+
Henry Schaefer F
George Schiavone B
VT State Senate Bennington Richard Sears, Jr. Democratic A+
Ann Seibert F
Nancy Sheltra A+
Peter Shumlin A+
VT State House Addison-5 Harvey Smith Republican A
VT State Senate Essex-Orleans Robert Starr Democratic A+
Gene Sweetser A+
Ruth Towne A+
John Patrick Tracy B
Michael Vinton B
Cathy Voyer A
Perry Waite A+
Alan Weiss B
VT State Senate Lamoille Richard Westman Republican A
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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