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