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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Texas Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican 93%
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic 79%
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican 93%
TX State House 89 Jodie Laubenberg Republican 100%
TX State Senate 1 Bryan Hughes Republican 100%
TX State Senate 11 Larry Taylor Republican 92%
TX State Senate 15 John Whitmire Democratic 100%
TX State Senate 19 Carlos Uresti Democratic 67%
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican 100%
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, Jr. Republican 100%
TX State Board of Education 5 Ken Mercer Republican 100%
Ken Armbrister 100%
Kevin Bailey 100%
Leo Berman 100%
Daniel Branch 69%
Fred Brown 100%
John Carona 100%
Wayne Christian 100%
Robert Cook III 93%
Mary Denny 100%
Daniel Ellis 100%
David Farabee 87%
Dan Gattis 100%
Kent Grusendorf 100%
Mike Hamilton 100%
Rick Hardcastle 100%
Linda Harper-Brown 100%
Talmadge Heflin 100%
Charlie Howard 93%
Suzanna Gratia Hupp 100%
Carl Isett 100%
Jerry Madden 71%
Jim McReynolds 93%
Sid Miller 93%
Chente Quintanilla 87%
Debbie Riddle 93%
Gene Seaman 100%
George West 100%
Tommy Williams 100%
Ron Wilson 100%

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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