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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
DE Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long Democratic A
DE State House 3 Helene Keeley Democratic F
DE State House 5 Melanie Smith Democratic F
DE State House 12 Deborah Hudson Republican A+
DE State House 14 Peter Schwartzkopf Democratic F
DE State House 15 Valerie Longhurst Democratic B
DE State House 16 James Johnson Democratic D
DE State House 17 Michael Mulrooney Democratic A+
DE State House 22 Joe Miro Republican B
DE State House 26 John Viola Democratic A
DE State House 30 William Outten Republican A+
DE State Senate 1 Harris McDowell III Democratic F
DE State Senate 4 Gregory Lavelle Republican B
DE State Senate 5 Catherine Cloutier Republican B
DE State Senate 8 David Sokola Democratic F
DE State Senate 13 David McBride Democratic A+
DE State Senate 14 Bruce Ennis Democratic A+
DE State Senate 20 Gerald Hocker Republican A+
DE Mayor At-Large Dennis Williams Democratic F
Thurman Adams, Jr. A
John Atkins A+
Patti Blevins D
Joe Booth A
George Bunting, Jr. A+
V. George Carey A
Richard Cathcart A+
Dorinda Connor B
Nancy Cook A+
J. Benjamin Ewing, Jr. A+
Robert Gilligan A
Clifford Lee A+
Vincent Lofink A+
Pamela Maier C
Diana McWilliams B
William Oberle, Jr. B
Karen Peterson F
Hazel Plant F
Teresa Schooley B
Wayne Smith A
Terry Spence A
Donna Stone A+
Pamela Thornburg A+
Stephanie Ulbrich B+
Robert Valihura, Jr. D
James Vaughn A+
Nancy Hughes Wagner 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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