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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
DE Governor Jack Markell Democratic F
DE Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn Democratic F
DE State House 3 Helene Keeley Democratic F
DE State House 5 Melanie Smith Democratic F
DE State House 8 Quinn Johnson IV Democratic C
DE State House 9 Rebecca Walker Democratic A
DE State House 12 Deborah Hudson Republican A-
DE State House 13 John Mitchell, Jr. Democratic F
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 21 Mike Ramone Republican A-
DE State House 22 Joseph Miro Republican B
DE State House 25 John Kowalko, Jr. Democratic D
DE State House 26 John Viola Democratic A
DE State House 27 Earl Jaques, Jr. Democratic F
DE State House 28 William Carson, Jr. Democratic A
DE State House 29 William Paradee III Democratic A
DE State House 30 William Outten Republican A+
DE State House 33 Harold Peterman Republican A
DE State House 34 Donald Blakey Republican A
DE State House 35 David Wilson Republican A
DE State House 39 Daniel Short Republican A
DE State House 41 John Atkins Democratic A
DE State Senate 2 Margaret Rose Henry Democratic F
DE State Senate 3 Robert Marshall Democratic F
DE State Senate 4 Gregory Lavelle Republican B
DE State Senate 10 Bethany Hall-Long Democratic A
DE State Senate 16 Colin Bonini Republican A+
DE State Senate 17 Brian Bushweller Democratic C
DE State Senate 18 Gary Simpson Republican A+
DE State Senate 20 Gerald Hocker Republican A+
DE State Senate 21 Robert Venables, Sr. Democratic A+
DE Council Member 1 James Hutchison, Sr. A
Bradford Bennett A
Joe Booth A
James Bowers A
V. George Carey A
Richard Cathcart A+
L. Chaffinch A-
John Clatworthy A
Charles Copeland A
Anthony DeLuca A+
Jeremy Filliben D
James Gates A
Robert Gilligan A
Gordon Hamilton C
Gregory Hastings A
Barbara Hudson C-
Clifford Lee A+
William Swain Lee A
Vincent Lofink A+
Nick Manolakos A
Diana McWilliams B
Tyler Patrick Nixon A
William Oberle, Jr. B
Christine O'Donnell AQ
David Osborn C
Hazel Plant F
Joseph Sakeley B-
Teresa Schooley B
Liane Sorenson F
Terry Spence A+
Harold Stafford F
Donna Stone A
Martha Sturtevant A-
Pamela Thornburg A+
Helen Truitt D
Robert Valihura, Jr. D
Nancy Hughes Wagner A+
Robert Walls A+
James Weldin A
Dennis Williams F

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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