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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican B+
MI State Senate 3 Morris Hood III Democratic D
MI State Senate 4 Virgil Smith, Jr. Democratic D
MI State Senate 5 Tupac Hunter Democratic D
MI State Senate 6 Glenn Anderson Democratic B-
MI State Senate 8 Hoon-Yung Hopgood Democratic D
MI State Senate 9 Steven Bieda Democratic D
MI State Senate 11 Jack Brandenburg Republican A
MI State Senate 16 Bruce Caswell Republican A
MI State Senate 19 Michael Nofs Republican A-
MI State Senate 22 Joe Hune Republican A
MI State Senate 23 Gretchen Whitmer Democratic F
MI State Senate 26 Dave Robertson Republican A
MI State Senate 33 Judy Emmons Republican A
MI State Senate 36 John Moolenaar Republican A
MI State Senate 37 Howard Walker Republican A
MI State Senate 38 Tom Casperson Republican A+
MI Mayor At-Large Paula Zelenko F
MI Supervisor At-Large Philip LaJoy Republican A
MI Council Member At-Large John Pastor Republican A
MI Commissioner 2 Brenda Clack Democratic D
MI Commissioner 3 Rick Shaffer Republican A
MI Commissioner 8 Neal Nitz Republican A
MI Commissioner 12 Shelley Taub Republican B+
Frank Accavitti, Jr. D
Daniel Acciavatti A+
Stephen Adamini A+
Fran Amos A
Rich Brown A
Dianne Byrum ?
Marsha Cheeks D
Paul Condino D
Craig DeRoche A
Leon Drolet A
Jennifer Elkins A
David Farhat A
Barbara Farrah B+
Edward Gaffney C
John Garfield C-
Matthew Gillard A
John Gleason A
Jack Hoogendyk, Jr. A
Scott Hummel A
Chris Kolb F
Jerry O. Kooiman A
Kathleen Law D
Alexander Lipsey F
Bill McConico D
Andy Meisner D
Tom Meyer A
Matthew Milosch A+
Michael Murphy F
Gary Newell A
Brian Palmer A
David Palsrok A+
Clarence Phillips F
Jim Plakas ?
Michael Sak D
Fulton Sheen A
John Stahl A
John Stakoe A
Glenn Steil, Jr. A
John Stewart D
Steven Tobocman D
Aldo Vagnozzi D
Barb Vander Veen A
William VanRegenmorter A
Christopher Ward A
Mary Waters D
Lorence Wenke A
Carl Williams F
Lisa Wojno D

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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