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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Maryland Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MD State House 4 Barrie Ciliberti Republican 85%
MD State House 41 Samuel Rosenberg Democratic 0%
MD State Senate 1 George Edwards Republican 100%
MD State Senate 8 Katherine Ann Klausmeier Democratic 100%
Robert Baldwin 77%
Joan Cadden 100%
Richard Colburn 100%
Michael Comeau 82%
Joan Conway 15%
Dana Lee Dembrow 38%
Donald Elliott 92%
Timothy Ferguson 100%
John Hafer 92%
Larry Haines 100%
Robert Kittleman 77%
John Leopold 100%
Samuel Linton, Jr. 69%
Christopher McCabe 50%
George Owings III 92%
Richard Palumbo 77%
D. Bruce Poole 83%
James Ports, Jr. 100%
James Edward Rzepkowski 100%
Louise Snodgrass 100%
Nancy Stocksdale 100%
J. Lowell Stoltzfus 100%
Norman Stone, Jr. 100%
Paul Stull 100%
Betty Workman 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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