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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
Lon Burnam F
TX State House 147 Garnet Coleman Democratic F
Wendy Davis F
TX State House 111 Yvonne Davis Democratic F
TX State House 148 Jessica Farrar Democratic F
TX Mayor At-Large Sylvester Turner Democratic F
Dawnna Dukes D
TX State House 143 Ana Hernandez Democratic D
Terri Hodge D
Chad Khan D
John McClelland D
Elliott Naishtat D
Gilbert Pena D
TX State House 51 Eddie Rodriguez Democratic D
TX State House 142 Harold Dutton, Jr. Democratic C-
Ruth Jones McClendon C-
Dora Olivo C-
Roberto Alonzo C
Valinda Bolton C
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic C
Mario Gallegos, Jr. C
Helen Giddings C
Steve Host C
TX State House 48 Donna Howard Democratic C
Barbara Mallory Caraway C
Joel Redmond C
TX State House 141 Senfronia Thompson Democratic C
TX State Senate 21 Judith Zaffirini Democratic C
TX State House 131 Alma Allen Democratic C+
Joe Jaworski C+
Tryon Lewis C+
TX State Senate 23 Royce West Democratic C+
Jim Dunnam B-
Scott Hochberg B-
T.C. Kincaid, Jr. B-
TX State House 116 Trey Martinez Fischer Democratic B-
Sherrie Matula B-
René Oliveira B-
Veronica Gonzales B
Robert Miklos B
Leticia Van de Putte B
TX U.S. House 33 Marc Veasey Democratic B+
TX State House 149 Hubert Vo Democratic B+
TX State House 103 Rafael Anchía Democratic A-
Craig Eiland A-
Ismael Flores A-
Pete Gallego A-
Delwin Jones A-
TX State House 39 Mando Martinez Democratic A-
Joe Pickett A-
TX State House 56 Doc Anderson Republican A
Mike Anderson A
Jimmie Don Aycock A
TX State House 138 Dwayne Bohac Republican A
TX State House 25 Dennis Bonnen Republican A
Daniel Branch A
Kenneth Brimer A
Van Brookshire A
Fred Brown A
Michael Bunch A
Bill Burch A
TX State House 112 Angie Chen Button Republican A
Bill Callegari A
Jesus Carrillo A
Ernie Casbeer A
Isaac Castro A
Norma Chávez A
Warren Chisum A
Wayne Christian A
TX Council Member C Ellen Cohen A
Byron Cook A
Joe Crabb A
TX State Senate 4 Brandon Creighton Republican A
Myra Crownover A
Bryan Daniel A
TX State House 72 Drew Darby Republican A
John Davis A
TX State House 22 Joe Deshotel Democratic A
Donnie Dippel A
Robert Duncan A
Rob Eissler A
Gary Elkins A
Kirk England A
Joe Farias A
Trey Fleming A
Allen Fletcher A
Arlan Foster A
Kenneth Franks A
Troy Fraser A
Howard Gano, Jr. A
Juan Garcia III A
Dan Gattis A
TX State House 99 Charlie Geren Republican A
Yvonne González Toureilles A
Tony Goolsby A
Don Green A
TX State House 31 Ryan Guillén Democratic A
Mike Hamilton A
TX State Senate 9 Kelly Hancock Republican A
Rick Hardcastle A
Patricia Harless A
Linda Harper-Brown A
Chris Harris A
Will Ford Hartnett A
Joe Heflin A
TX State House 34 Abel Herrero Democratic A
Paula Hightower-Pierson A
Harvey Hilderbran A
Kirby Hollingsworth A
Charlie Howard A
TX State Senate 1 Bryan Hughes Republican A
Larry Hunter A
TX State House 32 Todd Hunter Republican A
Jim Jackson A
Mike Jackson A
Donna Keel A
Jim Keffer A
William Keffer A
Susan King A
TX State House 80 Tracy King Democratic A
Tim Kleinschmidt A
TX State Senate 18 Lois Kolkhorst Republican A
Jodie Laubenberg A
George Lavender A
Ken Legler A
David McQuade Leibowitz A
TX State Senate 27 Eddie Lucio, Jr. Democratic A
TX State House 38 Eddie Lucio III Democratic A
Jerry Madden A
TX Mayor Dee Margo A
Brian McCall A
Jim McReynolds A
TX State Senate 26 José Menéndez Democratic A
Thomas Merritt A
Greg Meyers A
Jerry Mikus, Jr. A
Doug Miller A
Sid Miller A
TX State House 30 Geanie Morrison Republican A
Sam Murphey A
TX State House 133 Jim Murphy Republican A
Kevin Murphy A
Rob Orr A
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. A
John Otto A
TX State House 63 Tan Parker Republican A
Diane Patrick A
TX Attorney General Ken Paxton, Jr. Republican A
Jim Pitts A
Chente Quintanilla A
TX State House 42 Richard Raymond Democratic A
Allan Ritter A
Robert Romano A
Connie Scott A
TX State Senate 31 Kel Seliger Republican A
Ralph Sheffield A
Mark Shelton A
David Shupp A
Todd Smith A
Wayne Smith A
TX State House 86 John Smithee Republican A
Burt Solomons A
Mark Strama A
Joe Straus A
David Swinford A
Kristi Thibaut A
Raul Torres A
Vicki Truitt A
Allen Vaught A
Javier Villalobos A
Michael Villarreal A
Pamela Waggoner A
Brian Walker A
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber, Sr. Republican A
Melvin Willms A
Beverly Woolley A
Matt Young A
TX State House 96 Bill Zedler Republican A
TX State House 28 John Zerwas Republican A
Leo Berman A+
Betty Brown A+
John Carona A+
Frank Corte, Jr. A+
TX State House 82 Thomas Craddick Republican A+
Joe Driver A+
Craig Estes A+
David Farabee A+
TX State House 2 Dan Flynn Republican A+
Stephen Frost A+
TX State Senate 20 Juan Hinojosa Democratic A+
Mark Homer A+
Chuck Hopson A+
Carl Isett A+
TX State House 61 Phil King Republican A+
Edmund Kuempel A+
Aaron Pena, Jr. A+
Larry Phillips A+
Debbie Riddle A+
Patrick Rose A+
TX State Senate 11 Larry Taylor Republican 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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