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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic B
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic B
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic F
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic F
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican A
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic F
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic A+
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic C
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic A+
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic F
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic C
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic F
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic A+
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican A+
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic B
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic A
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic A
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic A+
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic B
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic F
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic F
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic F
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic F
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic F
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic F
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican A+
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic A
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic A+
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic F
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican A++
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic F
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic F
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Vinny deMacedo Republican A
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic A+
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic F
MA Mayor At-Large Michael Cahill F
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic F
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. F
MA Councilor At-Large James Jajuga F
Steven Angelo D
Robert Antonioni A++
Jarrett Barrios B+
Robert Bernstein F
Frederick Berry F
John Binienda, Sr. A++
Thomas Birmingham F
Daniel Bosley D
Stephen Brewer A+
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. B
Christine Canavan A+
Gale Candaras F
Paul Caron D
Paul Casey F
Evelyn Chesky D
Vincent Paul Ciampa D
Edward Clancy, Jr. A
Carol Cleven D
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera D
Edward Connolly F
Robert Correia C
Geraldine Creedon F
Robert Creedon, Jr. F
Brian Cresta A+
Walter DeFilippi A++
Paul Demakis F
Brian Dempsey C
Salvatore DiMasi D
David Donnelly F
Carol Donovan F
James Fagan B
Christopher Fallon F
Susan Fargo F
Robert Fennell F
Barry Finegold F
Kevin Finnegan A+
Thomas Finneran D
Kevin Fitzgerald D
Nancy Flavin A+
David Flynn C
Gloria Fox F
John Fresolo A-
Barbara Gardner D
David Gately B
Ronald Gauch A++
Thomas George A+
Anthony Philip Giglio D
Guy Glodis A++
Emile Goguen B
Shirley Gomes A+
William Greene, Jr. A+
Cele Hahn A+
Paul Haley F
Geoffrey Hall A
Robert Hargraves A+
Lida Harkins F
John Hart, Jr. F
Robert Havern III F
Robert Hedlund, Jr. A+
Christopher Hodgkins F
Barbara Hyland A+
Frank Hynes D
Cheryl Ann Jacques F
Brian Joyce F
Rachel Kaprielian F
Daniel Keenan A+
Shaun Kelly A+
Thomas Kennedy B
Michael Knapik A+
Brian Knuuttila A+
Peter Koutoujian F
Paul Kujawski A+
Peter Larkin F
Stephen LeDuc A+
Brian Lees A+
John Lepper A+
Maryanne Lewis D
John Locke D
David Magnani F
Francis Marini A+
J. James Marzilli, Jr. F
Thomas McGee F
William McManus II F
Linda Melconian A++
Joan Menard F
John Merrigan A+
Richard Moore A++
Michael Morrissey B
Charles Murphy D
Kevin Murphy F
Mary Jeanette Murray A-
Therese Murray F
William Nagle, Jr. B
Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. A
Thomas O'Brien A+
Eugene O'Flaherty F
Shirley Owens-Hicks F
Steven Panagiotakos F
Marie Parente B
Anne Marie Paulsen F
Vincent Pedone D
Douglas Petersen F
George Peterson, Jr. A++
Susan Pope A+
Ruth Provost F
John Quinn A+
Henri S Rauschenbach A++
Pamela Resor F
Mary Rogeness A+
George Rogers C
J. Michael Ruane C
Charles Shannon, Jr. D
Mary Jane Simmons A+
John Slattery F
Jo Ann Sprague A++
Harriett Stanley F
John Stasik F
John Stefanini F
Ellen Story F
David Sullivan A+
Joseph Sullivan F
Benjamin Swan, Sr. C
Kathleen Teahan C
Richard Tisei A+
Stephen Tobin B
Steven Tolman F
Robert Travaglini F
Philip Travis A+
Susan Tucker F
Eric Turkington C
David Tuttle A+
Jim Vallee A
Anthony Verga F
Patricia Walrath A++
Marian Walsh F
Dianne Wilkerson F
Alice Wolf 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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