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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Dwayne Alons A+
Richard Anderson C+
Rich Arnold A+
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican A+
Daryl Beall A
Paul Bell D
Deborah Berry C
Dennis Black A+
Carmine Boal A
Nancy Boettger A+
IA State Senate 43 Joe Bolkcom Democratic C
Polly Bukta D
Danny Carroll A
Royd Chambers A+
IA State House 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic C
Swati Dandekar C
Mark Davitt C
Betty De Boef A
IA State House 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State Senate 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic A-
Jack Drake A+
IA State Senate 37 Robert Dvorsky Democratic F
George Eichhorn B+
Romaine Foege C
Wayne Ford F
Mary Lou Freeman B
Marcella Frevert B-
IA State House 81 Mary Gaskill Democratic D
Polly Granzow D
Sandy Greiner A
Jack Hatch D
IA State House 84 David Heaton Republican B+
IA State House 46 Lisa Heddens Democratic C
Clarence Hoffman A
Lance Horbach A+
IA State Senate 35 Wally Horn Democratic A+
Hubert Houser A
IA State House 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic D
IA State House 3 Daniel Huseman Republican A+
Geri Huser A
Libby Jacobs B
IA State Senate 50 Pam Jochum Democratic F
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Independent A
Jeff Kaufmann A
Keith Kreiman A
IA Supervisor At-Large Mark Kuhn Democratic D
David Lalk A-
IA State House 85 Vicki Lensing Democratic C-
Steven Lukan A
IA State Senate 45 Jim Lykam Democratic A
IA State House 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State Board of Education Mike May Republican A
Kevin McCarthy A
IA State Senate 21 Matthew McCoy Democratic B+
Dolores Mertz A+
David Miller A
IA State House 9 Helen Miller Democratic D
Pat Murphy D
IA State House 41 Jo Oldson Democratic D
Donovan Olson B
IA State House 31 Rick Olson Democratic C
Steven Olson A
Kraig Paulsen A
IA State Senate 18 Janet Petersen Democratic C-
Brian Quirk B-
IA State Senate 23 Herman Quirmbach Democratic F
Scott Raecker B+
IA State Senate 27 Amanda Ragan Democratic A
Christopher Rants A+
Daniel Rasmussen A-
Henry Rayhons B+
Michael Reasoner C
Nathan Reichert A
Rod Roberts C-
Tom Sands A
IA Council Member At-Large Bill Schickel Republican A
Joe Seng C
Paul Shomshor, Jr. A
Donald Shoultz F
IA State House 71 Mark Smith Democratic C+
Chuck Soderberg B
Roger Stewart A
Doug Struyk B
Kurt Swaim A
Rich Taylor B
IA State House 70 Todd Taylor Democratic D
Roger Thomas A
Dave Tjepkes A
Jodi Tymeson A+
IA State House 54 Linda Upmeyer Republican A
James Van Engelenhoven A
James Van Fossen A+
Jim Van Fossen A+
Steven Warnstadt A
IA State House 19 Ralph Watts Republican B-
John Whitaker D
Wesley Whitead D
Ron Wieck A
IA State House 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic D
Philip Wise 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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