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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican A
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican A
NE State Senate 8 Burke Harr Non-partisan C-
NE State Senate 10 Bob Krist Non-partisan A
NE State Senate 14 Jim Smith Non-partisan A
NE State Senate 16 Lydia Brasch Non-partisan A
NE State Senate 22 Paul Schumacher Non-partisan A
NE State Senate 40 Tyson Larson Non-partisan A
NE Secretary of State John Gale Republican F
NE Supervisor 4 Carl Lorenzen A-
NE Treasurer Don Stenberg Republican A
Gregory Adams A
Brad Ashford C+
William Avery A
Jon Bruning A+
Tom Carlson A
Mark Christensen A+
John Comstock A
Danielle Conrad A
Cap Dierks A+
Annette Dubas A
Thomas Hansen A
John Harms B
Dave Heineman A+
Brandon Hunnicutt A
Russ Karpisek B
John Knabe B-
Steve Lathrop D
Scott Lautenbaugh A
Tim Lonergan A-
Nate Louderback B
Amanda McGill D-
Mike Meister D
Mike Moser B
John Nelson A
Dave Pankonin A
Pete Pirsch A
Kent Rogert A
Nancy Russell F
Mark Stoj D
Lee Terry A
Norman Wallman A
Tom White A
Teresa Whitehead A
John Wightman B
Chad Wright 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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