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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
AK State House 4 David Guttenberg Democratic A
AK State House 8 Mark Neuman Republican A+
AK State House 15 Gabrielle LeDoux Republican A+
AK State House 20 Les Gara Democratic D-
AK State House 29 Mike Chenault Republican A+
AK State House 31 Paul Seaton Republican A
AK State Senate B John Coghill, Jr. Republican A+
AK State Senate I Berta Gardner Democratic B-
AK State Senate M Kevin Meyer Republican A
AK State Senate P Gary Stevens Republican A
AK State Senate S Lyman Hoffman Democratic D
AK Mayor At-Large Reggie Joule B-
Con Bunde A-
Sharon Cissna D
Harry Crawford, Jr. A
Nancy Dahlstrom A+
Johnny Ellis A-
Kim Elton D-
Richard Foster A+
Carl Gatto A
Max Gruenberg, Jr. B-
John Harris A+
Mike Hawker A
James Holm A+
Charlie Huggins A+
Mike Kelly A+
Beth Kerttula D-
Vic Kohring A+
Bob Lynn A+
Mary Nelson B
Kurt Olson A+
Jay Ramras A
Woodie Salmon A
Ralph Samuels A+
Ralph Seekins A+
Bill Stoltze A+
Gene Therriault A+
Bill Thomas, Jr. A
Peggy Wilson 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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