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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican C
AL State House 3 Marcel Black Democratic A++
AL State House 17 Michael Millican Republican B+
AL State House 18 Johnny Morrow Democratic A++
AL State House 19 Laura Hall Democratic B
AL State House 20 Howard Sanderford Republican A
AL State House 32 Barbara Boyd Democratic A
AL State House 33 Ronald Johnson Republican B+
AL State House 35 Steve Hurst Republican B+
AL State House 39 Richard Lindsey Democratic A+
AL State House 42 James Martin Republican B
AL State House 48 Jim Carns Republican A
AL State House 52 John Rogers, Jr. Democratic C
AL State House 68 Thomas Jackson, Jr. Democratic A
AL State House 76 Thad McClammy Democratic B+
AL State House 77 John Knight, Jr. Democratic C
AL State House 78 Alvin Holmes Democratic D
AL State House 83 George Bandy Democratic C
AL State House 89 Alan Boothe Republican B
AL State House 93 Steve Clouse Republican C
AL State House 95 Steve McMillan Republican A+
AL State House 99 James Buskey Democratic A
AL State House 100 Victor Gaston Republican A
AL State House 101 Chris Pringle Republican A+
AL State Senate 12 Del Marsh Republican A
AL State Senate 13 Gerald Dial Republican C
AL State Senate 16 JT Waggoner Republican A+
AL State Senate 18 Rodger Smitherman Democratic A
AL State Senate 21 Gerald Allen Republican C
AL State Senate 23 Hank Sanders Democratic C
AL State Senate 28 Billy Beasley Democratic B
AL State Senate 29 Harri Anne Smith Independent A
AL State Senate 31 Jimmy Holley Republican B
AL State Senate 33 Vivian Figures Democratic A+
Bill Armistead A
Locy Baker C
Lowell Barron B
Scott Beason B
Roger Bedford, Jr. A++
Jack Biddle B
Lucius Black B+
Tom Butler A
George Callahan A+
Joe Carothers, Jr. B+
Tommy Carter B
William Clark A
George Clay C
Richard Crigler, Jr. A+
Johnny L Curry B+
Mike Dean A
Bobby Denton A++
Larry Dixon A
Jeff Dolbare C
Bill Dukes A+
Sundra Escott C
Joe Ford A++
Johnny Ford C
Steve French A+
Bill Fuller, Jr. C
Mark Gaines C
Blaine Galliher A
H. Mac Gipson, Jr. A
Betty Graham A++
Ronald Grantland B
Jeanette Greene B
Todd Greeson B
Ken Guin, Jr. A+
Albert Hall D
James Hamilton A
Seth Hammett A+
James Haney C
Howard Hawk C
John Hawkins, Jr. A+
Andrew Hayden A
Mike Hill A++
John Hilliard B+
Thomas Hogan A+
Perry Hooper, Jr. C
Tommie Houston D
Mike Hubbard B
Bobby Humphryes B
Patrick Jones C
Yvonne Kennedy A
Richard Laird, Sr. A
Charles Langford A+
Allen Layson A
Curt Lee A
Jody Letson A
WH Lindsey A++
Albert Lipscomb C
T.D. Little C
Zeb Little, Sr. B
Edward Maull C
Edward McClain A
Mary Sue McClurkin B
W. McDaniel C
Bob McKee C
Larry Means B
Bryant Melton, Jr. B+
Joseph Mitchell A
Wendell Mitchell B+
Hinton Mitchem B
Neal Morrison A+
Albert Morton D
H.E. Myers B
Charles Newton A
Demetrius Newton, Sr. B
Jeremy Oden B+
Jack Page III A++
Tim Parker, Jr. C
Arthur Payne A+
Walter Penry, Jr. A
George Perdue B+
Phil Poole A+
Jim Preuitt B+
Tommy Ed Roberts B
John Robinson C
Allen Sanderson C
Riley Seibenhener F
Terry Spicer B+
Nelson Starkey, Jr. A
Charles Steele, Jr. A++
William Thigpen, Sr. C
Dave Thomas A+
Elwyn Thomas B
James Thomas B
J.E. Turner A
Lesley Vance B+
Jack Venable B
James Warren A++
Skippy White A
Gerald Willis A+
Greg Wren C

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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