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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
William Adolph, Jr. F
Bob Allen A+
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A+
Thomas Armstrong A
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican A+
John Barley A+
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican B
Bob Bastian A
Joseph Battisto A-
Linda Bebko-Jones F
Fred Belardi A+
Robert Belfanti, Jr. A++
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican A
Jerry Birmelin A+
Louise Williams Bishop C+
Kevin Blaum B
Leonard Bodack B-
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic B+
Karl Boyes A+
David Brightbill A+
Raymond Bunt, Jr. A+
Alan Butkovitz F
Ronald Buxton F
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic C
Italo Cappabianca F
Andrew Carn F
James Casorio, Jr. A
Gaynor Cawley C
J. Scot Chadwick A++
PA Council Member At-Large Mario Civera, Jr. Republican D
Daniel Clark A++
Paul Clymer A++
Lita Indzel Cohen F
Mark Cohen F
Nicholas Colafella A
Joe Conti A
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican A
Roy Cornell B
Thomas Corrigan, Sr. F
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic D
Jeffrey Coy A+
Lawrence Curry F
Mary Ann Dailey B
Peter Daley II A+
Craig Dally A
PA State House 32 Tony DeLuca, Jr. Democratic A-
Thomas Dempsey A+
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican B-
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic A
H. William DeWeese A++
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican A
Robert Donatucci D
Thomas Druce A+
Todd Eachus A
Allan Egolf A+
PA U.S. House 2 Dwight Evans Democratic F
Russell Fairchild A++
Howard Fargo A+
Brett Feese A
John Fichter A
Patrick Elvin Fleagle A
Robert Flick B
Teresa Forcier A
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic C
Thomas Gannon A+
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
Jim Gerlach A-
Joseph Gladeck, Jr. B
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican A++
PA State Senate 27 John Gordner Republican A+
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican C
Richard Grucela A
Michael Gruitza A
Jeffrey Earl Habay A
Gary Haluska A-
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic A+
Ted Harhai B-
Julie Harhart A
Melissa Hart A-
George Hasay A+
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican D+
Lynn Herman A++
Arthur Hershey A
Dick Hess A+
Edwin Holl B
Michael Horsey F
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican A
Kenneth Jadlowiec A+
Harold James D
Babette Josephs F
Robert Jubelirer A+
Ralph Kaiser D
Richard Kasunic A+
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic B-
George Kenney, Jr. B
PA Mayor At-Large Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic F
Edward Krebs A
Frank LaGrotta A
Susan Laughlin A
John Lawless A
Marie Lederer F
Dennis Leh A++
Charles Lemmond, Jr. A
Victor John Lescovitz A+
David Levdansky D
F. Joseph Loeper A+
Edward Lucyk A++
Jim Lynch A
Stephen Maitland A+
Sandra Major A
Kathy Manderino F
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic A
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican A+
Albert Masland A-
David Mayernik A
Keith McCall A++
Michael McGeehan C
Eugene McGill C
Fred McIlhattan A
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican A
Mark Steven McNaughton B+
Anthony Melio F
Robert Mellow A-
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican A
Thomas Michlovic F
Nicholas Micozzie A
Sheila Miller A
Phyllis Mundy C
Raphael Musto A+
Jerry Nailor A
Steven Nickol A+
Dennis O'Brien A
Frank Oliver, Sr. D
Jane Clare Orie A
John Perzel A
Timothy Pesci A
PA State House 55 Joseph Petrarca, Jr. Democratic A+
Thomas Petrone A
Merle Phillips A++
John Pippy A
Frank Pistella F
Todd Platts A-
Joseph Preston, Jr. F
Benjamin Ramos F
Ronald Raymond A
PA State House 36 Harry Readshaw III Democratic A
Roy Reinard A
William Rieger F
Robert Robbins A++
Lawrence Roberts A
William Russell Robinson D+
PA State House 188 James Roebuck, Jr. Democratic F
Samuel Rohrer A++
T.J. Rooney D-
Chris Ross B+
Carole Rubley F
Kenneth Ruffing A
Matthew Ryan A
PA State House 9 Chris Sainato Democratic A
Dante Santoni, Jr. B
Larry Sather A+
PA State House 94 Stanley Saylor Republican A++
Curt Schroder A
Jere Schuler A+
Allyson Schwartz F
Thomas Scrimenti A
Paul Semmel A
Frank Serafini A
James Shaner A
Bruce Smith A++
Samuel Smith A+
Donald William Snyder A
Timothy Solobay C-
PA Commissioner At-Large Edward Staback Democratic A++
Jess Stairs A
Sara Steelman B+
David Steil A
Jerry Stern A+
Stephen Stetler F
Thomas Stevenson A
J. Barry Stout A
Jere Strittmatter A
PA State House 96 P. Michael Sturla Democratic C-
Dan Surra A++
Thomas Tangretti A+
PA State Senate 2 Tina Tartaglione Democratic F
Elinor Taylor A+
PA State House 177 John Taylor Republican B
PA State House 181 W. Thomas Democratic F
Thomas Tigue F
PA State Senate 6 Robert Tomlinson Republican A
Guy Travaglio, Jr. B
Fred Trello C-
Leo Trich, Jr. B
Katie True A
Frank Tulli, Jr. A
Patricia Vance A+
Terry Van Horne D
Michael Veon 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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