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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
Dee Adcock A
William Adolph, Jr. D-
PA Council Member At-Large Bryan Allen Democratic F
Jason Altmire A
David Apfelbaum D
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A
Rick Arnold A
PA State Senate 36 Ryan Aument Republican A
PA State Senate 20 Lisa Baker Republican A
PA State House 68 Matthew Baker Republican A
Fred Baldwin B-
PA State House 71 Bryan Barbin Democratic A
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican A
PA State House 160 Steve Barrar Republican A-
John Bear A
Tom Bell A-
PA State House 171 Kerry Benninghoff Republican A
Louise Williams Bishop D-
PA State Senate 22 John Blake Democratic F
PA State House 199 Stephen Bloom Republican A
PA State House 117 Karen Boback Republican A
Tom Bogar C-
PA State Senate 18 Lisa Boscola Democratic A
Bryan Boughter A
Frank Bovalino C+
Jo Ellen Bowman A
Scott Boyd A
PA U.S. House 13 Brendan Boyle Democratic C-
PA State House 70 Matthew Bradford Democratic C-
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic F
Joseph Brennan D+
PA State Senate 50 Michele Brooks Republican A
PA State House 189 Rosemary Brown Republican A-
PA State House 190 Vanessa Brown Democratic D
PA State Senate 16 Pat Browne Republican B
Michael Brubaker A
Jane Burger B-
PA State House 72 Frank Burns Democratic A
Tim Burns A
Ronald Buxton F
John Callahan F
PA State House 127 Thomas Caltagirone Democratic D
Christopher Carney A
PA State House 118 Mike Carroll Democratic A
James Casorio, Jr. A
PA State House 67 Martin Causer Republican A
Jim Cawley A
PA State House 15 James Christiana III Republican A
Robert Ciervo A
Paul Clymer A
Mark Cohen F
PA State House 77 Scott Conklin Democratic A
Matt Connolly B
Tom Corbett A
PA State Senate 34 Jake Corman III Republican A+
PA State House 21 Dom Costa Democratic A
PA State House 34 Paul Costa Democratic D
PA State House 129 Jim Cox Republican A
Thomas Creighton A
Mark Critz A
PA State House 180 Angel Cruz Democratic F
Lawrence Curry F
PA State House 100 Bryan Cutler Republican A
Kathy Dahlkemper C
Peter Daley II A
PA State House 187 Gary Day Republican A
PA State House 88 Sheryl Delozier Republican C-
Greg Deluca A
PA State House 32 Tony DeLuca, Jr. Democratic A
Gordon Denlinger A
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican A
PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Democratic C
PA State House 33 Frank Dermody Democratic A
Charles Dertinger A
H. William DeWeese A+
PA State House 18 Gene DiGirolamo Republican A
Robert Donatucci F
Timothy Downey A
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic F
Mike Doyle A
Paul Drucker D
Alex Dubart A
PA State House 56 George Dunbar Republican A
Todd Eachus A
PA State Senate 30 John Eichelberger, Jr. Republican A
PA State House 11 Brian Ellis Republican A
PA State House 137 Joe Emrick Republican A
Edwin Erickson B+
PA State House 54 Eli Evankovich Republican A
PA U.S. House 2 Dwight Evans Democratic F
John Evans A
PA State House 84 Garth Everett Republican A
PA State House 2 Florindo Fabrizio Democratic A
PA State House 142 Frank Farry Republican A
Chaka Fattah, Sr. F
Jeffrey Faust A
Frank Feinberg A
Rob Ferguson A
Jim Ferlo A
Mike Fitzpatrick A
Michael Fleck A
PA State Senate 48 Michael Folmer Republican A
PA State Senate 42 Wayne Fontana Democratic C-
Matthew Franchetti B
PA State House 23 Dan Frankel Democratic F
PA State House 136 Robert Freeman Democratic F
PA State House 75 Matt Gabler Republican A
PA State House 140 John Galloway Democratic D
Thomas Garman, Jr. A
Richard Geist A+
Camille George A+
Michael Gerber D
Marc Gergely A+
Jim Gerlach A
Jaret Gibbons A
PA State House 128 Mark Gillen Republican A
PA State House 47 Keith Gillespie Republican A
Mauree Gingrich A
PA State House 53 Robert Godshall Republican A+
Bill Goldsworthy C
PA State House 123 Neal Goodman Democratic A
PA State Senate 12 Stewart Greenleaf Republican B-
Glen Grell A
PA State House 196 Seth Grove Republican A
Joyce Haas A
PA State House 138 Marcia Hahn Republican A
Gary Haluska A
Melissa Haluszczak A
PA State House 76 Michael Hanna, Sr. Democratic A
Ted Harhai A
Julie Harhart A
PA State House 1 Patrick Harkins Democratic B
PA State House 61 Kate Harper Republican D+
PA State House 82 C. Adam Harris Republican A
PA State House 122 Doyle Heffley Republican A
Rick Hellberg B
PA State House 104 Susan Helm Republican A
PA State House 26 Timothy Hennessey Republican D-
Lois Herr F
Dick Hess A+
PA State House 98 David Hickernell Republican A
Tim Holden A
John Hornaman A
Michael Horton A
Tom Houghton B
Dave Huffman A
PA State Senate 21 Scott Hutchinson Republican A
PA Council Member 2 Kenyatta Johnson D
PA Council Member 2 Kenyatta Johnson Democratic D
Glenn Johnston A
Babette Josephs F
PA State House 157 Warren Kampf Republican A-
Theresa Kane A
Paul Kanjorski A
Richard Kasunic A
PA State House 89 Rob Kauffman Republican A
PA State House 85 Fred Keller Republican A
PA State House 86 Mark Keller Republican A
PA State House 184 William Keller Democratic D
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly, Jr. Republican A
Jim Kernaghan III C-
David Kessler A
Michael Kester B-
PA State Senate 9 Thomas Killion Republican D
Aaron Kime A
PA Mayor At-Large Thaddeus Kirkland Democratic F
Jim Knapp A
Cody Knotts A
PA State House 124 Jerry Knowles Republican A
Peter Kohut C
PA State House 38 William Kortz II Democratic A
Nick Kotik A
Tim Krieger A+
Deberah Kula A
Mike Lapolla A
PA State House 13 John Lawrence Republican A
Bryan Lentz F
David Levdansky F
PA Commissioner At-Large Jo Litz C-
PA State House 7 Mark Longietti Democratic A
Scott MacNeil A
PA State House 40 John Maher Republican B+
Tim Mahoney B
Sandra Major A
PA State House 130 David Maloney Republican A
Jennifer Mann D
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican A
PA State House 25 Joseph Markosek Democratic A
PA State House 14 Jim Marshall Republican A
PA State House 105 Ronald Marsico Republican A+
Richard Massafra B+
PA State House 107 Kurt Masser Republican A
PA State House 16 Robert Matzie Democratic A
Michael McGeehan D
PA State Senate 10 Charles McIlhinney, Jr. Republican A
Barbara McIlvaine Smith D
PA Council Member 5 Sue Means No Party Affiliation A
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican A
PA State Senate 24 Bob Mensch Republican A
PA State House 12 Daryl Metcalfe Republican 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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