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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ State House 25 Rusty Bowers Republican A-
AZ Supervisor 1 Peter Rios Democratic C
Linda Aguirre A+
Carolyn Allen B
Mark Anderson A
Carlos Avelar II A
Ken Bennett A
Linda Binder A-
Debra Brimhall A+
William Brotherton F
Jack Brown D
Scott Bundgaard A+
Brenda Burns A
James Carruthers A
Ken Cheuvront F
Edward Cirillo A-
Dean Cooley A
Chris Cummiskey C
Franklin Flake A
Kathi Foster F
Michael Gardner A
Lowell Gleason A
Randall Gnant C
Linda Gray A+
Herb Guenther A
Darden Hamilton A+
Mary Hartley F
Jeff Hatch-Miller A
Steve Huffman A-
Jack Jackson, Sr. D
Karen Johnson A
Laura Knaperek A+
Leah Landrum Taylor F
Sylvia Laughter A
Barbara Leff A
Joe Eddie Lopez D
John Loredo B
Mark Maiorana A
Wesley Marsh A+
Steve May A
Harry Mitchell F
Debora Norris D
David Petersen A
Marion Pickens F
Elaine Richardson F
Tom Smith B-
Ruth Solomon F
Roberta Voss A-
Christine Weason C
Jim Weiers 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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