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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
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic F
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic B-
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic F
OR State House 3 Carl Wilson Republican A+
OR State Senate 1 Jeff Kruse Republican A+
OR State Senate 10 Jackie Winters Republican A+
OR State Senate 18 Ginny Burdick Democratic F-
OR State Senate 19 Richard Devlin Democratic F
OR State Senate 27 Tim Knopp Republican A+
OR State Senate 30 Ted Ferrioli Republican A+
OR Commissioner At-Large Deborah Kafoury F
OR Commissioner At-Large Susan Morgan Republican A+
Victor Backlund A-
Chris Beck F
Jo Ann Bowman F
R. Thomas Butler A+
Betsy Close A+
Bill Fisher A+
Dan Gardner F
Gary George A+
Avel Louise Gordly F
Gary Hansen F
Jim Hill B
Elaine Hopson F
Bob Jenson A+
Al King C
Jeffrey Kropf A+
Jerry Krummel C
Randy Leonard F
Kathy Lowe F
Karen Minnis A+
William Morrisette F
David Nelson A+
Rob Patridge A+
Eileen Qutub A+
Diane Rosenbaum F
Lane Shetterly B+
Mark Simmons A+
Bruce Starr A+
Charles Starr A
Vicki Walker F
Bernard Westlund II A+
Max Williams C
William Witt B

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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