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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
AR State Senate 2 James Paul Hendren Republican C
AR State Senate 3 Cecile Bledsoe Republican A
AR State Senate 8 Jake Files Republican A-
AR State Senate 10 Larry Teague Democratic A+
AR Justice of the Peace 11 Mike Creekmore A
AR Justice of the Peace 12 Sue Madison Democratic F
AR Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Position 5 Shawn Womack Non-partisan A
Sarah Agee A
Robert Jerry Allison C
Evelyn Ammons A++
Sam Epstein Angel II A+
Mike Beebe B
Russell Bennett A
Bill Bevis A
David Bisbee A
Pat Bond A
Michael Dennis Booker C
Shane Broadway A
John Brown A
Geoff Buchanan A-
Ann Holmes Bush A+
Milton Olin Cook C
Thomas Courtway A
Jack Critcher A
Keith Davis D+
R. Gunner DeLay A
Jim Bob Duggar A
Dean Elliott A
Mike Everett B
Steve Faris A++
Lisa Carolyn Ferrell D-
Jonathan Fitch A+
George French D
Billy Gipson B
Mary Beth Green D
Brenda Gullett A-
William Gwatney A+
David Haak A
Joe Harris, Jr. A
Mike Hathorn A-
David Hausam A
Cliff Hoofman B
Barbara Horn A
Russell Hunt A
Gary Donald Hunter A+
Phillip Truman Jacobs A
Gene Jeffress A
Jimmy Jeffress B+
Bob Johnson A+
Calvin Johnson A-
Douglas Kidd A+
Barbara Jean King C
Jim Lancaster B+
Randy Laverty A++
Jim Lendall A
John Lewellen A
James Luker C
Becky Linz Lynn A
Jim Magnus A+
Jodie Mahony D
David Malone B+
W. Percy Malone A+
Jim Milum A
Randy Minton A
Andrew Morris A
Steve Napper D
James Oglesby A
Pat Pappas A++
Marvin Parks A
David Rackley A
Sandra Reyenga Rodgers A+
Bill Scrimshire A
Courtney Sheppard A+
Martha Shoffner A
Richard Simmons A
Stephen Matthew Simon A+
Kevin Smith A+
Mark Alan Smith A
M. Roger Smith A
Terry Smith A+
Chaney Taylor, Jr. A
Lindbergh Howard Thomas A
Bobby Lee Trammell A
Stuart Carl Vess A+
William Walker, Jr. F
Wilma Walker D
Paul Weaver A
Doyle Webb A+
James Wilkinson A++
Arnell Willis A
Nick Wilson B
Jim Wood A
Tim Wooldridge 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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