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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican A
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican A
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican A
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican A
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic C
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic C
TN Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Republican A+
TN State House 5 David Hawk Republican A
TN State House 7 Matthew Hill Republican A+
TN State House 11 Jeremy Faison Republican A-
TN State House 16 Bill Dunn Republican A
TN State House 20 Robert Ramsey Republican A
TN State House 25 Cameron Sexton Republican A
TN State House 33 John Ragan, Jr. Republican A
TN State House 36 Dennis Powers Republican A
TN State House 38 Kelly Keisling Republican A
TN State House 40 Terri Lynn Weaver Republican A+
TN State House 41 John Windle Democratic A+
TN State House 42 Ryan Williams Republican A
TN State House 49 Mike Sparks Republican A
TN State House 52 Mike Stewart Democratic D
TN State House 62 Pat Marsh Republican A
TN State House 63 Glen Casada Republican A+
TN State House 68 Curtis Johnson Republican A
TN State House 76 Andy Holt Republican A
TN State House 79 Curtis Halford Republican A-
TN State House 80 Johnny Shaw Democratic D
TN State House 83 Mark White Republican A
TN State House 84 Joe Towns, Jr. Democratic D
TN State House 86 Barbara Cooper Democratic D
TN State House 87 Karen Camper Democratic F
TN State House 88 Larry Miller Democratic D
TN State House 90 John DeBerry, Jr. Democratic D
TN State House 93 G. A. Hardaway, Sr. Democratic D
TN State House 97 Jim Coley Republican A
TN State Senate 1 Steve Southerland Republican A
TN State Senate 2 Art Swann Republican A-
TN State Senate 3 Rusty Crowe Republican A
TN State Senate 4 Jon Lundberg Republican A
TN State Senate 5 Randy McNally Republican A+
TN State Senate 8 Frank Niceley Republican A+
TN State Senate 9 Mike Bell Republican A
TN State Senate 11 Bo Watson Republican A
TN State Senate 17 Mark Pody Republican A
TN State Senate 19 Brenda Gilmore Democratic D
TN State Senate 23 Jack Johnson Republican A
TN State Senate 28 Joey Hensley Republican A
TN State Senate 31 Brian Kelsey Republican A
TN Council Member 33 Sam Coleman A-
TN Council Member Ward 2 Debbie Matthews A-
TN Commissioner 9 Mark Johnstone A
Joe Akard A-
David Alexander A
Joe Armstrong D
Edgar Babian A
Judy Barker A
Allen Barry B+
Eddie Bass A+
Mae Beavers A+
Charlotte Bergmann A
Diane Black A
Stratton Bone, Jr. A
Willie Borchert B
Harry Brooks A
Kevin Brooks A
Tommie Brown D
Charlotte Burks C
Sheila Butt A
Scotty Campbell A
Stacey Campfield A
Billy Carneal D
Joe Carr A-
David Clark F
Keith Clotfelter A
Jim Cobb A
Ty Cobb A-
Jerome Cochran A
Kent Coleman F
Tim Cook A
Charles Curtiss A
Lincoln Davis A
Vince Dean A
Lois Deberry D
Vance Dennis A
Duane Dominy A
John Duncan, Jr. A
Johnny Edwards A
Linda Elam A
Jimmy Eldridge A+
Joshua Evans A+
JoAnne Favors D
Dennis Ferguson A
Henry Fincher A
Stephen Fincher A
Lowe Finney A
Craig Fitzhugh B
Richard Floyd A
Ophelia Ford D
Dale Ford A
John Forgety B+
George Fraley A+
Jim Gotto A
Jim Hackworth A
James Hale A-
David Hall A
Dave Hall B
Steve Hall A
Jim Hardin A
Bill Harmon A
Thelma Harper D
Michael Harrison A
Beth Harwell B
Bill Haslam B-
Ryan Haynes A
Douglas Henry C
Roy Herron A
Jenny Hunt D
Julia Hurley B
Doug Jackson A+
Phillip Johnson A
Sherry Jones D
Ulysses Jones, Jr. D
Matthew Kenigson D
Mike Kernell D
Bill Ketron, Jr. A+
Timothy Lee A-
Ron Lollar A
Mark Maddox A-
Debra Maggart A+
Judd Matheny A+
Jimmy Matlock A
Gerald McCormick A
Patrick McCurdy A
Steve McDaniel A
George McDonald C-
Michael McDonald A
Don McLeary A
Stephen McManus A
Mike McWherter C-
Don Miller A-
Tonya Miller A-
Richard Montgomery A
Calvin Moore B
Gary Moore, Sr. A
Larry Mullins B-
James Naifeh F
Gary Odom B
Joe Pitts C
Marvin Pratt A
Mary Pruitt D
Charles Rains B
Neil Revlett A
Barrett Rich A
Jeanne Richardson F
Dennis Roach A
Bill Sanderson III A
Charles Sargent, Jr. A
David Shepard A
Joe Shepard C
Tony Shipley A
Janis Sontany F
Billy Spivey A-
Gary Steakley A-
Jim Summerville F
Reginald Tate C-
John Tidwell A
Harry Tindell C
Curry Todd A+
Johnnie Turner D
Michael Turner B
Danny Twork C
Nathan Vaughn A
Eric Watson A+
Arnold Weiner A
Jackson West B
Roy Wayne White A
Kent Williams A
Charles Williamson A
Les Winningham A
Timothy Wirgau A
Rick Womick A
Teresa Wood A
Eddie Yokley 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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