Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
WI U.S. House-2 Mark Pocan D F
WI U.S. House-6 Glenn Grothman R A
WI State Assembly-5 Jim Steineke R A
WI State Assembly-6 Gary Tauchen R B+
WI State Assembly-9 Josh Zepnick D D-
WI State Assembly-11 Jason Fields D F
WI State Assembly-12 Frederick Kessler D D-
WI State Assembly-16 Leon Young D F
WI State Assembly-20 Christine Sinicki D D-
WI State Assembly-23 Jim Ott R C+
WI State Assembly-36 Jeffrey Mursau R A
WI State Assembly-38 Joel Kleefisch R A
WI State Assembly-40 Kevin Petersen R A
WI State Assembly-41 Joan Ballweg R A
WI State Assembly-42 Keith Ripp R A
WI State Assembly-46 Gary Hebl D F
WI State Assembly-49 Travis Tranel R B+
WI State Assembly-50 Ed Brooks R A
WI State Assembly-54 Gordon Hintz D C
WI State Assembly-61 Samantha Kerkman R A+
WI State Assembly-63 Robin Vos R A
WI State Assembly-66 Cory Mason D C
WI State Assembly-77 Terese Berceau D F
WI State Assembly-80 Sondy Pope D F
WI State Assembly-89 John Nygren R A
WI State Assembly-96 Lee Nerison R A
WI State Senate-1 Frank Lasee R A
WI State Senate-2 Robert Cowles R A
WI State Senate-4 Lena Taylor D F
WI State Senate-5 Leah Vukmir R A+
WI State Senate-8 Alberta Darling R A
WI State Senate-11 Stephen Nass R A
WI State Senate-12 Thomas Tiffany R A
WI State Senate-14 Luther Olsen R B-
WI State Senate-16 Mark Miller D F
WI State Senate-19 Roger Roth, Jr. R A
WI State Senate-22 Bob Wirch D A
WI State Senate-23 Terry Moulton R A+
WI State Senate-26 Fred Risser D F
WI State Senate-29 Jerry Petrowski R A+
WI State Senate-30 Dave Hansen D F
WI State Senate-32 Jennifer Shilling D F
WI Supervisor-5 Staush Gruszynski D
WI Supervisor-17 Tony Staskunas D-
Chuck Benedict D-
Penny Bernard Schaber D-
Garey Bies A
Spencer Black F
Chris Buckel A-
G. Spencer Coggs F
Pedro Colon D-
Bob Cox D
David Cullen D-
Chris Danou A
Brett Davis A
Jo Egelhoff A
Darcy Fields A
Jeff Fitzgerald A+
Chad Fradette A
Donald Friske A+
Phil Garthwaite C
Mark Gottlieb A
Tamara Grigsby F
Scott Gunderson A+
Mark Gundrum A+
Doug Harrod D-
Sheila Harsdorf A
Dave Hegenbarth A
Dan Hellman A
Steve Hilgenberg C
J.A. Hines A+
Kim Hixson C
Jim Holperin B-
Mark Honadel A
Randy Hopper A
Ann Hraychuck A
Mary Hubler D+
Michael Huebsch A+
Daron Jensen C
Andy Jorgensen C
Dan Kapanke A
Dean Kaufert A
Jerry Keifenheim B-
Steven Kestell A
Kent Koebke A
Bill Kramer A
Margaret Krusick D-
Shirl LaBarre A
Julie Lassa A
Mary Lazich A
Daniel LeMahieu A
Thomas Lothian A
Kathy Maves A
Dan Meyer A
Louis Molepske, Jr. D-
Phil Montgomery A
John Murtha A
Kent Muschinske A
Nate Myszka A
Tom Nelson D
Scott Newcomer A
Aaron Onsrud C
Alvin Ott A
Alison Page D
Joseph Parisi F
Alex Pieper A
Don Pridemore A
Mark Reiff A
Kitty Rhoades A
Jon Richards D-
Aaron Robertson B
Nathan Russell A-
Jay Schmelling C
Marlin Schneider A
Dennis Seevers C
Donna Seidel D-
Mike Sheridan D-
Gary Sherman F
Carl Skalitzky A
Jeffrey Smith C
James Soletski C
Richard Spanbauer A
John Steinbrink F
Jeffrey Stone A
Pat Strachota A
Scott Suder A+
Anthony Theisen A
Alex Tiahnybok A
Barbara Toles F
Debra Towns A
John Townsend A
Robert Turner C
Jeff Tyberg A
Terry Van Akkeren F
Karl Van Roy A
Amy Vruwink A
Sheldon Wasserman F
Corrine Wiesmueller A
Annette Williams F
Mary Williams A
Jeffrey Wood A+
Robert Ziegelbauer C
Rich Zipperer A

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