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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
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican A
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican A
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic A
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican A
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican A+
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic A
WV State House 36 Larry Rowe Democratic A
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican A
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic A
WV State House 51 Barbara Fleischauer Democratic D
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican A
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican A
WV State Senate 15 Charles Trump IV Republican A+
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic A-
WV President of the State Board of Education Thomas Campbell A
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis A
WV Commissioner At-Large Dale Manuel A
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael A+
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner A+
Constantino Amores, Jr. A
Leonard Anderson A+
Frank Angotti A
Art Ashley F
Tom Azinger A
J.D. Beane A+
Larry Border A
Edwin Bowman A
Greg Butcher A
Samuel Cann, Sr. A
H. Truman Chafin A
Thomas Coleman, Jr. A
David Collins A
Mary Pearl Compton D
Oshel Craigo A+
Jerry Michael Damron A
Jeff Davis A
Tracy Dempsey A
Vicki Douglas A
Larry Edgell C
Richard Everson A
Karen Facemyer A+
Larry Faircloth A+
Richard Flanigan A
Sheirl Lee Fletcher A
Eustace Frederick A
Roy Givens A
Mike Hall A
Steve Harrison A
Walter Helmick A
Susan Hubbard A
Mark Hunt A
Lloyd George Jackson II A
Arley Johnson A
Jerry Kelley A
Jeff Kessler A
Robert Kiss A+
Kerry Steven Kominar A
Earnest Kuhn A
William Laird IV A
Margarette Leach A
Otis Leggett A
William Louisos A
Virginia Mahan A
A. James Manchin A
J.E. Joe Martin A+
Brooks McCabe, Jr. F
Warren Randolph McGraw II A
Jerry Mezzatesta A+
Joseph Minard A
Sarah Minear A
John Mitchell, Jr. A
Rick Modesitt A
Mike Oliverio II A
John Pino A
Bill Proudfoot A
Paul Prunty A
Dale Riggs A
Robert Schadler A
John Shelton A
Jody Guthrie Smirl A
Joe Smith A
Lisa Smith A
Joe Sparks A
Sharon Spencer A
Douglas Stalnaker A
W. Richard Staton A
William Stemple A
Sally Matz Susman A
Ron Thompson, Jr. A
Gary Otho Tillis A
Kenneth Tucker A
Barbara Warner A
Charles Russell Webb A
Randy White A
Harry White A
L. Gil White A+
Larry Williams A
Carroll Willis A
James Willison A
William Wooton A+
Lacy Wright, Jr. A
Emily Yeager 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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