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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2006 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Bonnie Brown F
Constantino Amores, Jr. D
John Doyle D
Danny Wells C
WV State House 48 Richard Iaquinta Democratic C+
Robert Schadler C+
H. Jack Yost, Jr. C+
John Ellem B-
WV State House 45 Bill Hamilton Republican B
Barbara Hatfield B
Tim Manchin B
Brooks McCabe, Jr. B
Joseph Minard B
WV State Senate 17 Corey Palumbo Democratic B
WV State House 50 Mike Caputo Democratic B+
Ronald Fragale B+
Carrie Webster B+
WV State Board of Education Thomas Campbell A-
WV State House 28 Thomas Campbell Democratic A-
Ray Canterbury, Jr. A-
Lidella Hrutkay A-
Dale Martin A-
Rick Thompson A-
WV State House 8 Bill Anderson, Jr. Republican A
Sam Argento A
WV State House 40 Tim Armstead Republican A
Bob Ashley A
Tom Azinger A
Larry Barker A
WV State Senate 13 Bob Beach Democratic A
J.D. Beane A
WV State Senate 15 Craig Blair Republican A
Larry Border A
Edwin Bowman A
Dwight Richard Browning A
Samuel Cann, Sr. A
WV State Senate 4 Mitchell Carmichael Republican A
H. Truman Chafin A
Kevin Craig A
Gerald Crosier A
WV State House 10 Frank Deem Republican A
Joe DeLong A
Walter Duke A
Larry Edgell A
WV State House 22 Jeff Eldridge Democratic A
WV State House 54 Allen Evans Republican A
WV State House 51 Cindy Frich Republican A
Jesse Guills, Jr. A
WV State House 43 William Hartman Democratic A
Walter Helmick A
Greg Howard A
WV U.S. House 3 Evan Jenkins Republican A
Patrick Lane A
Margarette Leach A
WV State House 50 Linda Longstreth Democratic A
WV State House 48 Timothy Miley Democratic A
Clif Moore A
Jim Morgan A
Mike Oliverio II A
WV State House 62 John Overington Republican A
Brady Paxton A
Don Perdue A
WV State Board of Education David Perry A
John Pino A
Mary Poling A
Mike Porter, Sr. A
WV State House 6 William Romine Republican A
WV State House 57 Ruth Rowan Republican A
Patti Schoen A
WV State House 18 Kelli Sobonya Republican A
Dale Stephens A
Deborah Stevens A
Linda Sumner A
Joe Talbott A
Jeff Tansill A
Ron Thompson, Jr. A
Kenneth Tucker A
WV State Senate 16 John Unger II Democratic A
Russell Weeks, Jr. A
Randy White A
Harry White A
Larry Williams A
WV State House 34 Brent Boggs Democratic A+
WV Commissioner At-Large Tim Ennis A+
Eustace Frederick A+
Kerry Steven Kominar A+
Marshall Long A+
Virginia Mahan A+
WV Commissioner At-Large Harold Michael A+
WV State House 5 David Pethtel Democratic A+
Bill Proudfoot A+
Sharon Spencer A+
Douglas Stalnaker A+
William Stemple A+
Randy Swartzmiller A+
Robert Tabb A+
WV Commissioner At-Large Scott Varner A+
WV State House 39 Ronald Walters, Sr. Republican A+
L. Gil White A+
Locke Wysong 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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