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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Iowa Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IA State House 20 Clel Baudler Republican 100%
IA State Senate 1 David Johnson Independent 100%
Dwayne Alons 100%
Gary Blodgett 91%
Daniel Boddicker 100%
Clyde Edward Bradley 100%
Robert John Brunkhorst 69%
Michael Cormack 100%
Jack Drake 100%
Russell James Eddie 92%
Charles Gipp 77%
Sandy Greiner 82%
Jim Hahn 100%
Lance Horbach 100%
Charles Larson, Jr. 100%
David Lord 100%
Dennis May 92%
Beverly Joan Nelson-Forbes 38%
Greg Stevens 58%
John Sunderbruch 100%
Phillip Tyrrell 100%
Jerry Welter 100%

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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