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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican A
SD Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels Republican B
SD State Senate 24 Jeff Monroe Republican A+
SD Council Member At-Large Kermit Staggers A+
SD Commissioner 3 Paul Symens C-
SD Commissioner At-Large Jim Lintz A
SD Commissioner At-Large Duane Sutton A
Kenneth Albers B-
Eric Bogue A
Bernard Michael Broderick, Jr. A-
Don Brosz A
Arnold Brown B-
Jarvis Brown A
Richard Brown A
Quinten Burg C
Judy Clark A-
Kay Davis B
H. Dennert A-
Michael Derby A
Robert Drake A+
Jay Duenwald A+
J.P. Duniphan A
Robert Duxbury B
Scott Eccarius A
H. Junior Engbrecht A+
Barbara Everist A
Arthur Fryslie A+
Cooper Garnos B
Richard Hainje A+
Arlene Ham-Burr B
Gary Hanson C-
Phyllis Heineman B
Thomas Hennies B-
James Hutmacher A
Kent Juhnke A
Ted Klaudt A+
Marguerite Kleven B
Claire Konold A+
Clarence Kooistra A+
Cheryl Madden A
Alice Lucille McCoy A
John McIntyre D
Garry Allen Moore A+
David Munson A-
Sam Nachtigal C
William Napoli A+
Mary Patterson F
William Peterson A-
Willard Pummel A+
John Reedy B
Mitchell Richter A
Louis Sebert A+
Walter Slaughter A
Orville Smidt A
Burdette Solum A-
Drue Vitter B+
Kenneth Wetz A+
Fred Cavanaugh Whiting B-
Mike Wilson C
Richard Wudel 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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