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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
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican A++
WA State House 15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler Republican A-
WA State House 20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt Republican A+
WA State House 31 Position 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic A-
WA State House 34 Position 1 Eileen Cody Democratic D
WA State House 40 Position 2 Jeff Morris Democratic A-
WA State House 43 Position 2 Frank Chopp Democratic D-
WA State House 44 Position 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic B-
WA State Senate 9 Mark Schoesler Republican A+
WA State Senate 12 Linda Parlette Republican A
WA State Senate 15 Jim Honeyford Republican A
WA State Senate 19 Brian Hatfield Democratic A
WA State Senate 29 Steve Conway Democratic B
WA State Senate 31 Pam Roach Republican A++
WA State Senate 33 Karen Keiser Democratic D
WA State Senate 35 Timothy Sheldon Democratic A++
WA State Senate 36 Jeanne Kohl-Welles Democratic D-
WA Mayor At-Large Edward Murray F
WA Council Member 2 Joyce McDonald A
WA Council Member 2 Brian Sullivan Democratic A-
WA Council Member 3 Kathy Lambert A+
WA Council Member Ward 1 Kelli Linville C-
WA County Executive At-Large Dow Constantine F
WA Commissioner 1 Jerome Delvin A+
WA Commissioner 1 Tom Mielke Republican A++
WA Commissioner 1 Cathy Wolfe Democratic D
WA Commissioner 2 Sandra Romero Democratic D
Gary Alexander A
David Anderson C-
Clyde Ballard A++
Ida Ballasiotes B+
Kelly Barlean A
Brad Benson A
Marc Boldt A
Jim Buck A+
Roger Bush A
Jack Cairnes A+
Tom Campbell A++
Don Carlson A-
Michael Carrell A++
Gary Chandler A+
Jim Clements A
Mike Cooper C
Jeralita Costa D
Larry Crouse A
Mary Lou Dickerson F
Mark Doumit A
James Dunn A
Tracey Eide D
Darlene Fairley F
Bill Finkbeiner A
Ruth Fisher F
Phil Fortunato A
Rosa Franklin C-
Jeffrey Gombosky C+
Bill Grant B
Kathy Haigh C-
Patricia Hale A-
Shirley Hankins A-
Michael Heavey C
Harold Hochstatter A++
Tom Huff A
Ken Jacobsen D-
Stephen Johnson A+
Jim Kastama C-
Phyllis Kenney D
Lynn Kessler B-
Adam Kline F
John Koster A+
Patricia Lantz D
Barbara Lisk A+
Jeanine Long A
Dave Mastin A+
Dan McDonald A+
Maryann Mitchell B+
Bob Morton A++
Joyce Mulliken A+
Al O'Brien B
Valeria Ogden F
Robert Oke A
Julia Patterson D
John Pennington, Jr. A++
Cheryl Pflug A
Erik Poulsen F
Dave Quall A
Renee Radcliff B+
Debbie Regala F
Lynn Schindler A-
Dave Schmidt A+
Karen Schmidt A-
Patricia Scott C
Paull Shin D
Mary Skinner A-
Duane Sommers A
Helen Sommers F
Bob Sump A+
Georganne Talcott A
Patricia Thibaudeau F
Brian Thomas A
Kip Tokuda F
Steve Van Luven A
Velma Veloria D
Mike Wensman A
James West A++
Alex Wood D

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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