Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
John Ahern A
Gary Alexander A
Glenn Anderson A
Mike Armstrong A+
WA State Senate-10 Barbara Bailey R A
Bob Baker A
Don Barlow D
WA State Senate-2 Randi Becker R A
Donald Benton A+
WA State House-19 Position 2 Brian Blake D A+
Lisa Brown F
Tom Campbell A+
Michael Carrell A+
WA State House-15 Position 1 Bruce Chandler R A-
WA State Senate-32 Maralyn Chase D C
WA State House-43 Position 2 Frank Chopp D B-
JeanMarie Christenson A
WA State House-41 Position 2 Judy Clibborn D D
WA State House-34 Position 1 Eileen Cody D D
WA State House-12 Position 1 Cary Condotta R A+
WA State Senate-29 Steve Conway D B+
Steven Cook A
Donald Crawford B
Larry Crouse A
Bruce Dammeier B
WA State Senate-27 Jeannie Darneille D F
WA State House-20 Position 1 Richard DeBolt R A+
Mary Lou Dickerson F
Dave Dooley A
WA Council Member-5 Hans Dunshee D C-
Robert Dutton B
Deb Eddy D
Mark Ericks B
WA State Senate-42 Doug Ericksen R A
Jonathan Fant A
Fred Finn A
Dennis Flannigan D
Karen Fraser F
Bill Grant A+
Linda Haddon A-
Kathy Haigh A-
Steve Hailey A+
WA State House-8 Position 2 Larry Haler R A+
Jim Hargrove A
WA State Senate-11 Bob Hasegawa D D
Brian Hatfield A+
Timothy Hattenburg B
Mary Haugen F
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R A
Mike Hewitt A+
Bill Hinkle A+
Mike Hope A
WA State House-11 Position 1 Zack Hudgins D C-
WA State Senate-22 Sam Hunt D D
Ross Hunter D
Christopher Hurst A+
Joseph James A
Fred Jarrett D
Marlyn Jensen A
WA State House-14 Position 1 Norm Johnson R A
WA State House-32 Position 2 Ruth Kagi D F
Jim Kastama C+
Troy Kelley A-
Tyana Kelley D
Phyllis Kenney D
Lynn Kessler A
WA State Senate-14 Curtis King R A
WA State House-29 Position 2 Steve Kirby D C
Leslie Klein C
WA State House-8 Position 1 Brad Klippert R A
WA State House-7 Position 2 Joel Kretz R A+
WA State House-39 Position 1 Dan Kristiansen R A+
Kelli Linville A
Liz Loomis A-
Connie Lord A
Sue Lani Madsen C
Rosemary McAuliffe D
Robert McCaslin, Sr. A
WA State Senate-38 John McCoy D C-
WA Council Member-3 Jim McCune A+
WA Council Member-8 Joe McDermott D
Timothy Miller A
Jim Moeller C-
Dawn Morrell C-
WA State House-40 Position 2 Jeff Morris D C
Carol Moser D
WA State House-16 Position 2 Terry Nealey R B
WA Commissioner-1 Randy Neatherlin A
WA U.S. House-4 Dan Newhouse R A+
WA Council Member-At-Large Toby Nixon R A
Mike Novak A
Al O'Brien C-
WA State House-20 Position 2 Ed Orcutt R A
WA State House-3 Position 2 Timm Ormsby D C+
Judi Owens D
Kevin Parker A
Linda Parlette A
WA State Senate-39 Kirk Pearson R A+
WA State Senate-43 Jamie Pedersen D D
WA State House-37 Position 2 Eric Pettigrew D D
Cheryl Pflug A
Margarita Prentice F
Craig Pridemore B
Skip Priest A
Dave Quall A
Marilyn Rasmussen B+
Debbie Regala F
Dennis Richter B+
Alex Rion A
WA Council Member-1 Dan Roach A+
Phil Rockefeller C-
WA State House-5 Position 1 Jay Rodne R A
Charles Ross A
WA State House-37 Position 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos D F
WA State House-9 Position 2 Joe Schmick R A
WA State Senate-9 Mark Schoesler R A+
Larry Seaquist A-
WA State House-4 Position 2 Matt Shea R A
WA State Senate-7 Shelly Short R A
Geoff Simpson D
Michele Smith A
WA State House-10 Position 1 Norma Smith R A-
Val Stevens A+
WA Councilperson-1 Pat Sullivan D A-
WA State House-47 Position 2 Pat Sullivan D A-
Dan Swecker A+
John Sweeney C-
WA State Senate-19 Dean Takko D A+
Thomas Thomas A
Michael Thompson A
WA State Senate-24 Kevin Van De Wege D A+
Steve Van Luven A
Deb Wallace A
Fred Walser B
WA State Senate-16 Maureen Walsh R B
WA State Senate-13 Judy Warnick R A
Ron Weigelt A
Brendan Williams C-
Alex Wood D
Joseph Zarelli 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.

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