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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
ID State Senate 2 Steve Vick Republican A+
MT State Senate 16 Frank Smith Democratic D
MT State Senate 44 Fred Thomas Republican A+
MT State Senate 50 Tom Facey Democratic B+
Darrel Adams A+
Joan Andersen B+
Dale Berry A+
Rodney Bitney A
Sylvia Bookout-Reinicke A+
Roy Brown A-
Rosalie Buzzas C-
Edith Clark A
Paul Clark A
Vicki Cocchiarella F
Aubyn Curtiss A+
Richard Dale A
Bob Davies A+
Thomas Dell D
Robert DePratu A-
Bill Eggers D
Ron Erickson C-
Stanley Fisher A
Daniel Clint Fuchs A
Steven Gallus D
Kathleen Galvin-Halcro C-
Kim Gillan B-
William Glaser A-
George Golie B+
Mary Anne Guggenheim C
Gail Gutsche D
Antoinette Hagener F
Richard Haines A
Donald Hedges A
Joan Hurdle F
Reiny Jabs A-
Verdell Jackson A+
Rick Jore A+
Carol Juneau C-
Bob Lawson A-
Ralph Lenhart C-
Monica Lindeen B+
Dale Mahlum B-
Jeff Mangan D
Gay Ann Masolo B+
Gary Matthews B+
Matt McCann C-
Bea McCarthy B
Daniel McGee A-
Joe McKenney A
Walter McNutt B
Doug Mood A+
Linda Nelson B+
Mark Noennig C
Brennan Ryan A
Trudi Schmidt C-
Debbie Bowman Shea F
Jim Shockley A
Paul Sliter A+
Roger Somerville A+
Mike Sprague A+
Robert Story, Jr. A
Lila Taylor A-
Mike Taylor B
William Thomas A-
Joseph Tropila C-
Allan Walters A
John Witt A
Cindy Younkin A+
Tom Zook 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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