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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Virginia Gun Owners of America

1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA State House 13 Bob Marshall Republican 100%
VA State House 25 Steve Landes Republican 100%
VA State House 39 Vivian Watts Democratic 11%
VA State House 65 Lee Ware, Jr. Republican 100%
VA State Senate 13 Richard Hayden Black Republican 100%
VA State Senate 15 Frank Ruff, Jr. Republican 100%
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. 100%
Viola Osborne Baskerville 100%
William Welden Bennett, Jr. 100%
L. Karen Darner 0%
Vivian Earl Dickinson 100%
Allen Wayne Dudley 100%
Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. 100%
Stephen Martin 100%
Kevin Grey Miller 100%
Thomas Warren Moss, Jr. 0%
Samuel Nixon, Jr. 90%
Harry Parrish 80%
William Peters Robinson, Jr. 45%
Terrie Suit 100%
John Harvey Tate, Jr. 80%
Alfred Victor Thomas 100%
William Wampler, Jr. 73%
John Watkins 64%
Donald Williams 9%

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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