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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
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic D
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican A
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican A+
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican A++
MO State Senate 12 Dan Hegeman Republican A
MO Council Member Zone 3 Mike Schilling D
MO Commissioner 2 Roseann Bentley Republican A
MO Commissioner At-Large John Griesheimer A+
MO Commissioner Eastern Luann Ridgeway A++
MO State Board of Education Charles Shields A-
Mark Abel A-
Todd Akin A++
Bill Alter A++
Ron Auer F
Gracia Yancey Backer A
Lana Ladd Baker D
Charlie Ballard A+
Rex Barnett A+
Joan Barry A-
Linda Bartelsmeyer A+
Matt Bartle C
Jon Bennett A+
Judith Berkstresser B
Lanie Black III C
Matthew Blunt A-
Matt Boatright A+
Dennis James Bonner A+
Bill Boucher B
Joan Bray F
Gary Burton A+
Marsha Campbell F
Norma Champion A+
Rich Chrismer A+
Connie Cierpiot A+
Robert Morrison Clayton III C-
Larry Crawford A+
Wayne Crump A++
Dahlman Davis B
Dorathea Davis D-
Rita Heard Days F
Jonathan Dolan A+
Patrick Dougherty F
T. Mark Elliott A++
Catherine Enz A+
Brent Evans A+
Ted Farnen A
Rodger Fitzwater C
James Michael Foley A
Louis Ford A
Bill Foster A+
Richard Franklin B+
James Froelker A+
Sam Gaskill A+
Steve Gaw A++
Thomas George D+
Michael Gibbons B
Charles Graham D
James Graham A+
William Gratz A+
Timothy Green D
Charles Gross A+
Mary Hagan-Harrell F
Mark Hampton A-
Timothy Cochran Harlan F
Edwin Hartzler A
Carl Hendrickson D
John Hickey D+
Robert Hilgemann F
Martin Hohulin A+
Roy Holand C
Katherine Hollingsworth B+
Thomas Hoppe C
William Craig Hosmer B
Ted Clint House A++
James Howerton A+
Sidney Johnson A-
Mary Kasten A+
Patrick Kelley A++
Glenda Kelly D
Harry Kennedy C+
William Patrick Kenney A+
Jerry King A-
Don Kissell B
David Klarich A++
David Klindt A
Don Koller A
Jim Kreider A++
Scott Lakin D
Maurice Lawson A
Sam Dean Leake A
Kenneth Legan A+
David Levin A-
topher A. Liese A+
William Carl Linton A
Don Lograsso A++
Beth Long A+
John William Loudon A+
William Luetkenhaus A++
Gary Marble A+
Joseph Maxwell A++
Brian May F
Carol Jean Mays B+
Jerry McBride A+
Emmy Lou McClelland F
Ryan McKenna A-
Steve Paul McLuckie F
Ronnie Miller A
Ralph Monaco II B+
Jim Murphy C
Dana Murray D
Peter Myers, Jr. A-
Patrick Naeger A+
Charles Nordwald A+
Patrick O'Connor B
Cindy Ostmann A
James O'Toole D
Francis Overschmidt A+
Kelly Parker A
Jewell Patek A
Fredrick Pouche A+
Chuck Pryor A
Chuck Purgason A
Bill Ransdall A+
Michael Reid A
Annie Reinhart A+
Randall Relford B
David Lawrence Reynolds D
Mark Richardson A+
Henry Rizzo B+
Estel Boyd Robirds A++
Larry Rohrbach A
Carson Ross A++
Mary Lou Sallee A+
May Scheve B
John Durbin Schneider C
David Schwab A+
Delbert Scott A+
Patricia Secrest A+
James Seigfreid A
Harold Selby A-
O.L. Shelton C
Betty Sims B
Marvin Singleton A+
Bill Skaggs F
Philip Smith A
Danny Staples A
Sarah Steelman A-
Stephen Stoll A
Donald William Summers A+
Chuck Surface A+
Betty Thompson D
Merrill Townley A+
Joseph Treadway A+
Charles Quincy Troupe A+
Bill Tudor C-
Tim Van Zandt F
Carl Vogel B+
Morris Westfall B
Gary Wiggins A-
Harry Wiggins B
Deleta Williams F
Marilyn Taylor Williams A-
Vicky Riback Wilson F
Mark Wright 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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