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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic D
CT State House 3 Minnie Gonzalez Democratic C
CT State House 18 Andy Fleischmann Democratic D-
CT State House 33 Joseph Serra Democratic D
CT State House 48 Linda Orange Democratic A-
CT State House 69 Art O'Neill Republican A+
CT State House 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican B
CT State House 76 John Piscopo Republican A+
CT State House 82 Buddy Altobello, Jr. Democratic A-
CT State House 85 Mary Mushinsky Democratic D
CT State House 92 Patricia Dillon Democratic D
CT State House 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic D-
CT State House 111 John Frey Republican A+
CT State House 114 Themis Klarides Republican B
CT State House 115 Stephen Dargan Democratic A+
CT State House 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic A+
CT State Senate 1 John Fonfara Democratic F
CT State Senate 6 Terry Gerratana Democratic C
CT State Senate 7 John Kissel Republican A+
CT State Senate 9 Paul Doyle Democratic B
CT State Senate 11 Martin Looney Democratic F
CT State Senate 26 Toni Boucher Republican B-
CT State Senate 35 Anthony Guglielmo Republican A+
CT Attorney General George Jepsen Democratic, Working Families F
CT Secretary of State Denise Merrill Democratic, Working Families F
CT Commissioner of Revenue Kevin Sullivan Democratic F
CT Mayor At-Large Mark Boughton No Party Affiliation A+
CT Mayor At-Large John Harkins Republican A-
CT Mayor At-Large Toni Harp Democratic F
CT Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Peter Nystrom Republican A+
James Abrams C+
Al Adinolfi A-
James Amann A+
William Aniskovich B+
Terrance Backer A+
Nancy Farwell Beals D-
Reginald Beamon A+
Richard Belden A+
G. Kenneth Bernhard C
David Blackwell B
Elizabeth Boukus D
Thomas Bozek B-
Larry Cafero, Jr. A-
David Cappiello A-
Michael Jean Cardin A
Michael Caron A+
Mary Carson B
Annette Wheeler Carter F
Christopher Caruso D-
Michael Christ D
Biagio Ciotto B+
Dennis Cleary A+
Joseph Clemmons, Sr. F
Jacqueline Cocco D-
Thomas Colapietro, Jr. A+
Eric Coleman C-
Raymond Collins A+
Thomas Conway, Sr. A+
Catherine Cook A+
Joe Crisco, Jr. C-
Melody Alena Currey F
Eileen Daily C-
Ann Dandrow A
Jefferson Davis F
Kevin DelGobbo A+
Louis DeLuca A+
Nancy DeMarinis B
Chris Anthony DePino B-
Konstantinos Diamantis A+
Carl Dickman A+
Christopher Donovan F
William Dyson C-
Mary Eberle F
Lou Esposito A+
Ruth Fahrbach A+
Robert Farr D+
Michael Fedele C
Arthur Feltman D
Richard Ferrari A+
Brian Flaherty A+
Patrick Flaherty C-
Steve Fontana D
John Wayne Fox F
Judith Freedman D-
Mary Fritz C-
Thomas Gaffey B-
Robert Genuario D
John Geragosian C-
Demetrios Giannaros D
Sonya Googins B-
Ted Graziani F
Kenneth Green D
Leonard Greene, Sr. A+
George Gunther A+
Gail Hamm F
William Hamzy A+
Mary Handley F
Robert Heagney B
Thomas Herlihy, Jr. A
Barnaby Horton D
Wade Hyslop, Jr. D
Michael Jarjura A+
Stephen Jarmoc A+
Shawn Johnston B+
Robert Keeley, Jr. D
Nancy Kerensky C+
Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey F
Alex Knopp F
Michael Lawlor F
Gary LeBeau D
Moira Lyons C+
John Malone B+
Evelyn Mantilla D
John Martinez D+
David McCluskey D
Brian McDermott A
Anne McDonald D
Mary McGrattan B
John McKinney A+
Peter Metz B
Roger Michele C-
Steve Mikutel A+
Lawrence Miller A+
John Mordasky A+
Sandy Nafis D
Vickie Orsini Nardello D
Ernest Newton II D
William Nickerson F
Gary Orefice C-
James O'Rourke III F
Peter Panaroni, Jr. C-
Walter Pawelkiewicz D
Alvin Penn B-
Melodie Peters F
Claudia Powers C
Edith Prague C-
F. Prelli A+
David Pudlin D
Theodore Raczka D
T.R. Rowe A+
Richard Roy A-
John Ryan A-
Sammy Samowitz D
Ronald San Angelo A+
Pam Sawyer A+
Peggy Sayers A
Angelina Scarpetti A+
Howard Scipio D-
David Scribner A
Patricia Shea B
Winthrop Smith, Jr. A+
Stephen Somma A-
Cameron Staples D+
Andrea Stillman D
Christopher Stone D
John Stone, Jr. A+
Jessie Stratton D-
John Stripp A+
Kathleen Tallarita B
Anthony Tercyak A-
John Thompson F
Vincent Tonucci A+
Christel Truglia D-
Richard Tulisano A+
Cathy Tymniak B+
Peter Villano D-
Lewis Wallace, Jr. D
Robert Ward A+
Julia Wasserman C-
Pat Widlitz C-
Donald Williams, Jr. F
Lenny Winkler 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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