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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
ME State House 71 Tom Winsor Republican A
ME State House 143 Stephen Stanley Democratic A
ME State House 144 Roger Sherman Republican A-
ME State Senate 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican A+
ME State Senate 34 Ron Collins Republican A
ME Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Democratic A+
ME Commissioner 1 Beverly Daggett A+
ME Commissioner 3 Laura Sanborn B+
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Perry Democratic B
I. Joel Abromson B
Mary Black Andrews B+
Martha Bagley A-
Christina Baker D
Irvin Belanger A
Richard Bennett A+
Donald Berry, Sr. A
Randall Berry C
Brian Bolduc B-
Gerald Bouffard ?
David Bowles A
Joseph Brooks C-
Joseph Bruno A
Bruce Bryant B+
John Buck A
Thomas Bull D
Randall Bumps A
Roderick Carr A
Mary Cathcart B
Howard Chick A
Nancy Chizmar A-
Joseph Clark A
Harold Clough A
Patrick Colwell A
William Cote A
Scott Cowger C-
Robert A. Daigle A
Gerald Davis B+
Mabel Desmond D
Neria Douglass C
Benjamin Dudley F
Edward Dugay A
Richard Duncan B
Robert Duplessie A
David Etnier D
Norman Ferguson, Jr. A+
Charles Fisher A
Clifton Foster A
Elaine Fuller C
Rosita Gagne-Friel A
Barry Gillis A
Kevin Glynn A
Jill Murdoch Goldthwait F
Albion Goodwin A
Walter Gooley A
Bonnie Raye Green D
Theodore Heidrich A
Kenneth Honey A
Patricia Jacobs A-
Arlan Jodrey A
Sumner Jones, Jr. A
Thomas Kane D
Susan Kasprzak A+
Marjorie Kilkelly A+
Carol Kontos A-
Janice LaBrecque A
Lloyd LaFountain III C
Charles LaVerdiere A
David Lemoine C-
Susan Walsh Longley C
Glenys Lovett A
Jay MacDougall A+
David Madore B
Richard Mailhot C
Zachary E Matthews A
Arthur Mayo III A+
John McDonough A
Monica McGlocklin A
Linda Rogers McKee D
Terrence McKenney B+
Deborah Kaler McNeil B+
Stavros Mendros A
Mike Michaud A+
S. Peter Mills A
Betty Lou Mitchell B+
Charles Mitchell D
Eleanor Murphy B+
Thomas Murphy, Jr. B+
Christopher Muse F
Richard Nass A
John Nutting VII C
Robert Nutting A
Julie O'Brien B+
Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien D+
William O'Gara D
Christopher O'Neil A-
Judith Peavey A
Peggy Pendleton A
Royce Perkins A+
William Pinkham A
Edward Povich A+
Michael Quint D
Anne Rand D-
Shirley Richard A-
Earl Richardson A
John Richardson D+
Richard Rosen B+
Richard Ruhlin A+
William Savage A+
Michael Saxl C+
William Schneider A
Thomas Shields A
James Skoglund D+
Mary Small A-
Lois Snowe-Mello A
Robert Stanwood A-
Vaughn Stedman A-
Nancy Sullivan C-
Paul Leo Tessier D
David Tobin A
James Tobin, Jr. A+
Richard Tracy A
A. David Trahan A
Russell Treadwell B+
Sharon Treat D
John Tuttle, Jr. A+
Joanne Twomey F
Ronald Usher A
Paul Volenik D
G. Paul Waterhouse A+
Elizabeth Watson D
Carol Weston A
Edgar Wheeler A
Gary Wheeler A+
Daniel Williams D

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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