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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Justin Alfond F
Henry Beck F
Larry Bliss F
Jessica Feeley F
Stan Gerzofsky F
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic F
Philip Bartlett II D
ME Councilor Ward 4 Anna Blodgett D
Joseph Brannigan D
ME State House 24 Mark Bryant Democratic D
Steven Butterfield II D
Emily Cain D
Margaret Craven D
ME State House 121 Robert Duchesne Democratic D
Robert Eaton D
Jane Eberle D
Seth Goodall D
Adam Goode D
ME State House 13 George Hogan Democratic D
Chuck Kruger D
Wade McLaughlin D
Elizabeth Miller D
Andrew O'Brien D
Ann Peoples D
Donald Pilon D
Charles Priest D
Margaret Rotundo D
Deborah Simpson D
Larry Sirois D
Sara Stevens D
Nancy Sullivan D
Charles Theriault D
Sharon Treat D
Linda Valentino D
David Webster D
Mark Chizmar D+
Edward Mazurek D+
M. Schatz D+
Veronica Magnan C-
John Nutting VII C-
Pamela Hatch C
ME State Senate 8 Kim Rosen Republican C
Michael Beaulieu C+
Douglas Damon C+
Barry Hobbins C+
ME State House 55 Seth Berry Democratic B-
Anne Haskell B-
Michel Lajoie B-
Stephen Lovejoy B-
Elizabeth Mitchell B-
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Perry Democratic B-
Jim Whalen B-
Michael Willette B-
Charles Aaskov B
Bruce Chuluda B
Richard Cleary B
ME State Senate 5 Jim Dill Democratic B
Timothy Driscoll B
L. Gary Knight B
Paul Liebow B
ME State House 136 Richard Malaby Republican B
Gary Plummer B
Mark Richard B
Meredith Strang Burgess B
Bob Winglass B
Gerald Davis B+
Peter Edgecomb B+
Maura Herlihy B+
Jeffrey McCabe B+
ME State House 10 Wayne Parry Republican B+
John Patrick B+
Frederick Wintle B+
Cynthia Bissell A-
Kathleen Chase A-
John Cushing A-
ME State Senate 13 Dana Dow Republican A-
Howard Farr, Jr. A-
William Gombar A-
Troy Haines A-
R. Ryan Harmon A-
ME State House 113 Lance Harvell Republican A-
David Kaler A-
Matt Mattingly A-
Everett McLeod, Sr. A-
Mel Newendyke A-
Kimberly Olsen A-
Joseph Palmieri A-
Daniel Phillips A-
David Richardson A-
Peter Rioux A-
Jacob Stoddard A-
Dianne Tilton A-
Bernard Ayotte A
Lewis Baker A
Adam Barter A
Paul Bennett A
ME State House 114 Russell Black Republican A
Joseph Brooks A
David Burns A
Rick Burns A
John Carson A
Michael Celli A
Jessica Chase Smith A
Herbert Clark A
Tyler Clark A
ME State Senate 34 Ron Collins Republican A
H. David Cotta A
Jonathan Courtney A
Dale Crafts A
ME Commissioner 3 Dean Cray Republican A
Jarrod Crockett A
Philip Curtis A
ME State Senate 10 Andre Cushing III Republican A
ME State Senate 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican A
Daniel Deveau A
ME State Senate 26 Bill Diamond Democratic A
Harold Dowse A
Gregg Drew A
Larry Dunphy A
ME State House 65 Ellie Espling Republican A
Michael Estes A
ME State Board of Education Nichi Farnham No Party Affiliation A
Stacey Fitts A
Joyce Fitzpatrick A
Patrick Flood A
Les Fossel A
Gary Foster A
ME State House 100 Kenneth Fredette Republican A
Traci Gauthier A
Jeffery Gifford A
Ann-Marie Grenier A
ME State House 102 Stacey Guerin Republican A
Brian Hale A
ME State Senate 19 James Hamper Republican A
David Hastings III A
Patrick Hunt A
Zachary Jackman A
ME State Senate 1 Troy Jackson Democratic A
David Johnson A
Peter Johnson A
Joel Kase A
ME State Senate 15 Roger Katz Republican A
Carol Kemmerer A
Dennis Keschl A
ME State Senate 7 Brian Langley Republican A
Michael Lawson A
ME Governor Paul LePage Republican A
Jason Levesque A
James Libby A
William Logan A
Rick Long A
ME State Senate 6 Joyce Maker Republican A
Jeffrey Martin A
Tom Martin, Jr. A
ME State Senate 22 Garrett Mason Republican A
Michael McClellan A
Earle McCormick A
Howard McFadden A
Jonathan McKane A
Mike Michaud A
Scott Milewski A
Brant Miller A
Sawin Millett, Jr. A
Susan Morissette A
Joan Nass A
Robert Nutting A
ME State House 5 Beth O'Connor Republican A
Jim Parker A
Wendy Pelletier A
Debbi Perkins A
ME State House 108 John Picchiotti Republican A
Owen Pickus A
John Piotti A
Debra Plowman A
Benjamin Pratt A
Kerri Prescott A
Geraldine Randall A
Kevin Raye A
Christopher Rector A
Wesley Richardson A
ME Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services Richard Rosen A
Richard Ruhlin A
Helen Sahadi A
Frank Sample III A
ME State House 88 Deborah Sanderson Republican A
ME State Senate 17 Tom Saviello Republican A
Mary Schiavoni A
Dean Scontras A
Robert Sezak A
Michael Shaw A
ME State House 144 Roger Sherman Republican A
ME State House 28 Heather Sirocki Republican A
Lois Snowe-Mello A
Jacque Spofford A
Katrin Teel A
Justin Thacker A
ME State Senate 11 Mike Thibodeau Republican A
Douglas Thomas A
Scott Thomas A
Robert Thompson 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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