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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Tennessee Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TN Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Republican 100%
TN State House 16 Bill Dunn Republican 92%
TN State House 47 Judd Matheny Republican 100%
TN State House 56 Beth Harwell Republican 100%
TN State House 57 Susan Lynn Republican 100%
TN State House 61 Charles Sargent, Jr. Republican 100%
TN State House 63 Glen Casada Republican 100%
TN State House 72 Steve McDaniel Republican 79%
TN State House 73 Jimmy Eldridge Republican 67%
TN State House 84 Joe Towns, Jr. Democratic 85%
TN State Senate 1 Steve Southerland Republican 93%
TN State Senate 3 Rusty Crowe Republican 100%
TN State Senate 5 Randy McNally Republican 100%
TN State Senate 28 Joey Hensley Republican 100%
TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett Republican 100%
TN County Mayor At-Large Tim Burchett 100%
William Baird 87%
Mae Beavers 100%
Harley Earnest Bittle 100%
Stratton Bone, Jr. 100%
Willie Borchert 100%
Dewayne Bunch 100%
Steven Buttry 100%
J. Christopher Clem 100%
Jerome Cochran 80%
Eugene Davidson 100%
David Davis 100%
Dennis Ferguson 100%
David Fowler 86%
George Fraley 100%
Steve Godsey 100%
Jim Hackworth 100%
Doug Jackson 100%
John Litz 80%
Michael McDonald 100%
Don McLeary 67%
Jeff Miller 100%
Jason Mumpower 100%
J. Chris Newton 100%
Gary Odom 92%
Robert Patton 75%
Phillip Pinion 100%
Randy Rinks 100%
Donna Rowland 100%
David Shepard 100%
Paul Stanley 93%
John Tidwell 100%
Michael Turner 93%
James Vincent, Sr. 100%
Raymond Walker 93%
Ben West, Jr. 100%
Bobby Wood 100%
Jamie Woodson 100%

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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