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1998 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 79%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 21%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 21%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates Republican 86%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 21%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 21%
CA Supervisor - 4 Dick Monteith 93%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 64%
MA State House - Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 64%
MA State House - Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 7%
MA State House - Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 100%
MA State House - Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 86%
MA State House - Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 7%
MA State House - Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 43%
MA State House - Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 93%
MA State House - Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 7%
MA State House - Sixteenth Middlesex Tom Golden, Jr. Democratic 7%
MA State House - Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 93%
MA State House - Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 64%
MA State House - First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 86%
MA State House - Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 86%
MA State House - Sixth Norfolk Bill Galvin Democratic 93%
MA State House - Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 64%
MA State House - Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 7%
MA State House - Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 7%
MA State House - Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 7%
MA State House - Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 7%
MA State House - Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 7%
MA State House - Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 93%
MA State House - Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 86%
MA State Senate - First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 93%
MA State Senate - Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 7%
MA State Senate - First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 100%
MA State Senate - Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 7%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 7%
MA State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 93%
MA State Senate - First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Michael Cahill 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Joseph Sullivan 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 7%
MA Council Member - At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 7%
MA Councilor - At-Large James Jajuga 7%
Samuel Aanestad 86%
Richard Ackerman 86%
Elaine Alquist 21%
Steven Angelo 21%
Robert Antonioni 100%
Dion Aroner 7%
Roy Ashburn 86%
Steve Charles Baldwin 86%
Jarrett Barrios 71%
James Battin 86%
Scott Baugh 86%
Robert Bernstein 7%
Frederick Berry 7%
John Binienda, Sr. 100%
Thomas Birmingham 7%
Daniel Bosley 21%
Debra Bowen 7%
Marilyn Brewer 86%
Stephen Brewer 93%
Mike Briggs 86%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 64%
Bill Campbell 86%
Christine Canavan 93%
Gale Candaras 7%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Paul Caron 21%
Paul Casey 7%
Evelyn Chesky 21%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 21%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 86%
Carol Cleven 21%
Edward Connolly 7%
Robert Correia 43%
Dave Cox 36%
Geraldine Creedon 7%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 7%
Brian Cresta 93%
James Cunneen 29%
Walter DeFilippi 100%
Vinny deMacedo 86%
Paul Demakis 7%
Brian Dempsey 43%
Richard Dickerson 86%
Salvatore DiMasi 21%
David Donnelly 7%
Carol Donovan 7%
Denise Ducheny 64%
Martha Escutia 21%
James Fagan 64%
Christopher Fallon 7%
Susan Fargo 7%
Robert Fennell 7%
Liz Figueroa 21%
State Office Name Party Rating
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 79%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 21%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 21%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 21%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 21%
CA State Senate - 18 Robert Hertzberg D 21%
CA State Senate - 36 Pat Bates R 86%
CA Mayor - At-Large Darrell Steinberg D 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 21%
CA Supervisor - 3 Sheila Kuehl 21%
CA Supervisor - 4 Dick Monteith 93%
CA Council Member - 1 Gilbert Cedillo 21%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 64%
MA State House - Tenth Bristol William Straus D 64%
MA State House - Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral D 7%
MA State House - Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier R 100%
MA State House - Fourth Essex Bradford Hill R 86%
MA State House - Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis D 7%
MA State House - Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati D 43%
MA State House - Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner D 93%
MA State House - Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan D 7%
MA State House - Sixteenth Middlesex Tom Golden, Jr. D 7%
MA State House - Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. R 93%
MA State House - Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry D 64%
MA State House - First Norfolk Bruce Ayers D 86%
MA State House - Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano D 86%
MA State House - Sixth Norfolk Bill Galvin D 93%
MA State House - Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka D 64%
MA State House - Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers D 7%
MA State House - Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia D 7%
MA State House - Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia D 7%
MA State House - Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan D 7%
MA State House - Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo D 7%
MA State House - Seventh Worcester Paul Frost R 93%
MA State House - Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. D 86%
MA State Senate - First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues D 93%
MA State Senate - Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny D 7%
MA State Senate - First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr R 100%
MA State Senate - Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold D 7%
MA State Senate - Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen D 7%
MA State Senate - First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco D 93%
MA State Senate - First Worcester Harriette Chandler D 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Michael Cahill 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Joseph Sullivan 7%
MA Mayor - At-Large Martin Walsh D 7%
MA Council Member - At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 7%
MA Councilor - At-Large James Jajuga 7%
Samuel Aanestad 86%
Richard Ackerman 86%
Elaine Alquist 21%
Steven Angelo 21%
Robert Antonioni 100%
Dion Aroner 7%
Roy Ashburn 86%
Steve Charles Baldwin 86%
Jarrett Barrios 71%
James Battin 86%
Scott Baugh 86%
Robert Bernstein 7%
Frederick Berry 7%
John Binienda, Sr. 100%
Thomas Birmingham 7%
Daniel Bosley 21%
Debra Bowen 7%
Marilyn Brewer 86%
Stephen Brewer 93%
Mike Briggs 86%
Arthur Broadhurst, Jr. 64%
Bill Campbell 86%
Christine Canavan 93%
Gale Candaras 7%
Dennis Cardoza 21%
Paul Caron 21%
Paul Casey 7%
Evelyn Chesky 21%
Vincent Paul Ciampa 21%
Edward Clancy, Jr. 86%
Carol Cleven 21%
Edward Connolly 7%
Robert Correia 43%
Dave Cox 36%
Geraldine Creedon 7%
Robert Creedon, Jr. 7%
Brian Cresta 93%
James Cunneen 29%
Walter DeFilippi 100%
Vinny deMacedo 86%
Paul Demakis 7%
Brian Dempsey 43%
Richard Dickerson 86%
Salvatore DiMasi 21%
David Donnelly 7%
Carol Donovan 7%
Denise Ducheny 64%
Martha Escutia 21%
James Fagan 64%
Christopher Fallon 7%
Susan Fargo 7%
Robert Fennell 7%
Liz Figueroa 21%
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