Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2008 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
IA Governor Kim Reynolds Republican A
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan Republican A
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl Republican A+
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck Republican A
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson Democratic C+
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter Democratic F
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic F
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson Democratic D
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe Republican A
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley Republican A+
IA State House - 78 Jarad Klein Republican A
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher Democratic F
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon Democratic C
IA State House - 88 David Kerr Republican B-
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler Democratic D
IA State House - 92 Ross Paustian Republican A
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen Democratic C-
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun Republican A
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney Republican D
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor Democratic D
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam Democratic A
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen A+
IA Supervisor - 2 Jeremy Taylor Republican A
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz B
IA Supervisor - At-Large Ron Fedler D
IA Supervisor - At-Large Michael Hadley A
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck Republican A-
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn Democratic D
IA State Board of Education Mike May A
Dwayne Alons A+
Richard Anderson B+
Rich Arnold A+
McKinley Bailey A
David Barnett A
Clel Baudler A+
Chris Bearden A
Jerry Behn A
Paul Bell C
Scott Belt A
Deborah Berry C-
Rick Bertrand A
Mark Brandenburg A
Polly Bukta D-
Royd Chambers A+
Joe Childers F
Swati Dandekar C
Mark Davitt C
Dick Dearden A
Betty De Boef A+
James Demichelis, Jr. D
Larry Disney A
Jack Drake A+
Wayne Ford F
Greg Forristall A
Eugene Fraise A-
Marcella Frevert B-
Mary Gaskill D
Elesha Gayman A
Linda Greenlee A
Michael Gronstal A+
Carlin Hageman B
Chris Hagenow A
Jim Hahn A
David Heaton A
Lisa Heddens C
Jarret Heil F
Erik Helland A
Dena Himes C
Lance Horbach A+
Robert Howard A
Tim Hoy B
Howard Hubbard A
John Hulsizer, Jr. C-
Daniel Huseman A+
Geri Huser A
Jane Jech F
Jamie Johnson A
Tim Kapucian C-
Jeff Kaufmann A+
Steve Kettering C
John Kibbie A
Kevin Koester A
Vicki Lensing C-
Michael Littzen A-
Austin Lorenzen A
Steven Lukan A
Kevin McCarthy A+
Paul McKinley A
Dave McLaughlin C
Dolores Mertz A+
Helen Miller D
Linda Miller B-
Vic Mokricky A
Jeff Mosiman F
Pat Murphy D
Christopher Nelson F
Emma Nemecek A
Donovan Olson B
Steven Olson A
Matt Pfaltzgraf B
State Office Name Party Rating
IA Governor Kim Reynolds R A
IA State House - 11 Gary Worthan R A
IA State House - 17 Matt Windschitl R A+
IA State House - 24 Cecil Dolecheck R A
IA State House - 31 Rick Olson D C+
IA State House - 34 Bruce Hunter D F
IA State House - 35 Ako Abdul-Samad D F
IA State House - 41 Jo Oldson D D
IA State House - 49 Dave Deyoe R A
IA State House - 50 Patrick Grassley R A+
IA State House - 78 Jarad Klein R A
IA State House - 86 Mary Mascher D F
IA State House - 87 Dennis Cohoon D C
IA State House - 88 David Kerr R B-
IA State House - 90 Cindy Winckler D D
IA State House - 92 Ross Paustian R A
IA State Senate - 18 Janet Petersen D C-
IA State Senate - 20 Brad Zaun R A
IA State Senate - 25 Annette Sweeney R D
IA State Senate - 35 Todd Taylor D D
IA State Senate - 45 Jim Lykam D A
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen A+
IA Supervisor - 2 Jeremy Taylor R A
IA Supervisor - At-Large Merlin Bartz B
IA Supervisor - At-Large Ron Fedler D
IA Supervisor - At-Large Michael Hadley A
IA Supervisor - At-Large Shawn Hamerlinck R A-
IA Supervisor - At-Large Mark Kuhn D D
IA State Board of Education Mike May A
Dwayne Alons A+
Richard Anderson B+
Rich Arnold A+
McKinley Bailey A
David Barnett A
Clel Baudler A+
Chris Bearden A
Jerry Behn A
Paul Bell C
Scott Belt A
Deborah Berry C-
Rick Bertrand A
Mark Brandenburg A
Polly Bukta D-
Royd Chambers A+
Joe Childers F
Swati Dandekar C
Mark Davitt C
Dick Dearden A
Betty De Boef A+
James Demichelis, Jr. D
Larry Disney A
Jack Drake A+
Wayne Ford F
Greg Forristall A
Eugene Fraise A-
Marcella Frevert B-
Mary Gaskill D
Elesha Gayman A
Linda Greenlee A
Michael Gronstal A+
Carlin Hageman B
Chris Hagenow A
Jim Hahn A
David Heaton A
Lisa Heddens C
Jarret Heil F
Erik Helland A
Dena Himes C
Lance Horbach A+
Robert Howard A
Tim Hoy B
Howard Hubbard A
John Hulsizer, Jr. C-
Daniel Huseman A+
Geri Huser A
Jane Jech F
Jamie Johnson A
Tim Kapucian C-
Jeff Kaufmann A+
Steve Kettering C
John Kibbie A
Kevin Koester A
Vicki Lensing C-
Michael Littzen A-
Austin Lorenzen A
Steven Lukan A
Kevin McCarthy A+
Paul McKinley A
Dave McLaughlin C
Dolores Mertz A+
Helen Miller D
Linda Miller B-
Vic Mokricky A
Jeff Mosiman F
Pat Murphy D
Christopher Nelson F
Emma Nemecek A
Donovan Olson B
Steven Olson A
Matt Pfaltzgraf B
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