Here’s how the NRA rated Wisconsin’s lawmakers

The New York Times put together an interactive map to showcase the grades assigned to members of Congress by the National Rifle Association. The NRA assigns a letter grade (A through F) based on a lawmaker’s voting record (or a questionnaire, if there’s no voting record to examine).

Here’s how Wisconsin’s legislators stacked up, by grades and 2012 campaign contributions:

House of Representatives

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-1st District: A ($2,000 campaign contribution)

Rep.-elect Mark Pocan, D-2nd District: F (no campaign contribution)

Rep. Ron Kind, D-3rd District: A ($3,000 campaign contribution)

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-4th District: F (no campaign contribution)

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-5th District: A ($2,000 campaign contribution)

Rep. Tom Petri, R-6th District: A ($1,000 campaign contribution)

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-7th District: A ($8,450 campaign contribution)

Rep. Reid Ribble, R-8th District: A ($4,000 campaign contribution)


Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.: A ($1,000 campaign contribution)

Sen.-elect Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.: F (no campaign contribution)

In the House, 242 representatives received an A, 30 received a B or C, 146 received an F and 17 were not ranked. In the Senate, 46 lawmakers received an A, 13 received a B or C, 35 received an F and six were not ranked.

What kind of gun policies do you want to see from your legislators? Are you happy with the numbers, or would you like to see a shift one way or another?

About Jessie Opoien

Jessie Opoien joined the Oshkosh Northwestern as a reporter in December 2011. Politics and education issues are her specialties, but she loves to tell a good story regardless of the topic. You can find her on Twitter as @jessieopie.
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