Representative Marsha Blackburn's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Marsha Blackburn
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 7
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Chuck; 2 Children: Mary, Chad
Birth Date: 06/06/1952
Birth Place: Laurel, MS
Home City: Brentwood, TN
Religion: Presbyterian
Credo Amouzouvik

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Jacob Brimm

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Dan Cramer

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Lenny Ladner

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Guns

2014 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 93% 2013 Gun Owners of America - Positions 90% 2012 Gun Owners of America - Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress [12/2012] 83% 2012 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress 2nd Session 100% 2012 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 92% 2011 Gun Owners of America - Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress, First Session 75% 2010 Gun Owners of America - Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010] 82% 2010 Gun Owners of America - Congressional Candidate Ratings on Gun Rights [09/2010] A 2010 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights A 2009 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights A- 2008 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 92% 2007 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights A- 2006 Gun Owners of America - Positions 100% 2006 National Rifle Association - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 92% 2005 Gun Owners of America - Positions 50% 2004 National Rifle Association - Lifetime Score 92% 2003-2004 Gun Owners of America - Positions 90% 2003 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score 0% 2003 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - Positions 0% 2003 Gun Owners of America - Positions 90% 2003 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights A 2002 National Rifle Association - Lifetime Score 92% 1998 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights 0% 1991-2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score (U.S. Senate) 0% 1988-2008 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Lifetime Score (U.S. House) 0%

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