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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Brian Baird 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 0%
Douglas Bereuter 17%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 25%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 0%
Mary Bono Mack 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 0%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 92%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Ed Bryant 92%
Conrad Burns 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
John Cooksey 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 42%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 42%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
Julian Dixon 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 42%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
William Frist 92%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 17%
Sam Gejdenson 0%
George Gekas 92%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 100%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 92%
Porter Goss 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
Rodney Grams 100%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 92%
James Greenwood 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 92%
Robert Hayes 100%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 100%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 92%
Baron Hill 92%
Van Hilleary 92%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 92%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 92%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Nancy Johnson 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 92%

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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