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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Edmond Spencer Abraham 92%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 92%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 42%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 92%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 92%
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%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 8%
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%
Ed Bryant 92%
Conrad Burns 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Robert Byrd 0%
Herbert Callahan 92%
Chris Cannon 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
William Clay, Sr. 0%
Eva Clayton 0%
Robert Clement 75%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Gary Condit 42%
Kent Conrad 0%
John Cooksey 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
William Coyne 0%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 0%
Julian Dixon 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Robert Franks 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%
Bart Gordon 75%
Slade Gorton 92%
Porter Goss 67%
Rodney Grams 100%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Tony Hall 0%
James Hansen 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 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%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 0%
Stephen Horn 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 17%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Asa Hutchinson 100%
Kay Hutchison 92%
Henry Hyde 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 0%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 92%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Sue Kelly 75%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 100%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 92%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Steven Kuykendall 17%
Jon Kyl 92%
John LaFalce 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 0%
Stephen Largent 92%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Rick Lazio 25%
James Leach 0%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 92%
Joe Lieberman 0%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 33%
William Luther 0%
James Maloney 0%
Don Manzullo 92%
Frank Mascara 92%
Robert Matsui 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Bill McCollum 83%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Dan Miller 67%
Zell Bryan Miller 92%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 0%
John Moakley 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Constance Morella 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 92%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 100%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 92%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Doug Ose 17%
Major Owens 0%

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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