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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
Todd Akin 92%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 17%
Cass Ballenger 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 67%
Bob Beauprez 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 92%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 92%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 92%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 67%
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%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 92%
Max Burns 92%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 92%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 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%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Jean Carnahan 0%
Brad Carson 92%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 92%
Mike Castle 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100%
Chris Chocola 92%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 92%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 92%
Norm Coleman 92%
Michael Collins 92%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
Larry Combest 92%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 58%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
Barbara Cubin 100%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 92%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
Randall Cunningham 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 92%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 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%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
Norm Dicks 0%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
David Dreier 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
Philip English 92%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
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%
Tom Feeney 92%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 92%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 42%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 92%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 92%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 92%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 92%
Mark Green 92%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 92%
James Greenwood 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 92%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
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%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%

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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