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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2002 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Wayne Allard 92%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Spencer Bachus 92%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 17%
Cass Ballenger 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Max Baucus 67%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 92%
Michael Bilirakis 92%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 92%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Leonard Boswell 92%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 92%
Henry Brown, Jr. 92%
Ginny Brown-Waite 92%
Max Burns 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Dave Camp 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 92%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Jean Carnahan 0%
Brad Carson 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Chris Chocola 92%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Howard Coble 92%
Norm Coleman 92%
Michael Collins 92%
Larry Combest 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 100%
Philip Crane 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 42%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 100%
Elizabeth Dole 92%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 92%
Calvin Dooley 0%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 92%
Jennifer Dunn 67%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 92%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Ernest Fletcher 92%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 92%
John Ganske 42%
George Gekas 100%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 92%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Phil Gingrey 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 83%
Mark Green 92%
James Greenwood 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Charles Hagel 92%
Ralph Hall 92%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Doc Hastings 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Baron Hill 92%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 83%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 92%
Henry Hyde 67%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Janklow 92%
William Jefferson 17%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 92%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 75%
Mark Kennedy 100%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 92%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
James Kolbe 83%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Mary Landrieu 33%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 92%
Steve LaTourette 92%
James Leach 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 92%
John Linder 92%
William Lipinski 0%
Ken Lucas 92%
William Luther 0%
James Maloney 0%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 92%
Jim Matheson 75%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
Scott McInnis 92%
Mike McIntyre 92%
Buck McKeon 92%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 92%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Constance Morella 0%
Jack Murtha 100%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 100%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 67%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 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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