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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%
Rob Andrews 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
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%
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%
Jean Carnahan 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
James Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
Bill Delahunt 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
Calvin Dooley 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
Lane Evans 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
James Leach 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
William Lipinski 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
William Luther 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
James Maloney 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Carrie Meek 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
Constance Morella 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
John Olver 0%
Major Owens 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
Donald Payne 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
Steve Rothman 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
Paul Wellstone 0%
Robert Wexler 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 17%
Dennis Cardoza 17%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 17%
Bob Etheridge 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
William Jefferson 17%
Nancy Johnson 17%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
John Warner 17%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
James Greenwood 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Doug Ose 25%
Jack Quinn 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 33%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
Thomas Davis III 42%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 42%
John Ganske 42%
Deborah Pryce 42%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Brian Baird 50%
Marion Berry 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
Bill Young 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 58%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 58%
Max Baucus 67%
Mary Bono Mack 67%

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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