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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2004 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0%
Todd Akin 92%
Rodney Alexander 92%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Brian Baird 58%
Richard Hugh Baker 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 92%
Roscoe Bartlett 92%
Charlie Bass 92%
Evan Bayh 8%
Bob Beauprez 92%
Bob Bennett 92%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 83%
Michael Bilirakis 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
Kit Bond 92%
Henry Bonilla 92%
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%
Jim Bunning 100%
Max Burns 92%
Dan Burton 92%
Steve Buyer 92%
Chris Cannon 100%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Brad Carson 92%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Ben Chandler III 92%
Chris Chocola 92%
Jerry Costello 92%
Christopher Cox 92%
Robert Cramer 92%
Philip Crane 92%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
Thomas Daschle 0%
Artur Davis 67%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 92%
Lincoln Davis 92%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 92%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
John Doolittle 100%
Byron Dorgan 25%
David Dreier 92%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 92%
Jo Ann Emerson 92%
Philip English 92%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 92%
Tom Feeney 100%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 0%
Mark Foley 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 83%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elton Gallegly 75%
Jim Gibbons 92%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Paul Gillmor 92%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 100%
Bart Gordon 75%
Mark Green 92%
Judd Gregg 42%
Gilbert Gutknecht 92%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 92%
Melissa Hart 92%
J. Dennis Hastert 92%
Robert Hayes 92%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 92%
Joel Hefley 92%
Wally Herger, Jr. 100%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 92%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
David Lee Hobson 92%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 0%
Pete Hoekstra 92%
Thomas Holden 92%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 92%
Kenny Hulshof 92%
Duncan Hunter 100%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 92%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Jefferson 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 92%
Christopher John 100%
Nancy Johnson 17%
Tim Johnson 92%
Paul Kanjorski 92%
Ric Keller 92%
Sue Kelly 83%
Mark Kennedy 92%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 92%
James Kolbe 83%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Ray LaHood 92%
Nicholas Lampson 92%
Tom Lantos 0%
Steve LaTourette 92%
James Leach 25%
Jerry Lewis 92%
Ron Lewis 92%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 92%
Denise Majette 0%
Don Manzullo 92%
Jim Marshall 92%
Robert Matsui 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 92%
James McCrery III 92%
John McHugh 92%
Michael McNulty 0%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Brad Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 0%
Jack Murtha 92%
Marilyn Musgrave 92%
Sue Myrick 92%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 92%
Robert William Ney 100%
Anne Northup 92%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 92%
James Nussle 92%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 92%
Thomas William Osborne 92%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 92%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 92%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 92%
Todd Platts 92%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
Jon Porter, Sr. 92%
Deborah Pryce 67%
George Radanovich 92%
James Ramstad 17%
Ralph Regula 83%
Denny Rehberg 92%
Richard Renzi 92%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 100%
Mike Ross 92%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 92%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 92%
Jim Saxton 75%
John Shadegg 92%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 92%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 92%
Ike Skelton 92%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 92%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Charles Stenholm 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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