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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2004 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Thomas Allen 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%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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%
Julia Carson 0%
Edward Case 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%
Thomas Daschle 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%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 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%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
William Jefferson 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
Tom Lantos 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
Denise Majette 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
Robert Matsui 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 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%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski 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%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 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%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel 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%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer 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%
Robert Wexler 0%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Evan Bayh 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Russ Feingold 17%
Michael Ferguson 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
Nancy Johnson 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
James Ramstad 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
George Voinovich 17%
Byron Dorgan 25%
James Leach 25%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 25%
Chet Edwards 33%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 33%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Harold Ford, Jr. 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Judd Gregg 42%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 42%
Henry Hyde 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
Brian Baird 58%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 58%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 58%
Jim Oberstar 58%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 58%
Bill Young 58%
Marion Berry 67%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 67%
Artur Davis 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 67%
Ron Paul 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 67%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
Bart Stupak 67%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Elton Gallegly 75%

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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