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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2006 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0%
Gary Ackerman 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Thomas Allen 0%
Rob Andrews 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
Melissa Bean 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%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
Hillary Clinton 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%
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%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle 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%
Bob Etheridge 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 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%
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%
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%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
Herb Kohl 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%
Joe Lieberman 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 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%
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%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. 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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
John Olver 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%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 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%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz 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%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 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%
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%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz 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%
Albert Wynn 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 8%
Jeff Bingaman 17%
Thomas Davis III 17%
Michael Ferguson 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
Kent Conrad 25%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Dick Lugar 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 25%
James Leach 33%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 33%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 42%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 42%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 42%
James Ramstad 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 42%
Dan Lungren 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Mary Bono Mack 58%
Jim Oberstar 58%
Brian Baird 67%
Brian Bilbray 67%
Robert Byrd 67%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Artur Davis 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
Ron Paul 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 67%
Bill Young 67%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
Dave Obey 75%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 75%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
Bart Stupak 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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