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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2008 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
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%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Mike Castle 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II 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%
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%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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%
Bob Filner 0%
Barney Frank 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
John Hall 0%
Phil Hare 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 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%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
Ron Klein 0%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
Frank Lautenberg 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%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch 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%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 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%
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%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
Laura Richardson 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%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes 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%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
Vic Snyder 0%
Hilda Solis 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 0%
Betty Sutton 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%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas 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%
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%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 8%
Melissa Bean 17%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25%
Gabrielle Giffords 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 25%
Harry Mitchell 25%
Patrick Murphy 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Michael Arcuri 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
Nancy Boyda 42%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 42%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
Artur Davis 42%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 42%
Maurice Hinchey 42%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 42%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 42%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 42%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 42%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 42%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
Brian Baird 67%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
Christopher Carney 67%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
Dan Lungren 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
Robert Tuke 67%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 75%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 75%
Bill Young 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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