Search Form
Now choose a category »

Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2012 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 92%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 83%
MT U.S. Senate Jr John Walsh Democratic 58%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 92%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 92%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 67%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 92%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 92%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 92%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 92%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 42%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 92%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 92%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 92%
AR U.S. House 4 Tom Cotton Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 92%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 92%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 92%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 58%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 92%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 92%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 92%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 92%
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 92%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 92%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 8%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 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.

Skip to top
Back to top