Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2013 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AL State Senate-35 Bill Hightower R 92%
FL U.S. House-13 David Jolly R 71%
GA State House-21 Scot Turner R 92%
GA State House-71 David Stover R 92%
GA State Senate-11 Dean Burke R 67%
IL U.S. House-13 Rodney Davis R 86%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 86%
KY State House-52 Ken Upchurch R 92%
KY State House-56 James Kay D 83%
LA State House-79 Julie Stokes R 92%
MN State House-14A Tama Theis R 83%
NJ Governor Chris Christie R 42%
NJ State Assembly-13 Amy Handlin R 42%
NJ State Assembly-13 Declan O'Scanlon, Jr. R 92%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 92%
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 100%
SC State House-115 Peter McCoy, Jr. R 92%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 100%
VA Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam D 17%
VA State House-6 Jeffrey Campbell R 83%
VA State House-15 Todd Gilbert R 100%
VA State House-16 Les Adams R 92%
VA State House-28 William Howell R 92%
VA State House-33 Dave LaRock R 92%
VA State House-54 Bobby Orrock, Sr. R 0%
VA State House-85 Scott Taylor R 92%
VA State Senate-16 Rosalyn Dance D 17%
VA Attorney General Mark Herring D 17%
Jim Barton, Jr. 92%
Stephen Boracchia 92%
Curtis Bostic 92%
Allison Bowler 92%
Kenneth Bowman 92%
Gary Byler 92%
Aneesh Chopra 0%
Lyen Crews 0%
Thomas Crymes 92%
Dustin Curtis 67%
Joanne Dorsher 0%
Craig Ennis 67%
Justin Fairfax 17%
Michael Farbo, Jr. 58%
Michael Firsching 0%
Ben Frasier 92%
David Hale, Jr. 71%
Erika Harold 0%
Jonathan Hoffman 92%
Algie Howell, Jr. 17%
Mike Keown 58%
Jeff King 92%
John Kuhn 92%
Brian Laurens 92%
Joe May 33%
Ray Nash 92%
Andrew Patrick 92%
Shawn Pinkston 92%
Mark Prince 92%
Allen Quist 92%
Harvey Shearer 100%
Beverly Sherwood 92%
Alex Sink 14%
Robert Turner IV 92%
Edna Walsh 92%
T. Waters 33%
Jack Weaver 67%

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