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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2014 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 79%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%
AK Governor Sean Parnell Republican 100%
AK Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell Republican 93%
AK State Senate J Hollis French II Democratic 21%
AK Mayor At-Large Dan Sullivan 86%
AK Assembly Member 1 Kelly Wolf 79%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 93%
AL Governor Robert Bentley Republican 93%
AL Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey Republican 93%
AL State House 46 Paul DeMarco Republican 93%
AL State House 62 John Merrill Republican 93%
AL State Senate 17 Scott Beason Republican 100%
AL Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn Republican 79%
AL Public Service Commissioner Jeremy Oden Republican 93%
AZ State House 25 Justin Pierce Republican 93%
AZ State Senate 23 Michele Reagan Republican 93%
AZ Attorney General Tom Horne Republican 93%
AZ Secretary of State Ken Bennett Republican 93%
AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal Republican 64%
AZ Treasurer Doug Ducey Republican 86%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 93%
CA Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. Democratic 36%
CA Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Democratic 7%
CA State Assembly 33 Tim Donnelly Republican 93%
CA State Assembly 53 John Pérez Democratic 21%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 93%
CA State Senate 7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 8 Leland Yee Democratic 7%
CA State Senate 20 Alex Padilla Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Kamala Harris Democratic 7%
CA Controller John Chiang Democratic 0%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 7%
CA Mayor At-Large Ashley Swearengin 0%
CA Council Member At-Large Wendy Leece 0%
CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Democratic 7%
CA Mayor Pro Tempore At-Large Andrew Blount 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO Secretary of State Scott Gessler Republican 93%
CT State House 52 Penny Bacchiochi Republican 93%
CT State Senate 28 John McKinney Republican 7%
CT Councilor At-Large Heather Somers Republican 79%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 93%
FL State House 94 Perry Thurston, Jr. Democratic 7%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 7%
HI Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Democratic 0%
HI State Senate 16 David Ige Democratic 64%
HI State Senate 23 Clayton Hee Democratic 43%
IA Governor Terry Branstad Republican 93%
IA State House 61 Anesa Kajtazovic Democratic 21%
IA State House 91 Mark Lofgren Republican 93%
IA State House 99 Pat Murphy Democratic 21%
IA State Senate 12 Joni Ernst Republican 93%
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican 93%
IA Secretary of State Matt Schultz Republican 93%
IA Director of the Department of Public Health Mariannette Miller-Meeks 86%
IA Supervisor 2 David Young 86%
IA Council Member 2 Monica Vernon Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican 93%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 93%
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 100%
KS State Senate 35 Clark Shultz Republican 93%
KS Secretary of State Kris Kobach Republican 93%
MA Attorney General Martha Coakley Democratic 36%
MA Council Member At-Large Leland Cheung 0%
MA Treasurer and Reciever General Steve Grossman Democratic 7%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 34B Kurt Zellers Republican 100%
MN State House 46B Steve Simon Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MN State House 56A Pam Myhra Republican 93%
MN State Senate 18 Scott Newman Republican 93%
MN State Senate 39 Karin Housley Republican 0%
MN Commissioner 6 Rhonda Sivarajah 86%
MN Commissioner 7 Jeff Johnson Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 93%
MS State Senate 42 Chris McDaniel Republican 93%
MT State Senate 19 Matt Rosendale Republican 93%
MT State Senate 27 Elsie Arntzen Republican 93%
NH Governor Margaret Wood Hassan Democratic 21%
NH Alderman At-Large Diane Sheehan 0%
NH Executive Council 4 Christopher Pappas Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 93%
NJ State Assembly 15 Bonnie Watson Coleman Democratic 7%
NJ State Senate 5 Donald Norcross Democratic 7%
NJ State Senate 14 Linda Greenstein Democratic 7%
NV Governor Brian Sandoval Republican 93%
NV State Assembly 9 Andrew Martin Democratic 21%
NV State Assembly 28 Lucy Flores Democratic 36%
NV State Senate 6 Mark Hutchison Republican 93%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 93%
NY State Assembly 101 Claudia Tenney Republican, Conservative, Independence 93%
NY State Senate 3 Lee Zeldin Republican 93%
NY Legislator 1 Kevan Abrahams Democratic 7%
OK Corporation Commission Chairman Patrice Douglas Republican 86%
RI State House 22 Frank Ferri Democratic 64%
RI Secretary of State Ralph Mollis Democratic 0%
RI Mayor At-Large Allan Fung 93%
RI Mayor At-Large Dan McKee 0%
RI Treasurer Frank Caprio Democratic 0%
RI Treasurer Gina Raimondo Democratic 0%
SC Governor Nikki Haley Republican 100%
SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr. Republican 93%
SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican 93%
SD State House 1 Susan Wismer Democratic 71%
SD State House 19 Stace Nelson Republican 93%
SD State Senate 29 Larry Rhoden Republican 93%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 79%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 93%
TN Governor Bill Haslam Republican 43%
TN State House 48 Joe Carr Republican 93%
TN State Senate 14 Jim Tracy Republican 93%
TN Commissioner 1 George Flinn, Jr. 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 93%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 93%
VA State House 47 Patrick Hope Democratic 7%
VA State Senate 30 Adam Ebbin Democratic 7%
VA Mayor At-Large Bill Euille 0%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 79%
WA State Senate 13 Janéa Holmquist Newbry Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 93%
WI Governor Scott Walker Republican 100%
WI State Assembly 1 Garey Bies Republican 93%
WI State Assembly 19 Jon Richards Democratic 7%
WI State Assembly 60 Duey Stroebel Republican 93%
WI State Senate 9 Joseph Leibham Republican 93%
WI State Senate 20 Glenn Grothman Republican 93%
WI State Senate 21 John Lehman Democratic 21%
WY Governor Matt Mead Republican 93%
WY State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill Republican 86%
WY Treasurer Mark Gordon Republican 57%
Matt Adamczyk 86%
Brian Adams 86%
Jim Adams 86%
Akinyemi Agbede 0%
Christian Agnew 0%
Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero 0%
Richard Aguirre 0%
Elwin Ahu 0%
Duke Aiona, Jr. 50%
Roy Allmond 57%
John Anderson 0%
Mark Anderson 0%
Merrill Anderson 0%
Peter Anderson 0%
Sharon Anderson 0%
Staci Appel 36%
Cort Arlint 86%
Keith Arnold 0%
Mike Assad 86%
Charlie Baker 0%
Jillian Balow 57%
Robert Banuelos 0%
Jonathan Barbee 0%
Mike Barkley 0%
Kevin Bass 0%
Bob Beauprez 79%
Chip Beeker, Jr. 0%
Aimee Belgard 0%
Estakio Beltran 86%
Mike Benoit 86%
Don Berwick 7%
Don Beyer, Jr. 0%
Tammy Blair 0%
Bruce Blakeman 0%
Ken Block 36%
Rod Blum 86%

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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