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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1987-1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 9%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 9%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
Max Baucus 37%
Evan Bayh 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 12%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 53%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 27%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 7%
Kit Bond 5%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 13%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 60%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 29%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 95%
Herbert Callahan 14%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 17%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Julia Carson 67%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
Robert Clement 56%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 5%
Michael Collins 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 17%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
John Cooksey 40%
Jerry Costello 19%
Christopher Cox 14%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 14%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 17%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 79%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 30%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 62%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 55%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 6%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 16%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 14%
Byron Dorgan 64%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 83%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
Jennifer Dunn 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 14%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 17%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 78%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 17%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 60%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 15%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 31%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 94%
Jim Gibbons 20%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 38%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 89%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
Mark Green 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
James Greenwood 82%
Judd Gregg 11%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 13%
Tony Hall 88%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 17%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 5%
Robert Hayes 20%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 17%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 9%
Maurice Hinchey 73%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
David Lee Hobson 14%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 18%
Thomas Holden 27%
Ernest Hollings 42%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%

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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