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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
William Coyne 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Calvin Dooley 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
John Ganske 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
William Luther 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
James Maloney 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
Karen McCarthy 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
Constance Morella 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
Robert Byrd 95%
Paul Wellstone 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 94%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 94%
Nancy Johnson 94%
James Leach 94%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 94%
William Lipinski 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
Marge Roukema 94%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 93%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 93%
Donald Payne 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 91%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 91%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 91%
Mel Watt 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
Daniel Graham 89%
Joe Lieberman 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
Sherwood Boehlert 88%
Tony Hall 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
Michael McNulty 87%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 87%
Evan Bayh 86%
Wayne Gilchrest 86%
Blanche Lincoln 86%
Timothy Roemer 86%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 84%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 83%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
James Greenwood 82%
Stephen Horn 82%
Earl Pomeroy 82%
Brian Baird 80%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 80%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Harold Ford, Jr. 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Doug Ose 80%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 80%
David Wu 80%
Thomas Daschle 79%
Russ Feingold 78%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 75%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 75%
John Moakley 75%
Jim Saxton 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 74%
Maurice Hinchey 73%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 73%
Jack Quinn 73%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 71%
George Voinovich 71%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%

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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