Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

2003 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 7%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 6%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 14%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 88%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 6%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 88%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 13%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 26%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 20%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 9%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 10%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 75%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 93%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 4%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 10%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 92%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 21%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 55%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 95%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 11%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 40%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 80%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 71%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 66%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 10%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 53%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 18%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 50%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 50%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 92%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 71%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 13%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 5%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 10%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 5%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 33%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 10%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 66%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 26%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 4%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 86%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 30%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 47%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 66%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 10%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 55%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 30%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 15%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 80%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 7%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 77%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Chris Bell 0%
Bob Bennett 10%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 52%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Kit Bond 4%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 10%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
John Breaux 23%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 90%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Brad Carson 25%
Julia Carson 66%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Michael Collins 6%
Kent Conrad 66%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 10%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 16%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 10%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 0%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
Calvin Dooley 94%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
John Edwards 77%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Mark Foley 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 77%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 13%
Jonas Frost III 65%
Elton Gallegly 25%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 5%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
Bart Gordon 35%
Porter Goss 26%
Daniel Graham 85%
Mark Green 11%
James Greenwood 73%
Judd Gregg 10%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Robert Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 10%
Joel Hefley 10%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 44%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 26%
Ernest Hollings 47%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 10%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 35%
Kenny Hulshof 11%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Henry Hyde 50%
Daniel Inouye 71%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 6%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Christopher John 22%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Tim Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 20%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 30%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 20%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 6%
Ray LaHood 10%
Nicholas Lampson 33%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 20%
James Leach 90%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 9%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 6%
William Lipinski 85%
Trent Lott, Sr. 4%
Ken Lucas 22%
Dick Lugar 52%
Denise Majette 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 90%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 6%
Scott McInnis 6%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 88%
Brad Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 50%
Alan Mollohan 10%
Dennis Moore 88%
Jack Murtha 15%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 10%
Robert William Ney 10%
Don Nickles 4%
Anne Northup 33%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 16%
Jim Oberstar 25%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Thomas William Osborne 25%
Doug Ose 66%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 35%
Ron Paul 22%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 11%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 6%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 33%
Jack Quinn 73%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 61%
Ralph Regula 35%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 44%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 33%
Rick Santorum 6%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 65%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 20%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 30%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 25%
Ike Skelton 15%
Gordon Smith 14%
Nick Smith 33%
Olympia Snowe 13%
Vic Snyder 88%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 14%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Pete Stark 90%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 30%
Ted Stevens 4%
Ted Strickland 18%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 5%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 5%
Gene Taylor 5%
Craig Thomas 6%
William Thomas 15%
Todd Tiahrt 20%
Ed Towns 95%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 33%
George Voinovich 55%
James Walsh 42%
Zach Wamp 30%
John Warner 52%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 93%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 40%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 55%

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