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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

2003 Lifetime Score

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 11%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 13%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 6%
Brian Baird 66%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 5%
Charlie Bass 20%
Max Baucus 38%
Evan Bayh 77%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Chris Bell 0%
Bob Bennett 10%
Douglas Bereuter 45%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 95%
Marion Berry 55%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 52%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 26%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
Kit Bond 4%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 33%
Rick Boucher 10%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 15%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Brad Carson 25%
Julia Carson 66%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 10%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 50%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Michael Collins 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 21%
Kent Conrad 66%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 25%
Christopher Cox 10%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 16%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 10%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
Thomas Davis III 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 20%
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 53%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 19%
Calvin Dooley 94%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 90%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 5%
Jennifer Dunn 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 77%
Chet Edwards 55%
Vern Ehlers 25%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 10%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 66%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 6%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 75%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
Mark Foley 30%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 30%
Harold Ford, Jr. 77%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
William Frist 13%
Jonas Frost III 65%
Elton Gallegly 25%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Jim Gibbons 11%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Paul Gillmor 5%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 35%
Porter Goss 26%
Daniel Graham 85%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 11%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 26%
James Greenwood 73%
Judd Gregg 10%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva 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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