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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%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
Edward Case 100%
Mike Castle 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel 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%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 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%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 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%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Denise Majette 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
Major Owens 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%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff 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%
Hilda Solis 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Howard Berman 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 95%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 95%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Ed Towns 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
Calvin Dooley 94%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 94%
Donald Payne 94%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 93%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 93%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 93%
Mel Watt 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 92%
Robert Byrd 90%
Chris Dodd 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
James Leach 90%
Joe Lieberman 90%
Karen McCarthy 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
Pete Stark 90%
Michael McNulty 89%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 88%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 88%
Dennis Moore 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 88%
Vic Snyder 88%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 88%
David Wu 88%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 86%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
Daniel Graham 85%
Nancy Johnson 85%
William Lipinski 85%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 80%
Thomas Daschle 80%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 80%
Maurice Hinchey 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
Evan Bayh 77%
John Edwards 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 77%
Wayne Gilchrest 77%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
James Greenwood 73%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
Jack Quinn 73%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 73%
Daniel Inouye 71%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 71%
John Spratt, Jr. 70%
Brian Baird 66%
Julia Carson 66%
Kent Conrad 66%
Bob Etheridge 66%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 66%

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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