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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1988-2008 Lifetime Score (U.S. House)

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
Gary Ackerman 96%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 4%
Brian Baird 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 3%
Max Baucus 31%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 66%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 11%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 31%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 96%
Judy Biggert 12%
Brian Bilbray 55%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 18%
Jeff Bingaman 62%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 19%
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%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 4%
Kit Bond 3%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 26%
Rick Boucher 7%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 4%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 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 9%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 12%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Mike Castle 95%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 68%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 96%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 16%
Jerry Costello 19%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 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 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Artur Davis 12%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 12%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 11%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
Byron Dorgan 54%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
David Dreier 4%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 3%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 29%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 62%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
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%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
Barney Frank 96%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 64%
Elton Gallegly 18%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 19%
Judd Gregg 14%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
John Hall 100%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 7%
Phil Hare 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 5%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 3%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
Baron Hill 36%
Maurice Hinchey 77%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 60%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 19%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%

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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