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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1991-2009 Lifetime Score (U.S. Senate)

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 18%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 28%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 66%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 12%
Brian Bilbray 55%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Kit Bond 3%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 31%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 81%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 12%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 95%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
William Clay, Sr. 84%
Kent Conrad 62%
Jerry Costello 19%
Artur Davis 12%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 31%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 93%
Byron Dorgan 41%
David Dreier 3%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 27%
Brad Ellsworth 0%
Bill Emerson 6%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Russ Feingold 70%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 96%
Elton Gallegly 18%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 81%
Bart Gordon 25%
Judd Gregg 12%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 36%
Maurice Hinchey 77%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 18%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 9%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
Tim Johnson 9%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 93%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 3%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
George LeMieux 84%
Jerry Lewis 3%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 12%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
Brad Miller 87%
Harry Mitchell 0%
Alan Mollohan 7%
Dennis Moore 81%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Jack Murtha 11%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 7%
Jim Oberstar 23%
Dave Obey 25%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 14%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 96%
Tom Perriello 0%
Todd Platts 18%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
David Pryor 15%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 25%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 63%
Mike Ross 9%
Steve Rothman 93%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 11%
Heath Shuler 0%
Ike Skelton 11%
Olympia Snowe 15%
Vic Snyder 81%
Mark Souder 5%
Zack Space 0%
Arlen Specter 12%
John Spratt, Jr. 62%
Pete Stark 92%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Bart Stupak 27%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 3%
Gene Taylor 3%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
Ed Towns 96%
George Voinovich 45%
Zach Wamp 18%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 93%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 75%
Bill Young 51%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 96%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 87%
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%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 57%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 93%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 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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