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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
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 90%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 9%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 5%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 88%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 3%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 59%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 66%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 54%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 16%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 62%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 93%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 93%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 6%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 31%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 22%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 9%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Neil Abercrombie 96%
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%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 4%
Brian Baird 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Max Baucus 28%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 66%
Mark Begich 0%
Bob Bennett 9%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 12%
Brian Bilbray 55%
Michael Bilirakis 18%
Jeff Bingaman 65%
Tim Bishop 87%
Kit Bond 3%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 31%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 25%
Rick Boucher 7%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 31%
Bruce Braley 100%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 81%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 12%
Russ Carnahan 83%
Christopher Carney 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 95%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Travis Childers 0%
William Clay, Sr. 84%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
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%
John Dingell 11%
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%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 81%
Bart Gordon 25%
Judd Gregg 12%
Kay Hagan 0%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 7%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 96%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 5%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Baron Hill 36%
Maurice Hinchey 77%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 9%
Thomas Holden 18%
Rush Holt, Jr. 93%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 9%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 44%
Tim Johnson 9%
Steve Kagen 0%
Paul Kanjorski 14%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Dale Kildee 92%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 0%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 93%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 3%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Tom Latham 5%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
George LeMieux 84%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 3%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 16%
Connie Mack IV 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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