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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
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 33%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 4%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 12%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 96%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 66%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 40%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 12%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
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 Timothy Johnson Democratic 44%
SD U.S. Senate Jr 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 4 Ralph Hall Republican 7%
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%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 18%
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 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 59%
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 4 Doc Hastings Republican 5%
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%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 11%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 74%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 9%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 4%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
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%

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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