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Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1990-2014 Brady Gun Violence Lap Dog Rating: Gun Lobby Independence

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 60
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 40
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 80
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 80
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 40
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 80
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 60
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 80
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 80
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 80
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 60
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 40
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 60
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 60
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 60
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 80
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 40
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 80
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 80
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 60
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 80
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 60
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 20
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 40
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 40
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 20
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 80
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 60
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 40
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 60
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 80
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 80
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 80
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 80
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 60
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 80
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 80
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 80
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 80
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 80
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 40
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 80
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 80
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 80
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 80
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 40
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 40
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 60
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 60
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 60
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 80
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 80
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 40
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 80
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 100
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 80
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 80
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 80
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 80
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 80
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 80
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 40
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 60
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 80
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 60
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 80
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 80
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 80
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 80
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 80
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 60
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 100
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 40
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 60
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 100
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 80
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 80
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 40
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 60
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 60
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 40
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 100
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 20
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100

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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