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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2003 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican A
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic C
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic F-
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican A-
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican A-
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican B-
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic F-
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican D
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic F-
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent F
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic F
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic F
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic D
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican A-
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic F
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic C
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic F
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican B-
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic D
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican A
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican B
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic F
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican B
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic A-
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican A
Gary Ackerman F-
Daniel Akaka, Sr. F
Todd Akin A
Wayne Allard B
George Allen C
Thomas Allen F
Rob Andrews F-
Joe Baca, Sr. C
Brian Baird D
Richard Hugh Baker A-
Frank Ballance, Jr. D-
Cass Ballenger A-
J. Gresham Barrett A
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Charlie Bass C
Max Baucus F
Evan Bayh F
Bob Beauprez C-
Chris Bell C
Bob Bennett D
Douglas Bereuter F
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F-
Marion Berry F
Judy Biggert C-
Michael Bilirakis B
Jeff Bingaman F
Sherwood Boehlert F
Kit Bond C
Henry Bonilla A-
Mary Bono Mack D
Leonard Boswell C-
Rick Boucher B
Allen Boyd, Jr. C
John Breaux F
Henry Brown, Jr. A-
Jim Bunning B
Conrad Burns B
Max Burns A
Dan Burton A
Steve Buyer A-
Robert Byrd F
Ben Campbell B-
Chris Cannon A
Dennis Cardoza C
Brad Carson B
Julia Carson F-
Mike Castle F-
Chris Chocola A
Hillary Clinton F-
Norm Coleman B
Michael Collins A
Larry Combest A
Kent Conrad F
Jerry Costello C
Christopher Cox B-
Larry Craig B
Robert Cramer B
Philip Crane A
Barbara Cubin A
Randall Cunningham A-
Thomas Daschle F
James Davis F
Jo Ann Davis A-
Thomas Davis III D
Bill Delahunt F-
Thomas DeLay A
James DeMint A
Peter Deutsch F-
Lincoln Diaz-Balart F
Norm Dicks F-
Chris Dodd F-
Elizabeth Dole D
Pete Domenici, Jr. D
Calvin Dooley F
John Doolittle A
Byron Dorgan F
David Dreier B-
Jennifer Dunn B-
Chet Edwards F
Vern Ehlers D-
Jo Ann Emerson A-
Philip English C
John Ensign B
Bob Etheridge F
Lane Evans F-
Terry Everett A
Tom Feeney A
Russ Feingold F
Michael Ferguson F
Bob Filner F-
Peter Fitzgerald F
Ernest Fletcher A-
Mark Foley C-
Harold Ford, Jr. F-
Vito Fossella, Jr. C
Barney Frank F-
William Frist D
Jonas Frost III F
Elton Gallegly C
Richard Andrew Gephardt F-
Jim Gibbons B
Wayne Gilchrest F
Paul Gillmor C
Charlie Gonzalez F-
Virgil Goode, Jr. A
Bart Gordon B
Porter Goss C-
Daniel Graham F-
Mark Green B-
James Greenwood D
Judd Gregg C-
Gilbert Gutknecht B-
Jane Harman F-
Katherine Harris C
Melissa Hart B
J. Dennis Hastert C-
Robert Hayes A-
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. A-
Joel Hefley A+
Wally Herger, Jr. A-
Baron Hill C
Maurice Hinchey F
David Lee Hobson C
Pete Hoekstra B-
Thomas Holden C
Ernest Hollings F
Darlene Hooley F
John Nathan Hostettler A+
Amory Houghton, Jr. D
Kenny Hulshof A-
Duncan Hunter A-
Kay Hutchison B-
Henry Hyde C-
Daniel Inouye F
Ernest Istook, Jr. A
Jesse Jackson, Jr. F-
William Janklow A-
William Jefferson F
James Merrill Jeffords D-
William Lewis Jenkins A-
Christopher John C
Nancy Johnson F-
Tim Johnson B
Paul Kanjorski C
Ric Keller A
Sue Kelly C
Edward Kennedy, Sr. F-
Mark Kennedy A-
Patrick Kennedy F-
Dale Kildee F
Carolyn Kilpatrick F-
Gerald Kleczka F-
Joseph Knollenberg A-
Herb Kohl F
James Kolbe C-
Dennis Kucinich F-
Jon Kyl C
Ray LaHood B-
Nicholas Lampson C
Tom Lantos F-
Steve LaTourette C
Frank Lautenberg F-
James Leach F
Jerry Lewis A-
Ron Lewis A
Joe Lieberman F
Blanche Lincoln F
John Linder B-
William Lipinski F-
Trent Lott, Sr. C-
Dick Lugar F
Don Manzullo A
Robert Matsui F-

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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