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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2003 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Frank Ballance, Jr. 20%
Cass Ballenger 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 10%
Evan Bayh 10%
Bob Beauprez 40%
Chris Bell 50%
Bob Bennett 30%
Douglas Bereuter 10%
Shelley Berkley 10%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 10%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 70%
Jeff Bingaman 10%
Sherwood Boehlert 10%
Kit Bond 50%
Henry Bonilla 80%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Leonard Boswell 40%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
John Breaux 10%
Henry Brown, Jr. 80%
Jim Bunning 70%
Conrad Burns 70%
Max Burns 90%
Dan Burton 90%
Steve Buyer 80%
Robert Byrd 10%
Dave Camp 60%
Ben Campbell 60%
Chris Cannon 90%
Eric Cantor 60%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Brad Carson 70%
Julia Carson 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Linc Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 90%
Chris Chocola 90%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 90%
Norm Coleman 70%
Michael Collins 90%
Larry Combest 0%
Kent Conrad 10%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 60%
Larry Craig 70%
Robert Cramer 70%
Philip Crane 90%
Barbara Cubin 90%
Randall Cunningham 80%
Thomas Daschle 10%
James Davis 10%
Jo Ann Davis 80%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 0%
Thomas DeLay 90%
James DeMint 90%
Peter Deutsch 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
Norm Dicks 0%
John Dingell 30%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 30%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 10%
John Doolittle 90%
Byron Dorgan 10%
David Dreier 60%
Jennifer Dunn 60%
Chet Edwards 10%
Vern Ehlers 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 70%
Bob Etheridge 10%
Lane Evans 0%
Terry Everett 90%
Tom Feeney 90%
Russ Feingold 10%
Michael Ferguson 10%
Bob Filner 0%
Peter Fitzgerald 10%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 40%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Barney Frank 0%
William Frist 30%
Jonas Frost III 10%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gibbons 70%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 90%
Bart Gordon 70%
Porter Goss 40%
Daniel Graham 0%
Mark Green 60%
James Greenwood 30%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 60%
Charles Hagel 50%
Ralph Hall 90%
Tom Harkin 10%
Jane Harman 0%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 70%
J. Dennis Hastert 40%
Doc Hastings 80%
Robert Hayes 80%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 80%
Joel Hefley 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 80%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 10%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 60%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 10%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Darlene Hooley 10%
John Nathan Hostettler 100%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 30%
Kenny Hulshof 80%
Duncan Hunter 80%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Henry Hyde 40%
Daniel Inouye 10%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
William Janklow 80%
William Jefferson 10%
James Merrill Jeffords 20%
William Lewis Jenkins 80%
Christopher John 50%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 70%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 90%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 80%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 10%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0%
Jack Kingston 90%
Gerald Kleczka 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 80%
Herb Kohl 10%
James Kolbe 40%
Dennis Kucinich 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
Ray LaHood 60%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Mary Landrieu 10%
Tom Lantos 0%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 10%
Carl Levin 10%
Jerry Lewis 80%
Ron Lewis 90%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 10%
John Linder 60%
William Lipinski 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Ken Lucas 70%
Dick Lugar 10%
Don Manzullo 90%
Jim Matheson 50%
Robert Matsui 0%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Karen McCarthy 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 90%
James McCrery III 60%
John McHugh 70%
Scott McInnis 80%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 80%
Michael McNulty 10%
Martin Meehan 0%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Mike Michaud 70%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Gary Miller 80%
George Miller 0%
Brad Miller 10%
Alan Mollohan 80%

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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