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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 25%
Gary Ackerman 50%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 75%
Rodney Alexander 50%
Wayne Allard 100%
George Allen 100%
Thomas Allen 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Spencer Bachus 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
J. Gresham Barrett 75%
John Barrow 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 75%
Charlie Bass 50%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 0%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Beauprez 50%
Bob Bennett 100%
Shelley Berkley 25%
Howard Berman 25%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Tim Bishop 25%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
Kit Bond 100%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 75%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 50%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 50%
Jim Bunning 100%
Conrad Burns 100%
Dan Burton 75%
Steve Buyer 50%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 50%
Chris Cannon 75%
Eric Cantor 50%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
Russ Carnahan 25%
Julia Carson 25%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 0%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 50%
Chris Chocola 50%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Howard Coble 75%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Norm Coleman 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 100%
Robert Cramer 25%
Barbara Cubin 75%
Randall Cunningham 50%
Artur Davis 50%
Geoff Davis 75%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 75%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 25%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 75%
Norm Dicks 25%
John Dingell 75%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 75%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 50%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 25%
Terry Everett 50%
Tom Feeney 75%
Russ Feingold 0%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 25%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 25%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 75%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Phil Gingrey 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 75%
Bart Gordon 50%
Mark Green 50%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 50%
Tom Harkin 0%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
Doc Hastings 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Rush Holt, Jr. 25%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 50%
Timothy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 75%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
Jack Kingston 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
Mary Landrieu 0%
Tom Lantos 25%
Tom Latham 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 50%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 50%
Don Manzullo 75%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 25%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 50%
Buck McKeon 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 25%
Michael McNulty 25%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Mike Michaud 75%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
Gary Miller 50%
George Miller 25%

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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