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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 25%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
Jane Harman 25%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 100%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 75%
Joel Hefley 75%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 75%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 50%
Maurice Hinchey 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 25%
Kenny Hulshof 75%
Duncan Hunter 75%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 25%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
William Jefferson 75%
James Merrill Jeffords 0%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 25%
Nancy Johnson 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 75%
Tim Johnson 50%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Ric Keller 75%
Sue Kelly 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 0%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 25%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 75%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
Herb Kohl 0%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 25%
John Kuhl, Jr. 50%
Jon Kyl 100%
Ray LaHood 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 25%
Tom Lantos 25%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
James Leach 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 25%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
Ron Lewis 75%
Joe Lieberman 0%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 25%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 50%
Dick Lugar 0%
Dan Lungren 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 25%
Connie Mack IV 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 25%
Don Manzullo 75%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 25%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 100%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 50%
James McCrery III 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 75%
John McHugh 50%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 25%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 50%
Michael McNulty 25%
Martin Meehan 25%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 25%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 75%
Brad Miller 25%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 25%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 75%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 0%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 75%
Sue Myrick 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 25%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 75%
Robert William Ney 75%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 75%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 50%
James Nussle 50%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 67%
John Olver 25%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 75%
Major Owens 25%
Michael Oxley 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 25%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
John Peterson 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 50%
Todd Platts 75%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 50%
Richard Pombo 100%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 75%
Deborah Pryce 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 50%
George Radanovich 50%

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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