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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2005 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 75%
James Ramstad 0%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
Ralph Regula 25%
Denny Rehberg 50%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 75%
Mike Ross 25%
Steve Rothman 25%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 50%
Jim Ryun 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 25%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 50%
Ken Salazar 0%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 50%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 25%
John Schwarz 50%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 25%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 25%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 25%
Donald Sherwood 50%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 75%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75%
Ike Skelton 50%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 25%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
Gordon Smith 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 50%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Vic Snyder 50%
Mike Sodrel 50%
Hilda Solis 25%
Mark Souder 50%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
Pete Stark 25%
Cliff Stearns 75%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sullivan 50%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 50%
James Talent 100%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 25%
Charles Taylor 50%
Gene Taylor 75%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 50%
Craig Thomas 100%
William Thomas 50%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 50%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 75%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 25%
Ed Towns 25%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 25%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 25%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 50%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 75%
John Warner 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 25%
Diane Watson 25%
Mel Watt 25%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 25%
Anthony Weiner 25%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 50%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 50%
Robert Wexler 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 75%
Heather Wilson 75%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 0%
Lynn Woolsey 25%
David Wu 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
Albert Wynn 25%
Bill Young 25%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 75%

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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