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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2006 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 50%
Gordon Smith 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 100%
Ted Stevens 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 100%
John Sununu 100%
Tom Tancredo 100%
John Tanner 100%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
Gene Taylor 100%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100%
Craig Thomas 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 100%
Todd Tiahrt 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 50%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
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 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
George Voinovich 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 100%
John Warner 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 100%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100%
Robert Wexler 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
Heather Wilson 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 50%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100%

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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