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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 9%
John Adler 18%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 18%
Todd Akin 91%
Rodney Alexander 91%
Jason Altmire 82%
Rob Andrews 18%
Michael Arcuri 27%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Brian Baird 27%
J. Gresham Barrett 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 18%
Bob Bennett 73%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 9%
Marion Berry 55%
Judy Biggert 82%
Brian Bilbray 91%
Jeff Bingaman 18%
Kit Bond 91%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 55%
Dan Boren 82%
Leonard Boswell 55%
Rick Boucher 64%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 82%
Scott Brown 73%
Ginny Brown-Waite 91%
Jim Bunning 91%
Roland Burris 18%
Dan Burton 91%
Steve Buyer 91%
Robert Byrd 18%
Eric Cantor 82%
Dennis Cardoza 36%
Russ Carnahan 45%
Christopher Carney 64%
Mike Castle 18%
Ben Chandler III 36%
Travis Childers 91%
Kent Conrad 18%
Jerry Costello 55%
Artur Davis 27%
Geoff Davis 91%
Lincoln Davis 55%
Bill Delahunt 9%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
Norm Dicks 18%
Chris Dodd 18%
Byron Dorgan 18%
Thelma Drake 91%
David Dreier 82%
Chet Edwards 36%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Brad Ellsworth 73%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
John Ensign 91%
Bob Etheridge 18%
Russ Feingold 9%
Bob Filner 9%
Barney Frank 9%
Elton Gallegly 82%
Gabrielle Giffords 27%
Charlie Gonzalez 18%
Bart Gordon 73%
Judd Gregg 55%
John Hall 18%
Debbie Halvorson 91%
Phil Hare 18%
Jane Harman 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 91%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 36%
Baron Hill 73%
Maurice Hinchey 27%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 64%
Thomas Holden 36%
Kay Hutchison 91%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
Daniel Inouye 18%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 18%
Tim Johnson 91%
Steve Kagen 36%
Paul Kanjorski 36%
Ted Kaufman 18%
Patrick Kennedy 9%
Dale Kildee 18%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 18%
Mary Jo Kilroy 18%
Larry Kissell 64%
Ron Klein 18%
Joseph Knollenberg 82%
Herb Kohl 9%
Suzanne Kosmas 18%
Dennis Kucinich 9%
Jon Kyl 73%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Frank Lautenberg 9%
Chris Lee 91%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Joe Lieberman 18%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 82%
Dick Lugar 18%
Dan Lungren 73%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Don Manzullo 91%
Jim Marshall 73%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 9%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
Brad Miller 9%
Harry Mitchell 55%
Alan Mollohan 45%
Dennis Moore 18%
Patrick Murphy 9%
Sue Myrick 91%
Ben Nelson 55%
Jim Oberstar 27%
Dave Obey 18%
John Olver 9%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 36%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 18%
Todd Platts 91%
Earl Pomeroy 36%
George Radanovich 82%
Denny Rehberg 91%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Laura Richardson 18%
Ciro Rodriguez 36%
Mike Ross 64%
Steve Rothman 9%
Ken Salazar 73%
Jean Schmidt 91%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 9%
John Shadegg 82%
Heath Shuler 55%
Ike Skelton 55%
Olympia Snowe 18%
Vic Snyder 18%
Hilda Solis 9%
Mark Souder 91%
Zack Space 55%
Arlen Specter 36%
John Spratt, Jr. 18%
Pete Stark 18%
Cliff Stearns 82%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sullivan 82%
Betty Sutton 18%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 9%
Gene Taylor 55%
Todd Tiahrt 82%
Ed Towns 18%
George Voinovich 36%
Zach Wamp 73%
Diane Watson 9%
Mel Watt 9%
Anthony Weiner 18%
Robert Wexler 9%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 55%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 18%
Bill Young 73%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 36%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 55%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 27%

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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