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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 73%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 36%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 64%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 82%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 36%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 45%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 82%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 9%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 91%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 27%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 18%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 73%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 18%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 36%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 18%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 82%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 91%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 55%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 9%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 73%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 82%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 9%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 73%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 73%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 91%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 9%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 18%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 82%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 82%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 55%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 91%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 18%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 91%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 91%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 9%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 18%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 55%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 82%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 91%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 18%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 9%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 91%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 82%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 9%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 18%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 55%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 82%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Janet Kay Hagan Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 91%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 82%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 91%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 73%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 82%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 18%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 45%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 18%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 91%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 73%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%

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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