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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
Betty Sutton 18%
John Tanner 55%
Ellen Tauscher 9%
Gene Taylor 55%
Lee Terry 73%
Todd Tiahrt 82%
John Tierney 9%
Ed Towns 18%
Mark Udall 18%
George Voinovich 36%
Zach Wamp 73%
Diane Watson 9%
Mel Watt 9%
Henry Waxman 9%
Anthony Weiner 18%
Robert Wexler 9%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 55%
Frank Wolf 55%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 18%
Bill Young 73%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. 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%
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%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 9%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 18%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 18%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 73%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 18%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 9%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 18%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 9%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 55%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 18%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 18%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 9%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 18%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 18%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 9%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 9%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 18%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 18%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 18%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 18%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 18%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 9%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 18%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 18%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 18%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 18%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 18%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 9%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 18%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 18%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 36%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 18%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 18%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 18%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 18%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 9%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 64%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 36%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 18%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 82%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 82%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 82%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 91%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 55%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 73%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 82%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 82%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 91%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 82%

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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