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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
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 36%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 9%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 18%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 91%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 9%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 18%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 36%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 91%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 18%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 73%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 82%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 36%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 82%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 82%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 91%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 18%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 18%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 82%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 9%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 36%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 18%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 82%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 91%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 18%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 18%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 9%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 73%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 9%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 36%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 91%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 82%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 73%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 91%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 55%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 18%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 64%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 9%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 18%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 18%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 55%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 91%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 55%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 91%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 18%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 82%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 9%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 55%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 18%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 18%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 18%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 91%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 18%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 18%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 55%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 18%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 82%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 18%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 91%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 36%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 91%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 91%
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%

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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