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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Candidate Ratings on Gun Rights [09/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman F-
Sandy Adams A
Doug Aden A
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican A
John Adler F
Michael Agosta A
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander A
Michael Alonso C
Jason Altmire C
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican A
John Anderson A
Larry Andre A
Rob Andrews F
Sharron Angle A
Ted Ankrum D
Michael Arcuri C
PA State Senate 29 Dave Argall Republican A
Steve Austria A
Joe Baca, Sr. D
Michele Bachmann A
Spencer Bachus A
A.G. Baddley A
Tim Bagwell D
Buck Bailey A
Stephen Bailey A
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
Jon Barela A
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican A
William Barnes D-
John Barrow B
Roscoe Bartlett A+
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican A
Charlie Bass B
Floyd Bayne A
Melissa Bean F
Paul Beaudry A
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic F
Jerry Beck B-
NY Legislator 6 Fran Becker, Jr. Republican B
Mike Beitler A
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican A
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic F-
Mike Benoit A
Rick Berg A
Randy Bergquist A
Shelley Berkley F
Howard Berman F-
Tom Berry A-
Dianne Berryhill A-
Mike Berryhill, Sr. A
Tim Besco D
Russell Best B
Sean Bielat A
Judy Biggert A
Brian Bilbray A
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican A
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican A+
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic C-
Tim Bishop F
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican A
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican A
Jeffrey Blevins A
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic F-
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic F-
Stanley Blumenthal F
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican A
John Boccieri D
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican A
Jo Bonner, Jr. A
Mary Bono Mack C
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican A+
Dan Boren A-
Leonard Boswell D-
Rick Boucher C
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican A
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic F-
Peter Boyce A
Allen Boyd, Jr. D
Scott Bradley A
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican A
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic F-
Bruce Braley F
Bobby Bright B
Robert Broadus B
Pat Brock A
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican A
Paul Broun A+
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic F
Bruce Brown A
Scott Bruun A
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican A
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican A
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican A
Joe Budd B-
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican A
Tim Burns A
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican A+
Dan Burton A
George Burton A
Francine Busby F
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic F
Lee Byberg B
Richard Cadle C
Sam Caligiuri A
PA Mayor At-Large John Callahan F
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican A
Dave Camp A
TX State Senate 25 Donna Campbell Republican A
John Campbell III A
Terry Campbell F
Francisco Canseco A
Eric Cantor A
Joe Cantrell, Jr. D-
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican B
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic F
Dennis Cardoza D-
Russ Carnahan F
Robin Carnahan F
Christopher Carney C
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic F
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican A
Liz Carter A
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican A-
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic F
Cam Cavasso A
Lon Cecil B
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican A
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican A+
Don Chamberlain A
Ben Chandler III C
Travis Childers B-
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic F
Tarryl Clark F
Hansen Clarke F
Lloyd Clarke A
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic F-
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic F-
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic F
Gary Clift A
Doug Cloud A
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic F
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican C
Joe Cobb A
Howard Coble A
Thomas Coburn A+
Ken Cody F
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican A
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic F
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican A
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican A
Russ Conger C
Bill Conner D-
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic F
Janet Contreras A
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic F
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic D-
Peter Corrigan A
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic D-
Jerry Costello D
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic F
Greg Cowan A
Kevin Craig A
GA State Senate 28 Mike Crane Republican A
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican A-
Chip Cravaack A
Harry Crawford, Jr. A
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican A-
Tim Crawford A
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican A
Michael Crimmins A
Bill Crook C
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic F-
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic D
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican A
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
Clint Curtis B-
Bill Cushing A
Kathy Dahlkemper C
Ted Danz, Jr. A
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic F
Geoff Davis A
Lincoln Davis B-
Richard Davis A
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic F
Eric Deaton A
Dan Debicella D
Bernie DeCastro A
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic D-
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic F-
Matt De Heus B-
Paul Dekker A
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic F
Gerry Dembrowski A
James DeMint A+
Randy Demmer A
Joel Demos A
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican A

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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