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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

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

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican A-
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican A+
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican C-
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican A
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic F-
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic F-
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic F-
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic F
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican A
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican A-
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic F-
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican A-
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican A-
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican F-
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican C
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic C-
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican A
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican A
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican A+
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic F-
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic F-
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican A
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican A+
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican A
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic D
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic F
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican A
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic F-
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic F-
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican B
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican A+
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic F-
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican A-
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican A
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican A+
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican A
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic F
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic F
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic F
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican B
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican A
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican A
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican A
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican A
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican A
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic F
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican A-
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican A
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican A-
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic C
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic F-
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican A
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican A
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic F-
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican A
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic F
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican A
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic F
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic F
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic F
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican A
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic F
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic F
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic D-
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican A
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican A
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican B
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican A
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic F
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic F
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican A
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic F
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican A
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic F
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican A
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican A
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican A
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican A
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic F
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic F-
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic F
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican A
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican A
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican A
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican A
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic F
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic F
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic F
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic F
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic F
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican A
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican A-
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican A
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic F
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican B
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican A
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic D
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican A
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican A
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic F
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican A
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican A
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican A-
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic F-
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic F
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic F-
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic F
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican A-
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic F
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican B-
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican A
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic C-
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican A
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic F-
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic F
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican A
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican A
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican A+
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican A+
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic B
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic F
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican A
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic F
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic F
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican A
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican A
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican A
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican B
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic F
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic F
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic F
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic F-
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican A
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic F
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic F-
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic D
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican B
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican A
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican B
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican A
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic F
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican A
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican A
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican A
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic F
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican A
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican A
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican A
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican A
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican A
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican A
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican B
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican A
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic F
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican B
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican A
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican A
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican A
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican A-
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic F
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic F
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic F
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic F
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican A
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic F
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic F
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic F-
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic F
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic D-
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican A
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican A
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican A
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican A
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican B
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican A
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican A
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic F
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican B
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic D
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic F
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic F

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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