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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
John Adler F
Michael Agosta A
Todd Akin A
Rodney Alexander A
Michael Alonso C
Jason Altmire C
John Anderson A
Larry Andre A
Rob Andrews F
Sharron Angle A
Ted Ankrum D
Michael Arcuri C
Steve Austria A
Joe Baca, Sr. D
A.G. Baddley A
Tim Bagwell D
Buck Bailey A
Stephen Bailey A
Jon Barela A
William Barnes D-
Roscoe Bartlett A+
Charlie Bass B
Floyd Bayne A
Melissa Bean F
Paul Beaudry A
Jerry Beck B-
Mike Beitler A
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
Jeffrey Blevins A
Stanley Blumenthal F
John Boccieri D
Jo Bonner, Jr. A
Mary Bono Mack C
Dan Boren A-
Leonard Boswell D-
Rick Boucher C
Peter Boyce A
Allen Boyd, Jr. D
Scott Bradley A
Bobby Bright B
Robert Broadus B
Pat Brock A
Bruce Brown A
Scott Bruun A
Ken Buck A
Joe Budd B-
Tim Burns A
Dan Burton A
George Burton A
Francine Busby F
Lee Byberg B
Richard Cadle C
Sam Caligiuri A
PA Mayor At-Large John Callahan F
Terry Campbell F
Francisco Canseco A
Joe Cantrell, Jr. D-
Dennis Cardoza D-
Russ Carnahan F
Robin Carnahan F
Christopher Carney C
Liz Carter A
Cam Cavasso A
Lon Cecil B
Don Chamberlain A
Ben Chandler III C
Travis Childers B-
Tarryl Clark F
Hansen Clarke F
Lloyd Clarke A
Gary Clift A
Doug Cloud A
Joe Cobb A
Ken Cody F
Russ Conger C
Bill Conner D-
Janet Contreras A
Peter Corrigan A
Jerry Costello D
Greg Cowan A
Kevin Craig A
Chip Cravaack A
Harry Crawford, Jr. A
Tim Crawford A
Michael Crimmins A
Bill Crook C
Clint Curtis B-
Bill Cushing A
Kathy Dahlkemper C
Ted Danz, Jr. A
Geoff Davis A
Lincoln Davis B-
Richard Davis A
Eric Deaton A
Dan Debicella D
Bernie DeCastro A
Matt De Heus B-
Paul Dekker A
Gerry Dembrowski A
James DeMint A+
Randy Demmer A
Joel Demos A
John Dennis A
Mark DeVol A
Norm Dicks F
Charles Djou D
Jeff Doctor F
Chuck Donovan A
David Dotson A
David Dreier B
Steve Driehaus D
Susan Ducey A
Andrew Duck D
Clark Duffe A
Christopher Dwyer A-
Henrietta Dwyer D
Chet Edwards C
Brad Ellsworth D
Jo Ann Emerson A
Cris Ericson A
Bob Etheridge F
John Faulk, Sr. A
Phil Fedele F
Russ Feingold F-
Mike Fellows A
Bob Filner F-
Carly Fiorina A
Lee Fisher F
Scott Folkens A
Clint Foster A
Pat Foster C-
Barney Frank F-
Merlin Froyd D
Matt Furman A
Elton Gallegly A
Robert Garrard A
Ted Gerrard A
Raymond Giangrasso A-
Alexi Giannoulias F
Gabrielle Giffords D
David Gill D
Joel Gill A
Gregory Gilman A
Dale Glading A
Dave Glissmeyer F
James Golden D
Kenny Golden A
Jon Golnik A
Charlie Gonzalez F
Edward Gonzalez C
Adam Goodman A-
Ronald Graeser A
Jim Graham A
Mark Grannis A
Richard Grayson F
Alvin Greene F
Jeff Gregory C-
Frank Guinta A
Bill Gunn, Jr. A
David Hall A
John Hall F
Melissa Haluszczak A
Debbie Halvorson D
Robyn Hamlin A
Tim Hampton, Jr. A
Loren Hanks B
Keith Hanson A
Phil Hare F
David Harlow F
Jane Harman F-
David Harmer A
Karen Harrington B
Curtis Harris A
Gerald Hashimoto A-
Charles Hatchett D-
Isaac Hayes B
Randall Hayes B
Nan Hayworth A
Mark Heacock F
William Hedrick F
John Heiderscheit A
Rick Hellberg A-
Wally Herger, Jr. A
Lois Herr F
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin B-

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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