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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2013 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Rodney Alexander 90%
Rob Andrews 10%
Michele Bachmann 90%
Spencer Bachus 90%
John Barrow 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Mark Begich 30%
Kerry Bentivolio 90%
Tim Bishop 0%
Bruce Braley 10%
Paul Broun 100%
Dave Camp 90%
John Campbell III 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Mo Cowan 10%
John Dingell 20%
Joe Garcia 10%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Michael Grimm 90%
Kay Hagan 10%
Ralph Hall 90%
Colleen Hanabusa 0%
Tom Harkin 10%
Doc Hastings 90%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Steven Horsford 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 70%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Jack Kingston 90%
Mary Landrieu 10%
Tom Latham 90%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Dan Maffei 10%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Buck McKeon 70%
Mike Michaud 20%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Alan Nunnelee 90%
Bill Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 70%
Mark Pryor 30%
Trey Radel 90%
Nick Rahall II 40%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Mike Rogers 90%
Jon Runyan 90%
Brad Schneider 10%
Aaron Schock 90%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Carol Shea-Porter 20%
Steve Southerland 90%
Steve Stockman 100%
Lee Terry 90%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 10%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 0%
Frank Wolf 30%
Bill Young 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 10%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 20%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 30%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 10%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 20%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%

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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