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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%
Max Baucus 20%
Eric Cantor 90%
Mo Cowan 10%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Trey Radel 90%
Mel Watt 10%
Bill Young 60%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 50%
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%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 30%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 30%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0%
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%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 10%
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%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 20%
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%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 10%
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 Gutierrez Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 10%
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%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 50%
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%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 10%
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%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 10%
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. Senate Sr Carl Levin 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 Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 0%
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%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 70%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 14 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%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 30%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 40%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 20%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%

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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