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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2013 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 10%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 90%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 90%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 50%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic 30%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 90%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 80%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 70%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 20%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 30%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 70%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 10%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 10%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 90%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 10%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 70%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 30%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 90%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 10%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 70%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 20%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 70%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 20%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 20%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 10%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 12 Keith Rothfus Republican 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 90%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 80%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 80%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 90%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 20%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 70%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 14 Randy Weber Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 80%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 25 Roger Williams Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 10%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 70%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 2 Chris Stewart Republican 90%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 90%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 10%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 70%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 90%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 10%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 30%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 90%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 70%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 20%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 70%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 40%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 10%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 90%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 70%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 90%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 80%
Rodney Alexander 90%
Rob Andrews 10%
Kelly Ayotte 50%
Michele Bachmann 90%
Spencer Bachus 90%
John Barrow 50%
Max Baucus 20%
Mark Begich 30%
Dan Benishek 90%
Kerry Bentivolio 90%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 90%
Barbara Boxer 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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