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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2013 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 90%
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 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
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%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble 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%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 90%
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%
John Boehner 90%
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%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
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%

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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