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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2015 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 70%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 20%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 10%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 70%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 10%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 70%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 10%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 90%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 90%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 10%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 90%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 80%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 80%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 10%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 10%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 10%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters 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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