Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2010 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R A
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R A
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R A
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R A
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R A
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R A
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R A
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R A
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D F
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R A
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R A
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R A
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R A
TX U.S. House-14 Randy Weber R A
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D C
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R A
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D F
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R A
TX U.S. House-20 Joaquin Castro D C
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R A+
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R A
TX U.S. House-23 Pete Gallego D A-
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R A
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R A
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R A-
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D A
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D A
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D F
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R A
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R A+
TX U.S. House-33 Marc Veasey D B+
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D F
TX Governor Rick Perry R A+
TX Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst R A+
TX State House-1 George Lavender R A
TX State House-2 Dan Flynn R A+
TX State House-4 Lance Gooden R A
TX State House-5 Bryan Hughes R A
TX State House-7 David Simpson R A
TX State House-8 Byron Cook R A
TX State House-10 Jim Pitts R A
TX State House-13 Lois Kolkhorst R A
TX State House-16 Brandon Creighton R A
TX State House-17 Tim Kleinschmidt R A
TX State House-18 John Otto R A
TX State House-19 James White R A
TX State House-21 Allan Ritter R A
TX State House-22 Joe Deshotel D A
TX State House-23 Craig Eiland D A-
TX State House-25 Dennis Bonnen R A+
TX State House-28 John Zerwas R A
TX State House-30 Geanie Morrison R A
TX State House-31 Ryan Guillén D A
TX State House-32 Todd Hunter R A
TX State House-34 Abel Herrero D A
TX State House-37 René Oliveira D B-
TX State House-38 Eddie Lucio III D A
TX State House-39 Armando Martinez D A
TX State House-42 Richard Raymond D A
TX State House-45 Jason Isaac R B+
TX State House-46 Dawnna Dukes D F
TX State House-47 Paul Workman R A
TX State House-48 Donna Howard D C
TX State House-49 Elliott Naishtat D F
TX State House-51 Eddie Rodríguez D F
TX State House-52 Larry Gonzales R A
TX State House-53 Harvey Hilderbran R A
TX State House-54 Jimmie Don Aycock R A
TX State House-55 Ralph Sheffield R A
TX State House-56 Doc Anderson R A
TX State House-58 Rob Orr R A
TX State House-60 Jim Keffer R A
TX State House-61 Phil King R A+
TX State House-62 Larry Phillips R A+
TX State House-63 Tan Parker R A
TX State House-64 Myra Crownover R A
TX State House-66 Van Taylor R A
TX State House-71 Susan King R A
TX State House-72 Drew Darby R A
TX State House-73 Doug Miller R A
TX State House-78 Joe Moody D A
TX State House-79 Joe Pickett D A-
TX State House-80 Tracy King D A
TX State House-81 Tryon Lewis R A
TX State House-82 Thomas Craddick R A+
TX State House-84 John Frullo R A
TX State House-86 John Smithee R A
TX State House-87 Four Price IV R A
TX State House-89 Jodie Laubenberg R A
TX State House-90 Lon Burnam D F
TX State House-94 Diane Patrick R A
TX State House-96 Bill Zedler R A
TX State House-99 Charlie Geren R A
TX State House-101 Chris Turner D A-
TX State House-102 Stefani Carter R A
TX State House-103 Rafael Anchía D A-
TX State House-104 Roberto Alonzo D C
TX State House-105 Linda Harper-Brown R A
TX State House-107 Kenneth Sheets R A
TX State House-108 Daniel Branch R A-
TX State House-109 Helen Giddings D C
TX State House-111 Yvonne Davis D F
TX State House-112 Angie Chen Button R A
TX State House-113 Cindy Burkett R A
TX State House-116 Trey Martinez Fischer D B-
TX State House-118 Joe Farias D A
TX State House-120 Ruth Jones McClendon D C-
TX State House-121 Joe Straus R A
TX State House-122 Lyle Larson R A
TX State House-123 Michael Villarreal D A
TX State House-124 José Menéndez D A
TX State House-126 Patricia Harless R A
TX State House-127 Dan Huberty R A
TX State House-128 Wayne Smith R A
TX State House-129 John Davis R A
TX State House-130 Allen Fletcher R A
TX State House-131 Alma Allen D C+
TX State House-132 Bill Callegari R A
TX State House-133 Jim Murphy R A
TX State House-134 Sarah Davis R A
TX State House-135 Gary Elkins R A
TX State House-138 Dwayne Bohac R A
TX State House-139 Sylvester Turner D F
TX State House-141 Senfronia Thompson D C
TX State House-142 Harold Dutton, Jr. D C-
TX State House-143 Ana Hernandez D D
TX State House-146 Borris Miles D F
TX State House-147 Garnet Coleman D F
TX State House-148 Jessica Farrar D F
TX State House-149 Hubert Vo D B
TX State House-150 Debbie Riddle R A+
TX State Senate-1 Kevin Eltife R A
TX State Senate-2 Bob Deuell R A+
TX State Senate-3 Robert Nichols R A
TX State Senate-5 Charles Schwertner R A
TX State Senate-7 Dan Patrick R A
TX State Senate-8 Ken Paxton, Jr. R A
TX State Senate-9 Kelly Hancock R A
TX State Senate-12 Jane Gray Nelson R A+
TX State Senate-13 Rodney Ellis D F
TX State Senate-14 Kirk Watson D B
TX State Senate-15 John Whitmire D A
TX State Senate-17 Joan Huffman R A
TX State Senate-18 Glenn Hegar, Jr. R A+
TX State Senate-19 Carlos Uresti D C+
TX State Senate-22 Brian Birdwell R A
TX State Senate-25 Donna Campbell R A
TX State Senate-28 Charles Perry R A
TX Attorney General Greg Abbott R A+
TX Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples R A
TX Commissioner of the General Land Office Jerry Patterson R A+
TX Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs R A
Jose Aliseda A
Rodney Anderson A
Phillip Andrews A
Ted Ankrum B-
Marva Beck A
Leo Berman A+
Tom Berry A
Tim Besco B
Valinda Bolton C
Abel Bosquez B-
Dick Bowen A
Dick Bowen A
Stephen Broden A
Fred Brown A
Michael Bunch A
Erwin Cain A
Francisco Canseco A
Rebecca Cervera A
Warren Chisum A
Wayne Christian A
Joe Driver A+
Jim Dunnam B-
Neil Durrance A
Chet Edwards A
Rob Eissler A
Kirk England A
John Faulk, Sr. A
Kenneth Franks A
Stephen Frost A+
John Garza B-
Hank Gilbert A-
Veronica Gonzales B
Charlie Gonzalez F
Yvonne González Toureilles A
Richard Hackney A
Mike Hamilton A
Rick Hardcastle A
Will Ford Hartnett A
VaLinda Hathcox C
Joe Heflin A
Fernando Herrera A
Paula Hightower-Pierson A
Scott Hochberg B-
Michael Holdman A
Mark Homer A+
Chuck Hopson A+
Charlie Howard A
Jim Jackson A
Marilyn Jackson A
Pati Jacobs B
T.C. Kincaid, Jr. A
Edmund Kuempel A+
James Landtroop, Jr. A
Ken Legler A
David McQuade Leibowitz A-
Lanham Lyne A
John Mabry, Jr. B-
Jerry Madden A
Barbara Mallory Caraway D
Dee Margo A
Michael Mauldin A
Patrick McGuinness A
Jim McReynolds A
Lainey Melnick D
Robert Miklos A
Sid Miller A
Roy Morales A
Carol Morgan C
Steve Mueller A
Barbara Nash A
Brad Neal A
Dan Neil A
Jack O'Connor A
Steve Ogden B+
Solomon Ortiz, Jr. A
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. A
Ron Paul A-
Aaron Pena, Jr. A+
Gilbert Pena A-
Robert Pruett B-
Chente Quintanilla A
Barbara Ann Radnofsky A-
Silvestre Reyes B+
Ciro Rodriguez A-
Patrick Rose A+
Connie Scott A
Mary Serafine B
Florence Shapiro A
Kathleen Shaw C
Mark Shelton A
Todd Smith A
Burt Solomons A
Sylvia Spivey A
Mark Strama A
Larry Taylor A+
Kristi Thibaut A-
Raul Torres A
Clayton Trotter A
Vicki Truitt A
Bryan Underwood A
Allen Vaught A
Earl Wentworth A+
Bill White B
Gary Wilson, Jr. A-
Beverly Woolley A
Eddie Zamora, Jr. A

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