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Rating Group: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 0%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Bob Bennett 50%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 100%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
John Breaux 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Herbert Callahan 0%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 0%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
Thomas Davis III 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
Calvin Dooley 100%
John Doolittle 50%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
John Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
Philip English 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 100%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
Mark Green 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
Tony Hall 100%
James Hansen 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%

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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