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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2002 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 93%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Jeff Flake Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 8%
IL Board Member At-Large David Phelps 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 93%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 69%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 69%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 54%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 46%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 93%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 8%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 62%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 69%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 8%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 23%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Todd Akin 93%
Rodney Alexander 93%
Wayne Allard 93%
Rob Andrews 8%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 54%
Richard Hugh Baker 93%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 23%
Cass Ballenger 93%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Charlie Bass 93%
Max Baucus 69%
Bob Beauprez 93%
Douglas Bereuter 31%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 54%
Joe Biden, Jr. 8%
Judy Biggert 93%
Michael Bilirakis 93%
Sherwood Boehlert 31%
John Boehner 93%
Henry Bonilla 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 93%
Mary Bono Mack 69%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Corrine Brown 8%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 93%
Max Burns 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Dave Camp 93%
Chris Cannon 100%
Eric Cantor 93%
Lois Capps 8%
Dennis Cardoza 23%
Jean Carnahan 8%
Brad Carson 93%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 8%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Chris Chocola 93%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 23%
Howard Coble 93%

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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