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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2008 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 Jr Jeff Flake Republican 93%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
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 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 7%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 21%
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 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 7%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 93%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 7%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 93%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 7%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 7%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 79%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 21%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 93%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 93%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 93%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 21%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 93%
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%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 7%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 93%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 93%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 43%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe 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 9 Al Green Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway 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 7%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
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 7%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 93%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 29%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 93%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 93%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 71%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 43%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%

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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