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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2000 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 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 46%
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 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 23%
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 Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 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 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 77%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 93%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
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 Board Member At-Large David Phelps 93%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran 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%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 15%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
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%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 23%
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 23%
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 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 46%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas 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 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 46%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 93%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton 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 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 8%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch 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 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%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 8%
Neil Abercrombie 8%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 93%
Gary Ackerman 8%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 8%
Thomas Allen 8%
Rob Andrews 8%
Richard Armey 100%
John Ashcroft 93%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 93%
Brian Baird 46%
Richard Hugh Baker 100%
Cass Ballenger 93%
James Barcia 100%
Bob Barr, Jr. 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 93%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 8%
Douglas Bereuter 23%
Shelley Berkley 8%
Howard Berman 8%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 93%
Brian Bilbray 8%
Michael Bilirakis 69%
Jeff Bingaman 38%
Rod Blagojevich 8%
Sherwood Boehlert 15%
John Boehner 100%
Henry Bonilla 100%
David Edward Bonior 8%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Robert Borski, Jr. 8%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Corrine Brown 8%
Ed Bryant 93%
Conrad Burns 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Robert Byrd 8%
Herbert Callahan 93%
Dave Camp 93%
Chris Cannon 93%
Lois Capps 8%
Julia Carson 8%
Mike Castle 8%
Lincoln Chafee 31%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
William Clay, Sr. 8%
Eva Clayton 8%
Robert Clement 77%
Howard Coble 93%
Michael Collins 93%
Larry Combest 93%
Gary Condit 46%
Kent Conrad 8%
John Conyers, Jr. 8%
John Cooksey 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
Christopher Cox 93%
William Coyne 8%
Robert Cramer 93%
Philip Crane 93%
Barbara Cubin 100%
Randall Cunningham 100%
James Davis 8%
Thomas Davis III 46%
Bill Delahunt 8%
Thomas DeLay 100%
James DeMint 93%
Peter Deutsch 8%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 62%
Jay Dickey 100%
Norm Dicks 8%
John Dingell 100%
Julian Dixon 8%
Calvin Dooley 8%
John Doolittle 100%
David Dreier 93%
Jennifer Dunn 69%
Chet Edwards 8%
Vern Ehlers 93%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 93%
Jo Ann Emerson 93%
Philip English 93%
Bob Etheridge 23%
Lane Evans 8%
Terry Everett 93%
Sam Farr 8%

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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