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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

1987-1999 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Marge Roukema 94%
Jim Ryun 20%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Loretta Sanchez 80%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 20%
Rick Santorum 8%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Thomas Sawyer 100%
Jim Saxton 75%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Robert Schaffer 20%
John Shadegg 33%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 40%
Ronnie Shows 20%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 6%
Gordon Smith 17%
Nick Smith 27%
Bob Smith 5%
Olympia Snowe 8%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 17%
Arlen Specter 11%
Floyd Spence, Sr. 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 25%
Ted Stevens 5%
Ted Strickland 38%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 36%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 0%
Charles Taylor 7%
Gene Taylor 0%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 27%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 36%
Strom Thurmond 16%
Todd Tiahrt 33%
John Tierney 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 69%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 20%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 20%
George Voinovich 71%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 53%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 91%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 38%
Gerald Weller 33%
Paul Wellstone 95%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 17%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 63%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 80%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 69%

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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