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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2003 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
George Nethercutt, Jr. 80%
Robert William Ney 90%
Don Nickles 60%
Anne Northup 40%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 90%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 30%
Dave Obey 30%
John Olver 0%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Doug Ose 10%
Major Owens 0%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ed Pastor 0%
Ron Paul 100%
Donald Payne 0%
John Peterson 80%
Tom Petri 70%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 80%
Joe Pitts 80%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 90%
Earl Pomeroy 10%
Jon Porter, Sr. 90%
Deborah Pryce 70%
Adam Putnam 80%
Jack Quinn 10%
George Radanovich 80%
Nick Rahall II 80%
James Ramstad 10%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 80%
Harry Reid 10%
Richard Renzi 90%
Silvestre Reyes 10%
Thomas Reynolds 60%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 10%
Mike Rogers 80%
Mike Ross 70%
Steve Rothman 0%
Jim Ryun 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 0%
Loretta Sanchez 10%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 0%
Jim Saxton 30%
Edward Schrock 80%
John Shadegg 90%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 40%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 80%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 70%
Ike Skelton 50%
Gordon Smith 30%
Nick Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 10%
Mark Souder 60%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 10%
Pete Stark 0%
Cliff Stearns 60%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 30%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bart Stupak 0%
John Sullivan 90%
John Sununu 70%
John Sweeney 80%
James Talent 70%
Tom Tancredo 70%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 0%
William Tauzin II 80%
Charles Taylor 90%
Gene Taylor 80%
Lee Terry 80%
Craig Thomas 70%
William Thomas 60%
Todd Tiahrt 90%
John Tierney 0%
Ed Towns 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 0%
James Turner 50%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 80%
George Voinovich 30%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 10%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 0%
Anthony Weiner 0%
David Weldon 70%
W. Curtis Weldon 30%
Gerald Weller 40%
Robert Wexler 0%
Ed Whitfield 80%
Heather Wilson 60%
Frank Wolf 30%
Lynn Woolsey 0%
David Wu 0%
Albert Wynn 0%
Bill Young 40%

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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