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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Ratings on Gun Rights [04/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Jim Marshall 73%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 73%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 73%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 73%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 73%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 82%
Michele Bachmann 82%
Spencer Bachus 82%
Judy Biggert 82%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 82%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 82%
John Campbell III 82%
Eric Cantor 82%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 82%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 82%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 82%
Jo Ann Emerson 82%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 82%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 82%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 82%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 82%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 82%
Joseph Knollenberg 82%
Tom Latham 82%
Steve LaTourette 82%
Jerry Lewis 82%
Connie Mack IV 82%
Gary Miller 82%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 82%
Tom Petri 82%
Joe Pitts 82%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 82%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 82%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 82%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 82%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 82%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 82%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 82%
Todd Tiahrt 82%
Pat Tiberi 82%
Rodney Alexander 91%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 91%
Brian Bilbray 91%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 91%
Jim Bunning 91%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 91%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 91%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 91%
Jason Chaffetz 91%
Saxby Chambliss 91%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 91%
Geoff Davis 91%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 91%
John Ensign 91%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 91%
Phil Gingrey 91%
Debbie Halvorson 91%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 91%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 91%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 91%
Mike Johanns 91%
Tim Johnson 91%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 91%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 91%
Chris Lee 91%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 91%
Don Manzullo 91%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 91%
Thaddeus McCotter 91%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 91%
Candice Miller 91%
Tim Murphy 91%
Sue Myrick 91%
Randy Neugebauer 91%
Todd Platts 91%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 91%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 91%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 91%
Aaron Schock 91%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 91%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 91%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 91%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 91%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Paul Broun 100%
Thomas Coburn 100%
James DeMint 100%
David Vitter 100%
Barbara Boxer 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%

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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