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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2010 Congressional Candidate Ratings on Gun Rights [09/2010]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican B
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican A-
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican A
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican A
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican A
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican A
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic F
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican A+
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican A-
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican A-
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican A
AR State Senate 31 Joyce Elliott Democratic F
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican C-
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican A
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic C
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic F-
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican A
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican A
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican A
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic F
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican A
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic F
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic F
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic F
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican A
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic F
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic D-
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican A
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican A
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic F
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic F-
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic F
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic F
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican A
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic F
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican A
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic F
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic F
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican A
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican A
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican A
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic F
CA State Senate 14 Andy Vidak Republican A
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic F-
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican A
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic F-
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic F
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican A
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican A
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican A
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican A
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic F
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic F-
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic F
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic F
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic F
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic F
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic F
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican A
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican A
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican A
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic F
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican B
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican A
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic D
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican A
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican A
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic F
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican A
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican A
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican A-
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic F-
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic F
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic F-
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic F
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican A-
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican B-
FL Commissioner 3 Charlie Justice Democratic F
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican A-
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic C-
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican A
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic F-
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic F
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican A
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican A
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic F
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican A
GA State Senate 28 Mike Crane Republican A
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic F-
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican A-
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic F
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican A
IA State Senate 20 Brad Zaun Republican A
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican A-
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican A
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican B
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican F-
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic F
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic F
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic F
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic F-
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican A
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic F
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic F-
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic D
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican B
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican A
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican B
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican C
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic C-
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic F
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican A
IN U.S. House 3 Marlin Stutzman Republican A
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican A
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic F
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican A
IN U.S. House 9 Todd Young Republican A
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican A
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican A
KS U.S. House 1 Tim Huelskamp Republican A
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican A
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican A
KS U.S. House 4 Mike Pompeo Republican A
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican A
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican B
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican A
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic F
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican B
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican A+
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican A-
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican A
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican A
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican A
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic F
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic F-
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic F
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic F
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic F
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic F-
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican A
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic F
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic F
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic F
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic F
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic F
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic F-
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic F
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic F
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican A
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican A
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican A
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican B
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican A
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic F
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican B
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic F
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor D
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican A
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican B
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor F-
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor F
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor A-
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican A
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic F-
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican A
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican A
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic F
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican A
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic F
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican A
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican A
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican A+
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic F
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican B
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic F-
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican A
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican A
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican A
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican B
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican A
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican A
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican C-
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican F
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican A
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic F
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican B
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic F-
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic F-

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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