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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2012 Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress [12/2012]

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
Rodney Alexander 83%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 83%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 83%
Rob Andrews 17%
Michele Bachmann 83%
Spencer Bachus 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 83%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 83%
John Barrow 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
Max Baucus 33%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
Mark Begich 33%
Dan Benishek 83%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
Tim Bishop 0%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
John Boehner 83%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
Barbara Boxer 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
Bruce Braley 17%
Jim Bridenstine 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 83%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 67%
Lois Capps 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 0%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 83%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 83%
Jason Chaffetz 83%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
Dan Coats 50%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Thad Cochran 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 17%
John Conyers, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 83%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 83%
Ander Crenshaw 83%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 17%
James DeMint 100%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 83%
Charlie Dent 67%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
John Dingell 33%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
Donna Edwards 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 17%
Blake Farenthold 83%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
Stephen Fincher 83%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 83%
Mike Fitzpatrick 67%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 83%
John Fleming, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 17%
Al Franken 17%
Trent Franks 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
Joe Garcia 17%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 83%
Scott Garrett 83%
Jim Gerlach 67%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 83%
Chris Gibson 83%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
Phil Gingrey 83%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 83%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 67%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 83%
Alan Grayson 17%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 83%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
Michael Grimm 83%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
Kay Hagan 17%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 83%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
Richard Hanna 83%
Tom Harkin 17%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 83%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 83%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
Doc Hastings 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
Joe Heck, Jr. 83%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 83%

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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