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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 83%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 83%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 83%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 83%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 83%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 83%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 17%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 83%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 83%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 83%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 83%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 83%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 83%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 83%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 83%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 83%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 67%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 83%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 83%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 83%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 83%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 17%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 67%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 83%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 83%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 67%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 17%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 83%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 83%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 83%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 83%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 83%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 17%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 83%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 83%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 83%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 83%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 83%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano 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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