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Special Interest Groups

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
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 17%
Rodney Alexander 83%
Rob Andrews 17%
Michele Bachmann 83%
Spencer Bachus 83%
John Barrow 50%
Max Baucus 33%
Mark Begich 33%
Dan Benishek 83%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
Tim Bishop 0%
John Boehner 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Barbara Boxer 0%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Corrine Brown 0%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
Lois Capps 0%
Julia Carson 0%
Jason Chaffetz 83%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Dan Coats 50%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
Ander Crenshaw 83%
James DeMint 100%
John Dingell 33%
Donna Edwards 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Stephen Fincher 83%
Mike Fitzpatrick 67%
John Fleming, Jr. 83%
Randy Forbes 83%
Joe Garcia 17%
Scott Garrett 83%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Chris Gibson 83%
Phil Gingrey 83%
Alan Grayson 17%
Michael Grimm 83%
Kay Hagan 17%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
Ralph Hall 83%
Richard Hanna 83%
Tom Harkin 17%
Doc Hastings 83%
Joe Heck, Jr. 83%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Steven Horsford 50%
Tim Huelskamp 83%
Robert Hurt 83%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 83%
Timothy Johnson 17%
John Kerry 0%
Jack Kingston 83%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 50%
John Kline 83%
Mary Landrieu 17%
Tom Latham 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
William Lipinski 17%
Cynthia Lummis 83%
Dan Maffei 17%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Jim McDermott 0%
Buck McKeon 67%
John Mica 83%
Mike Michaud 33%
Barbara Mikulski 0%
Candice Miller 67%
Gary Miller 83%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Tim Murphy 83%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Randy Neugebauer 83%
Rich Nugent 83%
Alan Nunnelee 83%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 67%
Joe Pitts 83%
Mike Pompeo 83%
Tom Price 83%
David Pryor 17%
Trey Radel 83%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Harry Reid 0%
Reid Ribble 83%
Scott Rigell 67%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Mike Rogers 83%
Jon Runyan 83%
Matt Salmon 83%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Aaron Schock 83%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
E.G. Shuster 83%
Diane Smith 83%
Steve Southerland 83%
Steve Stockman 100%
Marlin Stutzman 83%
Lee Terry 83%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 17%
David Vitter 100%
Mel Watt 17%
Henry Waxman 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 83%
Ed Whitfield 67%
Frank Wolf 33%
Bill Young 67%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 17%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 17%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 17%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 17%
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%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 17%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
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%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
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 Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 17%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 17%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 17%

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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