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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%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
Tim Bishop 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
Bruce Braley 17%
Paul Broun 100%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
Julia Carson 0%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Howard Coble 83%
Thomas Coburn 100%
James DeMint 100%
John Dingell 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 83%
Joe Garcia 17%
Jim Gerlach 67%
Phil Gingrey 83%
Michael Grimm 83%
Kay Hagan 17%
Ralph Hall 83%
Colleen Hanabusa 0%
Tom Harkin 17%
Doc Hastings 83%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Steven Horsford 50%
Daniel Inouye 17%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 83%
Timothy Johnson 17%
Jack Kingston 83%
Mary Landrieu 17%
Tom Latham 83%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
William Lipinski 17%
Dan Maffei 17%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Buck McKeon 67%
Mike Michaud 33%
Gary Miller 83%
George Miller 0%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Alan Nunnelee 83%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 67%
David Pryor 17%
Trey Radel 83%
Nick Rahall II 50%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
Mike Rogers 83%
Jon Runyan 83%
Brad Schneider 17%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
Carol Shea-Porter 33%
E.G. Shuster 83%
Diane Smith 83%
Steve Southerland 83%
Steve Stockman 100%
Lee Terry 83%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 17%
Mel Watt 17%
Henry Waxman 0%
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 U.S. House 34 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%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown 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%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
DE U.S. House At-Large 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 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards 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. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel 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%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn 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%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0%
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%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 17%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 17%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 17%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters 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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