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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%
Rob Andrews 17%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 17%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 17%
Bruce Braley 17%
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%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 17%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 17%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 17%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 17%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 17%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 17%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 17%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 17%
Al Franken 17%
Joe Garcia 17%
Alan Grayson 17%
Kay Hagan 17%
Tom Harkin 17%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 17%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 17%
Daniel Inouye 17%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 17%
Timothy Johnson 17%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 17%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 17%
Mary Landrieu 17%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 17%
William Lipinski 17%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 17%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 17%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 17%
Dan Maffei 17%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 17%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 17%
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%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 17%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 17%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 17%
David Pryor 17%
Jay Rockefeller IV 17%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 17%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 17%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 17%
Allyson Schwartz 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 17%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 17%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 17%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 17%
Mark Udall 17%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 17%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 17%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 17%
Mel Watt 17%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 17%
Max Baucus 33%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 33%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 33%
John Dingell 33%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
Mike Michaud 33%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 33%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 33%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 33%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 33%
Mark Begich 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 33%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 33%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 33%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 33%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 33%
Frank Wolf 33%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
Jim Matheson 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
Nick Rahall II 50%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 50%
John Barrow 50%
Dan Coats 50%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 50%
Steven Horsford 50%
Ann Kirkpatrick 50%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 67%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 67%
Bill Young 67%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 67%
Charlie Dent 67%
Mike Fitzpatrick 67%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 67%
Jim Gerlach 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 67%
Buck McKeon 67%
Candice Miller 67%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 67%
Bill Owens 67%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 67%
Tom Petri 67%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
Scott Rigell 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 67%
Ed Whitfield 67%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 67%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 83%
Saxby Chambliss 83%
Thad Cochran 83%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 83%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 83%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 83%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 83%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 83%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 83%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 83%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 83%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 83%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 83%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 83%
Rodney Alexander 83%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 83%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 83%
Michele Bachmann 83%
Spencer Bachus 83%
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%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 83%
Dan Benishek 83%
Kerry Bentivolio 83%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 83%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 83%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 83%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 83%
John Boehner 83%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 83%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 83%
Jim Bridenstine 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 83%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 83%
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%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 83%
Dave Camp 83%
John Campbell III 83%
Eric Cantor 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 83%
Jason Chaffetz 83%
Howard Coble 83%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 83%
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%

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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