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Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2012 Key Votes Alignment on Gun Rights - Federal Vote Scorecard - 112th Congress 2nd Session

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 100%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 100%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 100%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 0%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 100%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 100%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 100%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 100%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 100%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 100%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 100%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry Republican 100%
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 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 100%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 100%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 0%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 100%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 100%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 0%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 100%

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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