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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2013 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
John Campbell III 90%
Eric Cantor 90%
Lois Capps 0%
Jason Chaffetz 90%
Saxby Chambliss 50%
Dan Coats 70%
Howard Coble 90%
Thomas Coburn 50%
John Conyers, Jr. 0%
Mo Cowan 10%
Ander Crenshaw 90%
John Dingell 20%
Donna Edwards 0%
Sam Farr 0%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 0%
Stephen Fincher 90%
Mike Fitzpatrick 70%
John Fleming, Jr. 90%
Randy Forbes 90%
Trent Franks 90%
Joe Garcia 10%
Scott Garrett 90%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Chris Gibson 90%
Phil Gingrey 90%
Alan Grayson 10%
Michael Grimm 90%
Kay Hagan 10%
Ralph Hall 90%
Richard Hanna 90%
Tom Harkin 10%
Doc Hastings 90%
Joe Heck, Jr. 90%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 10%
Rush Holt, Jr. 0%
Mike Honda 0%
Steven Horsford 50%
Tim Huelskamp 90%
Robert Hurt 90%
Steve Israel 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0%
Mike Johanns 70%
Timothy Johnson 10%
Jack Kingston 90%
Mark Kirk 0%
Ann Kirkpatrick 50%
John Kline 90%
Mary Landrieu 10%
Tom Latham 90%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Carl Levin 0%
Cynthia Lummis 90%
Dan Maffei 10%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 0%
Jim McDermott 0%
Buck McKeon 70%
John Mica 90%
Mike Michaud 20%
Barbara Mikulski 10%
Candice Miller 70%
Gary Miller 90%
George Miller 0%
Jeff Miller 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 0%
Tim Murphy 90%
Gloria Negrete McLeod 50%
Randy Neugebauer 90%
Rich Nugent 90%
Alan Nunnelee 90%
Bill Owens 70%
Ed Pastor 0%
Tom Petri 70%
Joe Pitts 90%
Mike Pompeo 90%
Tom Price 90%
Mark Pryor 30%
Trey Radel 90%
Nick Rahall II 40%
Charlie Rangel 0%
Harry Reid 0%
Reid Ribble 90%
Scott Rigell 70%
Jay Rockefeller IV 10%
Mike Rogers 90%
Jon Runyan 90%
Matt Salmon 90%
Loretta Sanchez 0%
Aaron Schock 90%
Allyson Schwartz 10%
Steve Southerland 90%
Steve Stockman 100%
Marlin Stutzman 90%
Lee Terry 90%
John Tierney 0%
Mark Udall 10%
David Vitter 90%
Mel Watt 10%
Henry Waxman 0%
Lynn Westmoreland 90%
Ed Whitfield 70%
Frank Wolf 30%
Bill Young 60%

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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