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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2014 Positions

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 90%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 70%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 80%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 90%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 80%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
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 80%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 90%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 80%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 70%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 10%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 90%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 10%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 90%
IA State Senate 41 Mariannette Miller-Meeks Republican 70%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 90%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 60%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 10 Brad Schneider Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 90%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 70%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 10%
IL State Senate 25 Jim Oberweis Republican 70%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Todd Young Republican 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 10%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 90%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 70%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 80%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 90%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 10%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 90%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 90%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 90%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 90%
LA State Senate 16 Dan Claitor Republican 70%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 90%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 0%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 10%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 4 John Moolenaar Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 14 Brenda Lawrence Democratic 10%
MN U.S. House 1 Jim Hagedorn Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Tom Emmer Republican 90%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 70%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 10%
MN State Senate 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 90%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 80%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 90%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 10%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 90%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Republican 90%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 80%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Thom Tillis Republican 70%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 10%
NC U.S. House 2 George Holding Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 6 Mark Walker Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 7 David Rouzer Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson, Jr. Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 80%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 90%
NC U.S. House 12 Alma Adams Democratic 10%
NC Commissioner At-Large Jonathan Barfield, Jr. 10%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Kevin Cramer Republican 80%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Ben Sasse Republican 90%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 60%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 80%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 10%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 10%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%

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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