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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2002 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 93%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts Republican 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 38%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 77%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 69%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 8%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 69%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 31%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 23%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 69%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden Republican 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 54%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 46%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 8%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 93%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 93%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 62%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 100%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 93%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 93%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 93%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 54%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 8%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 8%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 8%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 8%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 8%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 8%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 8%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 8%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 8%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 8%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 8%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 8%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 8%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 8%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 93%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 23%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 8%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 8%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 85%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 8%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 93%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 8%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 8%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 8%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 8%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 8%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Pat Roberts R 93%
KS U.S. Senate - Jr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 93%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 8%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 8%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 8%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 38%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 8%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 8%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 77%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 69%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 8%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 100%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 8%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 100%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 8%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 93%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 93%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 8%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 69%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 31%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 8%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 8%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 15%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 23%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 8%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 8%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 8%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 8%
NY U.S. House - 15 José Serrano D 8%
NY U.S. House - 16 Eliot Engel D 8%
NY U.S. House - 17 Nita Lowey D 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 8%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 93%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 8%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 69%
OH U.S. House - 13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 100%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 93%
OR U.S. House - 2 Greg Walden R 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 8%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 54%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 93%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 46%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 8%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 8%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 93%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 8%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 93%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Lamar Alexander R 93%
TN U.S. Senate - Jr Marsha Blackburn R 93%
TN U.S. House - 5 Jim Cooper D 62%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 93%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 93%
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