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Rating Group: National Rifle Association

2008 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%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis Democratic 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 7%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 93%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 93%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 7%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 64%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski Democratic 21%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 7%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 43%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus Republican 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 21%
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 - 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 93%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 7%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 93%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg Republican 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 93%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 7%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 7%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 7%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 7%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 43%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 7%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 93%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 93%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires Democratic 7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall Democratic 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King Republican 21%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
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%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 7%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 7%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 93%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 93%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 7%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House - 53 Susan Davis D 7%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 7%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 93%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 7%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 21%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 7%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 29%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 93%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 7%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 93%
FL U.S. House - 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 7%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 7%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 93%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 7%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 64%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 7%
IA U.S. House - 2 Dave Loebsack D 7%
IA U.S. House - 4 Steve King R 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 7%
IL U.S. House - 3 Dan Lipinski D 21%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 7%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 7%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 43%
IL U.S. House - 15 John Shimkus R 93%
IN U.S. House - 1 Pete Visclosky D 7%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 21%
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 - 3 John Yarmuth D 7%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 93%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 93%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 7%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 7%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 7%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 7%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 7%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 7%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 7%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 7%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 93%
MI U.S. House - 7 Tim Walberg R 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 7%
MN U.S. House - 7 Collin Peterson D 93%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 93%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 7%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 93%
MO U.S. House - 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 7%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 7%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 93%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 93%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 7%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 93%
NC U.S. House - 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 43%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 7%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 93%
NE U.S. House - 1 Jeff Fortenberry R 93%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 93%
NH U.S. Senate - Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 21%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 21%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House - 8 Albio Sires D 7%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Udall D 36%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 93%
NY U.S. House - 2 Pete King R 21%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
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