Rating Group: National Rifle Association (NRA)

2008 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
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 - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 71%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 7%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 93%
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 - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 7%
FL U.S. House - 26 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%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 7%
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%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 21%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 93%
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%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 93%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 7%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 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 President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 7%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry 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 - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler Democratic 7%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 79%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta Republican 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 43%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner Republican 93%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 93%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 93%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 43%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
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 - 7 Raul Grijalva D 7%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 71%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 7%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 7%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 7%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 7%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 7%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 93%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 43%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 7%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 7%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 7%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 93%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 7%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 93%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 7%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 7%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 93%
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 - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 7%
FL U.S. House - 26 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%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 93%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 7%
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%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 21%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 93%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 93%
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%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 93%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 93%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 7%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 93%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 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 President Joe Biden, Jr. D 7%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 7%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 93%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry 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 - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 7%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 93%
NY U.S. Senate - Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 93%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 7%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
NY U.S. House - 9 Yvette Clarke D 7%
NY U.S. House - 12 Jerry Nadler D 7%
NY U.S. House - 26 Brian Higgins D 79%
OH U.S. House - 4 Jim Jordan R 93%
OH U.S. House - 5 Bob Latta R 93%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 43%
OH U.S. House - 10 Mike Turner R 93%
OH State House - 62 Jean Schmidt R 93%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 93%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 93%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 7%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 93%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 100%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 7%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 93%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 43%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 93%
TX U.S. House - 9 Al Green D 7%
TX U.S. House - 10 Michael McCaul R 93%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 93%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 100%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 7%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 93%
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