Rating Group: National Rifle Association (NRA)

2008 Candidate Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt Republican 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 - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 7%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 7%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin 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 - 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 43%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady 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%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 7%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 7%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman Republican 93%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 29%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 79%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 93%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 43%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 7%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 7%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 71%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 7%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito Republican 93%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr John Barrasso Republican 93%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Todd Akin 93%
Lamar Alexander 93%
Rodney Alexander 93%
Jason Altmire 93%
Rob Andrews 7%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 93%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Joe Barton 93%
Max Baucus 100%
Melissa Bean 21%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 79%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Rob Bishop 93%
Tim Bishop 7%
John Boehner 93%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 93%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Nancy Boyda 43%
Bob Brady 7%
Bruce Braley 14%
Will Breazeale 93%
Paul Broun 93%
Corrine Brown 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Dave Camp 93%
John Campbell III 79%
Eric Cantor 93%
Lois Capps 7%
Mike Capuano 7%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 64%
Mike Castle 7%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 93%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Travis Childers 93%
Lacy Clay, Jr. 7%
Howard Coble 93%
Thad Cochran 93%
Norm Coleman 93%
State Office Name Party Rating
OH State House - 65 Jean Schmidt R 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 - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 7%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 64%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 7%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 7%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin 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 - 5 Jim Cooper D 93%
TN U.S. House - 9 Steve Cohen D 43%
TX U.S. Senate - Sr John Cornyn R 93%
TX U.S. House - 1 Louie Gohmert R 100%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady 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%
TX U.S. House - 28 Henry Cuellar D 93%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 7%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 93%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 7%
VA U.S. House - 1 Rob Wittman R 93%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 29%
VT U.S. House - At-Large Peter Welch D 79%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 64%
WA U.S. House - 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 93%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 43%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 7%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 7%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 71%
WI U.S. House - 4 Gwen Moore D 7%
WV U.S. Senate - Jr Shelley Capito R 93%
WY U.S. Senate - Sr John Barrasso R 93%
Neil Abercrombie 14%
Gary Ackerman 7%
Todd Akin 93%
Lamar Alexander 93%
Rodney Alexander 93%
Jason Altmire 93%
Rob Andrews 7%
Michael Arcuri 36%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Michele Bachmann 93%
Spencer Bachus 93%
Brian Baird 64%
J. Gresham Barrett 93%
John Barrow 93%
Roscoe Bartlett 93%
Joe Barton 93%
Max Baucus 100%
Melissa Bean 21%
Shelley Berkley 7%
Howard Berman 7%
Marion Berry 93%
Judy Biggert 79%
Brian Bilbray 93%
Rob Bishop 93%
Tim Bishop 7%
John Boehner 93%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 93%
Mary Bono Mack 64%
Dan Boren 100%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 93%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
Nancy Boyda 43%
Bob Brady 7%
Bruce Braley 14%
Will Breazeale 93%
Paul Broun 93%
Corrine Brown 7%
Henry Brown, Jr. 93%
Ginny Brown-Waite 93%
Dan Burton 93%
Steve Buyer 93%
Dave Camp 93%
John Campbell III 79%
Eric Cantor 93%
Lois Capps 7%
Mike Capuano 7%
Dennis Cardoza 93%
Russ Carnahan 7%
Christopher Carney 64%
Mike Castle 7%
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 93%
Saxby Chambliss 100%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Travis Childers 93%
Lacy Clay, Jr. 7%
Howard Coble 93%
Thad Cochran 93%
Norm Coleman 93%
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