Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 75%
AK Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer Republican 100%
AL State House - 48 Jim Carns Republican 100%
AL State Senate - 21 Gerald Allen Republican 100%
AL State Senate - 31 Jimmy Holley Republican 100%
AR State House - 68 Stan Berry Republican 100%
AR State Senate - 3 Cecile Bledsoe Republican 100%
AR Commissioner of Education Johnny Key Republican 93%
AR Justice of the Peace - 11 Mike Creekmore 100%
AR Associate Justice of the Supreme Court - Position 5 Shawn Womack Non-partisan 100%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100%
CT State House - 71 Tony D'Amelio Republican 100%
CT State House - 76 John Piscopo Republican 78%
CT State House - 110 Bob Godfrey Democratic 14%
CT State House - 131 David Labriola Republican 93%
CT State House - 139 Kevin Ryan Democratic 87%
CT State Senate - 8 Kevin Witkos Republican 80%
DE State Senate - 14 Bruce Ennis Democratic 100%
DE State Senate - 20 Gerald Hocker Republican 87%
DE State Board of Education Vincent Lofink 100%
FL State Senate - 12 Dennis Baxley Republican 100%
FL State Senate - 25 Gayle Harrell Republican 100%
GA State House - 7 David Ralston Republican 92%
GA State House - 32 Alan Powell Republican 100%
GA State House - 45 Matt Dollar Republican 100%
GA State House - 47 Jan Jones Republican 100%
GA State House - 49 Chuck Martin, Jr. Republican 93%
GA State House - 121 Barry Fleming Republican 93%
GA State House - 151 Gerald Greene Republican 100%
GA State House - 164 Ron Stephens Republican 87%
GA State House - 167 Buddy DeLoach Republican 93%
GA State Senate - 34 Valencia Seay Democratic 31%
GA Commissioner - 1 John Douglas 100%
GA Chair - At-Large Helen Hudson 100%
GA Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court Michael Boggs 91%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. Democratic 100%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 100%
ID State Senate - 11 Patti Lodge Republican 100%
ID Secretary of State Lawerence Denney Republican 100%
ID State Board of Education Shawn Keough 100%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost Republican 100%
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita Democratic 67%
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady Republican 87%
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose Republican 80%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 83%
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 93%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown Republican 93%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse Republican 100%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck Republican 100%
IN Commissioner - 2 Matthew Whetstone 100%
KY U.S. House - 1 James Comer, Jr. Republican 100%
KY State House - 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. Republican 100%
KY State House - 28 Charles Miller Democratic 100%
KY State House - 30 Tom Burch Democratic 0%
KY State House - 68 Joe Fischer Republican 100%
MA State House - Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 40%
MA State House - Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 100%
MA Mayor - At-Large Don Humason, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 87%
MD State House - 7 Richard Impallaria Republican 100%
MD State House - 8 Joseph Boteler III Republican 100%
MD State House - 14 Anne Kaiser Democratic 20%
MD State House - 15 Kathleen Dumais Democratic 20%
MD State House - 34B Susan McComas Republican 93%
MD State Senate - 7 J. B. Jennings Republican 100%
ME State House - 71 Sawin Millett, Jr. Republican 100%
ME State House - 151 John Martin Democratic 100%
ME State Senate - 1 Troy Jackson Democratic 87%
ME State Senate - 4 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican 93%
ME Auditor Matthew Dunlap Democratic 93%
ME Commissioner - 2 James Annis 93%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar Republican 100%
MI Trustee - At-Large Leon Drolet 100%
MI Commissioner - 3 Rick Shaffer 100%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell No Party Affiliation 100%
MI Commissioner - 14 Raymond Basham 91%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson Republican 100%
MN State House - 18A Dean Urdahl Republican 100%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 3 Thomas Bakk Independent 100%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom Republican 93%
MN State Senate - 25 David Senjem Republican 93%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson Republican 100%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II Republican 77%
MN State Senate - 43 Charles Wiger Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN Commissioner - 4 Tom Rukavina 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 93%
MO Commissioner - At-Large Bob Dixon Republican 100%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100%
NC State House - 42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. Democratic 79%
NC State House - 77 Julia Howard Republican 100%
NC State House - 89 Mitchell Setzer Republican 100%
NC State House - 111 Timothy Moore Republican 80%
NC State Senate - 30 Philip Berger, Sr. Republican 100%
ND State House - 14 Jon Nelson Republican 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 75%
AK Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer R 100%
AL State House - 48 Jim Carns R 100%
AL State Senate - 21 Gerald Allen R 100%
AL State Senate - 31 Jimmy Holley R 100%
AR State House - 68 Stan Berry R 100%
AR State Senate - 3 Cecile Bledsoe R 100%
AR Commissioner of Education Johnny Key R 93%
AR Justice of the Peace - 11 Mike Creekmore 100%
AR Associate Justice of the Supreme Court - Position 5 Shawn Womack Other 100%
AZ U.S. House - 5 Andy Biggs R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 100%
CT State House - 71 Tony D'Amelio R 100%
CT State House - 76 John Piscopo R 78%
CT State House - 110 Bob Godfrey D 14%
CT State House - 131 David Labriola R 93%
CT State House - 139 Kevin Ryan D 87%
CT State Senate - 8 Kevin Witkos R 80%
DE State Senate - 14 Bruce Ennis D 100%
DE State Senate - 20 Gerald Hocker R 87%
DE State Board of Education Vincent Lofink 100%
FL State Senate - 12 Dennis Baxley R 100%
FL State Senate - 25 Gayle Harrell R 100%
GA State House - 7 David Ralston R 92%
GA State House - 32 Alan Powell R 100%
GA State House - 45 Matt Dollar R 100%
GA State House - 47 Jan Jones R 100%
GA State House - 49 Chuck Martin, Jr. R 93%
GA State House - 121 Barry Fleming R 93%
GA State House - 151 Gerald Greene R 100%
GA State House - 164 Ron Stephens R 87%
GA State House - 167 Buddy DeLoach R 93%
GA State Senate - 34 Valencia Seay D 31%
GA Commissioner - 1 John Douglas 100%
GA Chair - At-Large Helen Hudson 100%
GA Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court Michael Boggs 91%
IA State Senate - 31 Bill Dotzler, Jr. D 100%
IA Director of the Department of Revenue Kraig Paulsen 100%
ID State Senate - 11 Patti Lodge R 100%
ID Secretary of State Lawerence Denney R 100%
ID State Board of Education Shawn Keough 100%
IL U.S. House - 12 Mike Bost R 100%
IL State House - 28 Bob Rita D 67%
IL State House - 105 Dan Brady R 87%
IL State Senate - 51 Chapin Rose R 80%
IL Auditor General Frank Mautino 83%
IL State Board of Education Roger Eddy 93%
IN State House - 41 Timothy Brown R 93%
IN State House - 53 Bob Cherry R 100%
IN State Senate - 14 Dennis Kruse R 100%
IN State Senate - 21 James Buck R 100%
IN Commissioner - 2 Matthew Whetstone 100%
KY U.S. House - 1 James Comer, Jr. R 100%
KY State House - 12 Jim Gooch, Jr. R 100%
KY State House - 28 Charles Miller D 100%
KY State House - 30 Tom Burch D 0%
KY State House - 68 Joe Fischer R 100%
MA State House - Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad D 40%
MA State House - Second Plymouth Susan Gifford R 100%
MA Mayor - At-Large Don Humason, Jr. 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 87%
MD State House - 7 Richard Impallaria R 100%
MD State House - 8 Joseph Boteler III R 100%
MD State House - 14 Anne Kaiser D 20%
MD State House - 15 Kathleen Dumais D 20%
MD State House - 34B Susan McComas R 93%
MD State Senate - 7 J. B. Jennings R 100%
ME State House - 71 Sawin Millett, Jr. R 100%
ME State House - 151 John Martin D 100%
ME State Senate - 1 Troy Jackson D 87%
ME State Senate - 4 Paul Davis, Sr. R 93%
ME Auditor Matthew Dunlap D 93%
ME Commissioner - 2 James Annis 93%
MI U.S. House - 4 John Moolenaar R 100%
MI Trustee - At-Large Leon Drolet 100%
MI Commissioner - 3 Rick Shaffer 100%
MI Commissioner - 4 Bruce Caswell N/A 100%
MI Commissioner - 14 Raymond Basham 91%
MN State House - 4B Paul Marquart DFL 100%
MN State House - 15A Sondra Erickson R 100%
MN State House - 18A Dean Urdahl R 100%
MN State House - 28B Greg Davids R 100%
MN State Senate - 3 Thomas Bakk I 100%
MN State Senate - 12 Torrey Westrom R 93%
MN State Senate - 25 David Senjem R 93%
MN State Senate - 29 Bruce Anderson R 100%
MN State Senate - 35 Jim Abeler II R 77%
MN State Senate - 43 Charles Wiger DFL 100%
MN Commissioner - 4 Tom Rukavina 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 93%
MO Commissioner - At-Large Bob Dixon R 100%
MT Commissioner - 1 Ray Hawk 100%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 100%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 100%
NC State House - 42 Marvin Lucas, Jr. D 79%
NC State House - 77 Julia Howard R 100%
NC State House - 89 Mitchell Setzer R 100%
NC State House - 111 Timothy Moore R 80%
NC State Senate - 30 Philip Berger, Sr. R 100%
ND State House - 14 Jon Nelson R 100%
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