Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 30%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 10%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 80%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur Democratic 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 90%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole Republican 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 10%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 10%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 10%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 10%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 70%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 90%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 80%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess Republican 70%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter Republican 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 10%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 10%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 70%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 90%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 80%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 80%
CA Supervisor - 1 Hilda Solis 10%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 10%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 70%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 80%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 10%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 0%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 0%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 0%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 70%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 50%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 60%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 0%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 0%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 0%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 10%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 10%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 10%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 30%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 70%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 30%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 0%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 80%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 80%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 80%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 0%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 10%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 0%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 60%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 10%
NH State Senate - 3 Jeb Bradley R 40%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 10%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 0%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 0%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 0%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 0%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 10%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 80%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 10%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 10%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 90%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 90%
OK U.S. House - 4 Tom Cole R 70%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 10%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 0%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 10%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 10%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 10%
RI U.S. House - 2 Jim Langevin D 0%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 70%
SC U.S. House - 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 90%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
TN U.S. Senate - Sr Marsha Blackburn R 90%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 50%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 80%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 90%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 0%
TX U.S. House - 26 Michael Burgess R 70%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House - 31 John Carter R 90%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 10%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 10%
WA U.S. Senate - Jr Maria Cantwell D 10%
WA U.S. House - 2 Rick Larsen D 30%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 10%
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