Rating Group: Gun Owners of America

2015-2016 Positions

Issues: Guns

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State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 90%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young Republican 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer Republican 90%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 90%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 90%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 30%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 10%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao Republican 70%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 10%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters Democratic 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 80%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 10%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 10%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 90%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 70%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 10%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 70%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen Republican 90%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 10%
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate - Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
AK U.S. Senate - Jr Dan Sullivan R 90%
AK U.S. House - At-Large Donald Young R 70%
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 90%
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 90%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 90%
AL U.S. House - 5 Mo Brooks R 90%
AL U.S. House - 6 Gary Palmer R 90%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 10%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 80%
AR U.S. Senate - Jr Tom Cotton R 90%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 90%
AR U.S. House - 2 French Hill R 90%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 90%
AR U.S. House - 4 Bruce Westerman R 90%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema D 10%
AZ U.S. House - 2 Ann Kirkpatrick D 30%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Raul Grijalva D 10%
AZ U.S. House - 4 Paul Gosar R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 6 David Schweikert R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Ruben Gallego D 20%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 0%
CA U.S. House - 1 Doug LaMalfa R 90%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 10%
CA U.S. House - 3 John Garamendi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Tom McClintock R 90%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 10%
CA U.S. House - 6 Doris Matsui D 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Ami Bera D 10%
CA U.S. House - 9 Jerry McNerney D 10%
CA U.S. House - 11 Mark DeSaulnier D 10%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 0%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 0%
CA U.S. House - 14 Jackie Speier D 0%
CA U.S. House - 15 Eric Swalwell D 10%
CA U.S. House - 16 Jim Costa D 10%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 0%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 David Valadao R 70%
CA U.S. House - 22 Devin Nunes R 80%
CA U.S. House - 23 Kevin McCarthy R 80%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 10%
CA U.S. House - 27 Judy Chu D 0%
CA U.S. House - 28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 10%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House - 31 Pete Aguilar D 10%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 10%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 10%
CA U.S. House - 36 Raul Ruiz D 0%
CA U.S. House - 37 Karen Bass D 0%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 0%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House - 41 Mark Takano D 10%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 90%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 0%
CA U.S. House - 47 Alan Lowenthal D 10%
CA U.S. House - 50 Darrell Issa R 80%
CA U.S. House - 51 Juan Vargas D 10%
CA U.S. House - 52 Scott Peters D 10%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 80%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 0%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 0%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 90%
CO U.S. House - 7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 10%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 70%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 10%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 0%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 10%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 0%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 0%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 10%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 10%
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 70%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 90%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 80%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 80%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 10%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 70%
FL U.S. House - 21 Lois Frankel D 10%
FL U.S. House - 22 Ted Deutch D 0%
FL U.S. House - 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 0%
FL U.S. House - 25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 70%
FL Governor Ron DeSantis R 90%
GA U.S. House - 1 Buddy Carter R 90%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 10%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 90%
GA U.S. House - 10 Jody Hice R 100%
GA U.S. House - 11 Barry Loudermilk R 90%
GA U.S. House - 12 Rick Allen R 90%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 10%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 10%
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