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Freedom First: America
Votes Pro-Gun Rights
Of the 24 candidates endorsed by the National
Rifle Association for the U.S. Senate, the NRA-endorsed candidate
won in 21 of the races - that's a net gain of two pro-gun seats
in the U.S. Senate with wins in Georgia, Minnesota and Missouri
and a loss in Arkansas (with South Dakota still uncertain).
the 246 candidates endorsed by the National Rifle Association
for the U.S. House of Representatives, the NRA-endorsed candidate
won in 230 of these races with two (Colorado-7 and Texas-23)
still uncertain - which is a net gain of at least 11 pro-gun
seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
108th Congress will begin with Members with the following ratings:
228 "A"-rated, 21 "B"-rated, 13 "C"-rated,
22 "D"-rated, 141 "F"-rated, 6 "?"-rated,
and 2 uncertain.
of the five Senate candidates listed among the Brady bunch
"Dangerous Dozen" won: Wayne Allard (CO),
Norm Coleman (MN), Gordon Smith (OR) and Jim
of the three House candidates listed among the Brady bunch "Dangerous
Dozen" won easily: Scott Garrett (NJ-5) and Joe
of the three Republican congressmen defeated for reelection
were endorsed by the Brady bunch - Connie Morella (MD-8)
and Felix Grucci (NY-1).
upgrades in Senate seats: anti-gun Senator Max Cleland
was defeated by pro-gun candidate Saxby Chambliss; anti-gun
Senator Paul Wellstone succeeded by pro-gun candidate
Norm Coleman; and anti-gun Senator Jean Carnahan
was defeated by pro-gun candidate Jim Talent.
upgrades in House seats: anti-gun California Congressman Steve
Horn was replaced by pro-gun candidate Devin Nunes,
anti-gun Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer is succeeded
by pro-gun candidate Chris Chocola, Anti-gun Iowa Congressman
Greg Ganske was replaced by pro-gun candidate Steve
King, anti-gun Maine Congressman John Baldacci is
succeeded by pro-gun candidate Mike Michaud, anti-gun
Michigan Congressman David Bonior is succeeded by pro-gun
candidate Candice Miller, anti-gun Minnesota Congressman
Bill Luther was defeated by pro-gun candidate John
Kline, anti-gun New Jersey Congressman Marge Roukema
is succeeded by pro-gun candidate Scott Garrett, anti-gun
Ohio Congressman Tony Hall is succeeded by pro-gun candidate
Mike Turner and anti-gun Ohio Congressman Tom Sawyer
was defeated by pro-gun candidate Tim Ryan.
freshmen in the Senate will include: Lamar Alexander
(TN), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Norm Coleman (MN),
John Cornyn (TX), Elizabeth Dole (NC), Lindsey
Graham (SC), John Sununu (NH), and Jim Talent
(MO). John Thune (SD) is pro-gun as well, but is expected
to face a recount.
freshmen in the House will include: Jo Bonner (AL-1),
Mike Rogers (AL-3), Rick Renzi (AZ-1), Trent
Franks (AZ-2), Devin Nunes (CA-21), Marilyn Musgrave
(CO-4), Ginny Brown-Waite (FL-5), Katherine Harris
(FL-13), Tom Feeney (FL-24), Mario Diaz-Balart
(FL-25), Jim Marshall (GA-3), Phil Gingrey (GA-11),
Max Burns (GA-12), Chris Chocola (IN-2), Steve
King (IA-5), Mike Michaud (ME-2), Candice Miller
(MI-10), Thad McCotter (MI-11), John Kline (MN-2),
Jon Porter (NV-3), Jeb Bradley (NH-1), Scott
Garrett (NJ-5), Steve Pearce (NM-2), Mike Turner
(OH-3), Tim Ryan (OH-17), Tom Cole (OK-4), Jim
Gerlach (PA-6), Tim Murphy (PA-18), Gresham Barrett
(SC-3), Bill Janklow (SD-AL), Lincoln Davis (TN-4),
Marsha Blackburn (TN-7), Jeb Hensarling (TX-5),
Mike Burgess (TX-26), John Carter (TX-31), Rob
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