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See This List of Sitting House Reps With ‘A’ Ratings from the NRA, So You Can Vote Them Out in November

See this list of sitting members of the House of Representatives, as of early-to-mid 2018, who have ‘A’ ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA), so you can vote them out. 

 

The NRA is a foul, malign influence on America and on American politics. Because of it and its rabid supporters, too many members of Congress are afraid to back common-sense gun laws.

 

We at OTYCD are sick of it all.

 

On February 15, 2018, Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) tweeted a list of all sitting members of the House of Representatives who have earned ‘A’ ratings from the NRA.

 

An ‘A’ rating means the Congressperson supports and votes for legislation that the NRA likes, and fights legislation it doesn’t like. (It is possible to earn an A- or an A+ from the NRA, but we haven’t broken the grades out that specifically for the 23 Congresspeople cited below.)

 

We at OTYCD have augmented Spiro’s list by adding links to the Ballotpedia page for each district, so you can see which Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and other third party candidates are running against these House reps.

 

We have explicitly named any Democratic challengers to whom we have devoted or will devote check-out-this-candidate blog posts.

 

Click the Ballotpedia links and scroll down to find the challengers so you can click on their names and learn more about them.

 

Also! If you live in any of these Congressional districts, take note of the primary dates, which vary for each state (the general election, in all cases, is November 6, 2018).

 

Then match the primary dates against any away-travel plans for 2018.

 

Will you be out of town on the Tuesday when the primary happens? Please wrangle an absentee ballot for yourself.

 

 

Republican Mimi Walters, representing California’s 45th district. Seven Democrats will run in the June 5, 2018 primary. It is a “Top-two” primary, in which only the top two vote-getters move on to the general. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_45th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Rodney Davis, representing Illinois’s 13th District. Five Democrats will run in the March 20, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Likely Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Illinois%27_13th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Leonard Lance, representing New Jersey’s 7th District. Seven Democrats and one other Republican will participate in the June 5, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean R.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey%27s_7th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Scott Taylor, representing Virginia’s 2nd District. Six Democrats and another Republican will run in the June 12, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Peter Roskham, representing Illinois’s 6th District. Seven Democrats will compete in the March 20, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Illinois%27_6th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Bruce Poliquin, representing Maine’s 2nd District. This is a crowded field, with six Democrats, four Independents, and a Green Party member all appearing in the June 12, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Maine%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Jason Lewis, representing Minnesota’s 2nd District. Two Democrats have committed to the August 14, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Minnesota%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Tom MacArthur, representing New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Two Democrats and a member of the Constitution Party will appear in the June 5, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Likely Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican John Faso, representing New York’s 19th District. Seven Democrats plus an Independent are in the June 26, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_19th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Ryan Costello, representing Pennsylvania’s 6th District.

Update March 25, 2018: Costello announced his retirement. This CNN story notes his change of heart and speculates it might have something to do with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court striking down the state’s gerrymandered map and mandating the use of a fairer map in November’s elections:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/24/politics/ryan-costello-pennsylvania/index.html

 

Two Democrats, including Chrissy Houlahan, will appear in the May 15, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Pennsylvania%27s_6th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

See OTYCD‘s post on Chrissy Houlahan:

https://onethingyoucando.com/2018/03/22/support-chrissy-houlahan-democratic-candidate-for-a-pennsylvania-house-seat-in-2018/

 

Republican David Young, representing Iowa’s 3rd District. Seven Democrats are running in the June 5, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Iowa%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Frank LoBiondo, representing New Jersey’s 2nd District. He has announced in November 2017 that he was retiring. Four Democrats and three Republicans will be on the primary ballot on June 5, 2018. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Democratic.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey%27s_2nd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Will Hurd, representing Texas’s 23rd District. Five Democrats and an additional Republican have committed to the March 6, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/Texas%27_23rd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Jeff Denham, representing California’s 10th District. Seven Democrats and two Independents will compete against Denham on June 5, 2018 in the top-two primary, which sends the top two vote-getters to the general election. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_10th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Stephen Knight, representing California’s 25th District. Knight will face seven Democrats in the top-two primary on June 5, 2018. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_25th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Ed Royce, representing California’s 39th District. In January 2018, Royce announced that he would not run again. Eight Democrats, including Mai Khanh Tran, will appear on the June 5, 2018 top-two primary ballot, as well as five Republicans and two Independents. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Lean Democratic.

https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_39th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Carlos Curbelo, representing Florida’s 26th District. Four Democrats will run in the August 28, 2018 primary. (District residents take note–late August means late summer. If you think you’ll be away on vacation on August 28, please see about getting an absentee ballot.) The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Florida%27s_26th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican David Valadao, representing California’s 21st District. As of mid-February 2018, there’s only one Democrat running in the June 5, 2018 primary. If no other candidates show up, she and Valadao will advance to the general election. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Likely Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/California%27s_21st_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican John Katko, representing New York’s 24th District. Five Democrats have committed to the June 26, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as Likely Republican.

https://ballotpedia.org/New_York%27s_24th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Mike Coffman, representing Colorado’s 6th District. Four Democrats and another Republican will run in the June 26, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado%27s_6th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Rod Blum, representing Iowa’s 1st District. Four Democrats will appear in the June 5, 2018 primary. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Iowa%27s_1st_Congressional_District_election_(June_5,_2018_Democratic_primary)

 

 

Republican Erik Paulsen, representing Minnesota’s 3rd District. Three Democrats are running in the August 14, 2018 primary. (District residents take note–mid-August means late summer. If you think you’ll be away on vacation on August 14, please see about getting an absentee ballot.) The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Minnesota%27s_3rd_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

Republican Barbara Comstock, representing Virginia’s 10th District. A total of eleven–yes, eleven–Democrats are in the June 12, 2018 primary, as well as an additional Republican. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a Toss-up.

https://ballotpedia.org/Virginia%27s_10th_Congressional_District_election,_2018

 

 

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A note: We at OTYCD intend to nurture and encourage the movement sparked by the Margory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by devoting one post at least every other week to gun safety-related issues.

 

The reason that the NRA has a death grip on Congress, and in particular, GOP Congressfolk, is that NRA members get off their asses and call if there’s a whisper of a muttering of a hint that a law might pass that could impose even the slightest imposition on ownership of guns in America.

 

That’s what the politicians are afraid of. It’s not just that some of them get metric buttloads of money for their campaigns from the NRA. Those who embrace the NRA’s outlook pounce on their phones and berate their representatives the instant they think their beloved guns are under threat.

 

So, yes, it’s on us to shout back.

 

We have to adopt the tactics of those who support the NRA.

 

We have to call our representatives often to make it damn clear that the status quo is unacceptable, and we want common-sense gun safety laws.

 

OTYCD will start out with one weekday post every two weeks, at minimum, that has to do with improving gun safety and pushing back against the NRA.

 

We do this in honor of the Parkland victims, and all victims of mass shootings in America, and everyone who has been fighting to change our laws on firearms all along.

 

If Trump finally bows to the will of Congress and imposes the sanctions against Russia for messing with the 2016 election, we will switch to devoting one post per week to these issues.

 

Honor the victims of the Parkland shooting, and all other shootings, by stepping up and calling your reps about common-sense gun safety laws, and by supporting politicians who have low grades from the NRA, and voting out those who do the NRA’s bidding.

 

#NeverAgain. For the love of all that is right and good, Never Again.

 

 

 

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