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Edward 'Ed' Whitfield

Edward 'Ed' Whitfield's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Edward 'Ed' Whitfield
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary May 20, 2014

Animals and Wildlife

2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 75%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 55%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 54%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 42%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 61
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 69%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 44
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 44%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 83%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 83%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 30%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 100
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 42
2006 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust - Positions 0%
2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2005-2006 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 63%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 16%
2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 85
2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 85%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 67%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 67%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 67%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 40%
2004 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 67
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 67
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 9%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 67%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 67%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 67%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 67%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 67%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 67%
2002 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 63%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 63%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 63%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 63%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 63%
2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 63%
2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 63%
2000 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 66%
2000 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 75
1999-2000 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 75%
1999 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 66%
1997 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 0%
1995-1996 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0%
1995 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25%

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