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Joe Donnelly, Sr.

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Joe Donnelly, Sr.
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 0%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 29%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 75%
2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 33%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 13%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 50%
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 57%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 53%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 46%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 63%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 50%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 50
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 70%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 34

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