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Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Full Name: Thad Cochran
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/1978
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Runoff June 24, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 0%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 16%
2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 22%
2011-2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 42%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 20%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25%
2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 11%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 17%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 19
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 9%
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 83%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 7
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 50
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 20
2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 20%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 20%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 0%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 0%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 0
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 0%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 0%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 0%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 0%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 25%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 25%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 25%
2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 25%
2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25%
2000 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 25%
2000 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 20
1999-2000 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 20%
1999 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25%
1995-1996 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0%
1995 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 25%
1993-1994 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 5%

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