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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 70
Gary Ackerman 100+
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 56
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 28
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 20
Rodney Alexander 28
Wayne Allard 20
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 85
Joe Baca, Sr. 56
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 28
Brian Baird 70
Richard Hugh Baker 14
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
J. Gresham Barrett 42
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 14
Roscoe Bartlett 100+
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 28
Max Baucus 20
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 70
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 70
Bob Bennett 40
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 85
Marion Berry 14
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80
Judy Biggert 100
Jeff Bingaman 0
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 28
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 14
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100+
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 14
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 14
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14
Mary Bono Mack 85
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 42
Dan Boren 14
Leonard Boswell 28
Rick Boucher 42
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 14
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 14
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85
Henry Brown, Jr. 70
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 28
Jim Bunning 20
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 42
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 20
Dan Burton 70
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 42
Steve Buyer 14
Robert Byrd 80
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 56
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 14
Chris Cannon 0
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 14
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100+
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 85
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85
Dennis Cardoza 28
Russ Carnahan 85
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100
Julia Carson 100
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 14
Mike Castle 100
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 20
Ben Chandler III 42
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 100+
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 28
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 14
Norm Coleman 60
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100+
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 14
Kent Conrad 20
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 28
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 28
Jerry Costello 85
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 56
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 42
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100
Barbara Cubin 42
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 28
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 14
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85
Artur Davis 70
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
Geoff Davis 56
Jo Ann Davis 70
Lincoln Davis 28
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
Thomas Davis III 85
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 42
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100+
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70
Bill Delahunt 85
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
James DeMint 40
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 56
Norm Dicks 100
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 14
Chris Dodd 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85
Elizabeth Dole 60
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 20
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 85
Thelma Drake 14
David Dreier 70
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 14
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
Chet Edwards 14
Vern Ehlers 56
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 85
Jo Ann Emerson 28
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
Philip English 100+
John Ensign 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
Bob Etheridge 70
Terry Everett 56
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100+
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 60
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100+
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 56
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 56
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 28
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 14
Barney Frank 85
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 42
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85
Elton Gallegly 70
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 14
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Paul Gillmor 42
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 28
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0
Charlie Gonzalez 85
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14
Bart Gordon 42
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 40
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 14
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 56
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85
Judd Gregg 40
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 40
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 70
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60
Jane Harman 56
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 28
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 20
Robert Hayes 14
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 14
Wally Herger, Jr. 28
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85
Maurice Hinchey 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 0
David Lee Hobson 70
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 42
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 70
Darlene Hooley 85

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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