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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100+
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Todd Akin 28
Rodney Alexander 28
Wayne Allard 20
Thomas Allen 100
Rob Andrews 85
Joe Baca, Sr. 56
Brian Baird 70
Richard Hugh Baker 14
J. Gresham Barrett 42
Roscoe Bartlett 100+
Max Baucus 20
Evan Bayh 80
Melissa Bean 70
Bob Bennett 40
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 85
Marion Berry 14
Judy Biggert 100
Jeff Bingaman 0
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14
Mary Bono Mack 85
Dan Boren 14
Leonard Boswell 28
Rick Boucher 42
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14
Henry Brown, Jr. 70
Ginny Brown-Waite 28
Jim Bunning 20
Dan Burton 70
Steve Buyer 14
Robert Byrd 80
Chris Cannon 0
Dennis Cardoza 28
Russ Carnahan 85
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 100
Ben Chandler III 42
Hillary Clinton 100+
Norm Coleman 60
Kent Conrad 20
Jerry Costello 85
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 56
Barbara Cubin 42
Artur Davis 70
Geoff Davis 56
Jo Ann Davis 70
Lincoln Davis 28
Thomas Davis III 85
Bill Delahunt 85
James DeMint 40
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 60
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 20
Thelma Drake 14
David Dreier 70
Chet Edwards 14
Vern Ehlers 56
Jo Ann Emerson 28
Philip English 100+
John Ensign 100
Bob Etheridge 70
Terry Everett 56
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 60
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 56
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70
Barney Frank 85
Elton Gallegly 70
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Paul Gillmor 42
Charlie Gonzalez 85
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42
Bart Gordon 42
Judd Gregg 40
Jane Harman 56
Robert Hayes 14
Wally Herger, Jr. 28
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 70
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 42
Darlene Hooley 85
Kenny Hulshof 28
Duncan Hunter 42
Kay Hutchison 20
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42
Daniel Inouye 80
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85
William Jefferson 56
Tim Johnson 56
Paul Kanjorski 70
Ric Keller 70
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100+
Patrick Kennedy 85
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70
Joseph Knollenberg 28
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 56
Jon Kyl 40
Ray LaHood 28
Tom Lantos 100+
Steve LaTourette 100
Frank Lautenberg 100+
Jerry Lewis 28
Ron Lewis 42
Joe Lieberman 100+
Blanche Lincoln 0
John Linder 70
Trent Lott, Sr. 40
Dick Lugar 60
Dan Lungren 42
Connie Mack IV 28
Don Manzullo 28
Jim Marshall 28
Melquiades Martinez 40
Thaddeus McCotter 70
James McCrery III 28
John McHugh 42
Michael McNulty 100
Martin Meehan 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14
Brad Miller 85
Alan Mollohan 56
Dennis Moore 100
Jack Murtha 42
Marilyn Musgrave 28
Sue Myrick 56
Ben Nelson 40
Jim Oberstar 14
Dave Obey 42
John Olver 85
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42
Ron Paul 14
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 14
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0
Todd Platts 85
Earl Pomeroy 28
Jon Porter, Sr. 56
Deborah Pryce 56
George Radanovich 14
James Ramstad 70
Ralph Regula 56
Denny Rehberg 14
Richard Renzi 56
Silvestre Reyes 56
Thomas Reynolds 42
Mike Ross 14
Steve Rothman 85
Ken Salazar 0
Jim Saxton 100
John Shadegg 14
Christopher Shays 100
Ike Skelton 28
Gordon Smith 20
Olympia Snowe 100+
Vic Snyder 56
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 28
Arlen Specter 100+
John Spratt, Jr. 100
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 28
Ted Stevens 60
Bart Stupak 42
John Sullivan 14
John Sununu 20
Tom Tancredo 28
John Tanner 56
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 56
Craig Thomas 0
Todd Tiahrt 14
Ed Towns 70
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 56
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 56
Zach Wamp 28
John Warner 60
Diane Watson 85
Mel Watt 56
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 28
Gerald Weller 85
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 42
Lynn Woolsey 100

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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