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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 70
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 56
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 14
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100+
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 70
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 28
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 70
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 56
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 28
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 42
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 85
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 14
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 85
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0
Neil Abercrombie 70
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
Spencer Bachus 28
Brian Baird 70
Richard Hugh Baker 14
J. Gresham Barrett 42
John Barrow 14
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
Tim Bishop 85
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
Dave Camp 14
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 14
Dennis Cardoza 28
Russ Carnahan 85
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 100
Saxby Chambliss 20
Ben Chandler III 42
Hillary Clinton 100+
Howard Coble 28
Thomas Coburn 0
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
John Dingell 14
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
Jim Gerlach 100
Wayne Gilchrest 56
Paul Gillmor 42
Phil Gingrey 28
Charlie Gonzalez 85
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42
Bart Gordon 42
Judd Gregg 40
Charles Hagel 40
Ralph Hall 70
Tom Harkin 60
Jane Harman 56
Doc Hastings 28
Robert Hayes 14
Wally Herger, Jr. 28
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42
Maurice Hinchey 100
David Lee Hobson 70
Pete Hoekstra 42
Thomas Holden 42
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
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
Timothy Johnson 40
Paul Kanjorski 70
Ric Keller 70
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100+
Patrick Kennedy 85
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70
Jack Kingston 14
Joseph Knollenberg 28
Herb Kohl 60
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 56
Jon Kyl 40
Ray LaHood 28
Mary Landrieu 60
Tom Lantos 100+
Tom Latham 28
Steve LaTourette 100
Frank Lautenberg 100+
Carl Levin 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
Jim Matheson 14
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 70
James McCrery III 28
John McHugh 42
Mike McIntyre 42
Buck McKeon 42
Michael McNulty 100
Martin Meehan 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14
Mike Michaud 85
Gary Miller 28
George Miller 100
Brad Miller 85
Alan Mollohan 56
Dennis Moore 100
Jim Moran, Jr. 85
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
Ed Pastor 42
Ron Paul 14
Donald Payne 100
John Peterson 14
Tom Petri 28

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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