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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007-2008 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 8%
Rodney Alexander 25%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 67%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 75%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 58%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 92%
Brian Bilbray 42%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Kit Bond 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 92%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 42%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 42%
Henry Brown, Jr. 75%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 17%
Dan Burton 42%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 83%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 92%
Ben Chandler III 75%
Hillary Clinton 83%
Norm Coleman 67%
Kent Conrad 33%
Jerry Costello 50%
Larry Craig 17%
Artur Davis 50%
David Davis 8%
Geoff Davis 42%
Lincoln Davis 50%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 58%
Norm Dicks 108%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 17%
David Dreier 17%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Brad Ellsworth 42%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
John Ensign 67%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Russ Feingold 67%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 83%
Gabrielle Giffords 75%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 17%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 17%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 92%
Jane Harman 67%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Baron Hill 67%
Maurice Hinchey 108%
Paul Hodes 83%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 58%
Kay Hutchison 17%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Tim Johnson 42%
Steve Kagen 50%
Paul Kanjorski 42%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Ron Klein 92%
Herb Kohl 83%
Dennis Kucinich 108%
Jon Kyl 17%
Ray LaHood 17%
Steve LaTourette 92%
Frank Lautenberg 117%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 33%
Dick Lugar 33%
Dan Lungren 8%
Connie Mack IV 8%
Don Manzullo 17%
Jim Marshall 42%
Melquiades Martinez 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
John McHugh 67%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 58%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 50%
Brad Miller 83%
Harry Mitchell 75%
Alan Mollohan 67%
Dennis Moore 100%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 75%
Sue Myrick 25%
Ben Nelson 17%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 58%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 92%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 42%
George Radanovich 17%
Denny Rehberg 33%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Ciro Rodriguez 42%
Mike Ross 58%
Steve Rothman 83%
Ken Salazar 50%
William Sali 8%
Jean Schmidt 42%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 83%
John Shadegg 8%
Heath Shuler 67%
Ike Skelton 50%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 67%
Hilda Solis 75%
Mark Souder 8%
Zack Space 42%
Arlen Specter 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 83%
Bart Stupak 58%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
Betty Sutton 108%
Tom Tancredo 8%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 50%
Todd Tiahrt 8%
Ed Towns 108%
George Voinovich 0%
Zach Wamp 8%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 75%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 58%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 83%
Bill Young 58%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 117%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 117%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 67%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 117%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 108%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 58%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 108%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 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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