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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007-2008 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 108%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 58%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 17%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 17%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 33%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 83%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 92%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 108%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 108%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 33%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 42%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 67%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 108%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 33%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 58%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 108%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 42%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 17%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 17%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 42%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 42%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 108%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 92%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 117%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 17%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 42%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 17%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 33%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 33%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 58%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 83%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 17%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 17%
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%

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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