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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
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%

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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