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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 8%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 46%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 1 Ted Gaines Republican 63%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 4 Jim Nielsen Republican 63%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 75%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 16 Jean Fuller Republican 63%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 22 Ed Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 25 Carol Liu Democratic 75%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 29 Robert Huff Republican 63%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 63%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 88%
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Democratic 75%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 88%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
CA Supervisor 1 Kevin Jeffries 75%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 75%
CA Supervisor 4 Curt Hagman 63%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 38%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 88%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 50%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 83%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization George Runner, Jr. Republican 38%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 54%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 85%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 62%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 54%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 23%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 54%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 62%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 69%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 62%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 31%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 54%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 46%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 62%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 69%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 77%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 31%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 38%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 15%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 62%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 69%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 54%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 77%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 46%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 23%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 54%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%

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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