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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 50%
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Anthony Adams 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
John Adler 77%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
Rodney Alexander 23%
Elaine Alquist 63%
Jason Altmire 54%
Tom Ammiano 100%
CA State Senate 38 Joel Anderson Republican 63%
Rob Andrews 100%
Juan Arambula 75%
Michael Arcuri 69%
Roy Ashburn 38%
Steve Austria 23%
Joe Baca, Sr. 46%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 15%
Brian Baird 69%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 77%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
John Barrow 38%
Roscoe Bartlett 62%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 33%
Evan Bayh 17%
CA State Senate 15 Jim Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
Melissa Bean 62%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 62%
Mark Begich 17%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
Bob Bennett 0%
CA Supervisor 4 John Benoit 75%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 46%
Bill Berryhill 50%
CA State Senate 8 Tom Berryhill Republican 75%
Judy Biggert 62%
Brian Bilbray 46%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 46%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
Tim Bishop 77%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boccieri 38%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 8%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Rick Boucher 46%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 38%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
Bruce Braley 62%
Bobby Bright 8%
Paul Broun 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
Henry Brown, Jr. 77%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Ginny Brown-Waite 23%
Joan Buchanan 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 62%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
Roland Burris 83%
Dan Burton 38%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 54%
Steve Buyer 8%
Robert Byrd 67%
Anna Caballero 88%
Charles Calderon 88%
Ron Calderon 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 54%
Dave Camp 38%
John Campbell III 54%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
Joseph Cao 46%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
Russ Carnahan 62%
Christopher Carney 31%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 8%
Amina Carter 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
Mike Castle 85%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 54%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 38%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 62%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
Travis Childers 38%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 46%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 15%
CA Council Member 6 David Cogdill 50%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 15%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 0%
Connie Conway 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
Ellen Corbett 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
Lou Correa 88%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
Jerry Costello 31%
Joe Coto 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
Dave Cox 63%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 23%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 62%
Artur Davis 46%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
Geoff Davis 15%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Mike Davis 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 69%
Bill Delahunt 77%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
James DeMint 0%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 46%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 50%
Charles DeVore 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 54%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 46%
Norm Dicks 85%
John Dingell 54%
Chris Dodd 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 54%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 46%
Byron Dorgan 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
David Dreier 15%
Steve Driehaus 38%
Denise Ducheny 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
Robert Dutton 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 77%
Chet Edwards 46%
Vern Ehlers 38%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 77%
Brad Ellsworth 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Bill Emmerson 88%
Mike Eng 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
John Ensign 50%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo 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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