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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Anthony Adams 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Tom Ammiano 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 15 James Beall, Jr. Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Sam Blakeslee 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA Council Member 3 Bob Blumenfield 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
Joan Buchanan 100%
Ron Calderon 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
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%
Amina Carter 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 100%
Ellen Corbett 100%
Joe Coto 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Hector De La Torre 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 24 Kevin de Leon Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
Mike Eng 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Noreen Evans 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Mike Feuer 100%
Nathan Fletcher 100%
Dean Florez 100%
Paul Fong 100%
CA Council Member 7 Felipe Fuentes 100%
Warren Furutani 100%
CA State Senate 5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Diane Harkey Republican 100%
Mary Hayashi 100%
CA State Senate 22 Edward Hernandez Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 13 Gerald Hill Democratic 100%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Alyson Huber 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Christine Kehoe 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 11 Mark Leno Democratic 100%
Carl Levin 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 100%
Bonnie Lowenthal 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
CA State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma Democratic 100%
Abel Maldonado 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
CA State Senate 32 Tony Mendoza Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
George Miller 100%
CA State Senate 17 Bill Monning Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
Pedro Nava 100%
CA State Senate 27 Fran Pavley Democratic 100%
John Pérez 100%
Manuel Pérez 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
Anthony Portantino, Jr. 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
Ira Ruskin 100%
CA Mayor At-Large Mary Salas 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor 5 Joe Simitian Democratic 100%
Cameron Smyth 100%
Jose Solorio 100%
Darrell Steinberg 100%
Tony Strickland 100%
Audra Strickland 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
Sandré Swanson 100%
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Non-partisan 100%
Alberto Torrico 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
Patricia Wiggins 100%
CA State Senate 3 Lois Wolk Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Mariko Yamada 100%
Neil Abercrombie 92%
Gary Ackerman 92%
Shelley Berkley 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 92%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 92%
Maurice Hinchey 92%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 92%
Ron Klein 92%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 92%
Carolyn McCarthy 92%
Jim Moran, Jr. 92%
John Olver 92%
Donald Payne 92%
Steve Rothman 92%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 92%
John Tierney 92%
Anthony Weiner 92%
Robert Wexler 92%
David Wu 92%
CA State Senate 39 Martin Block Democratic 88%
Anna Caballero 88%
Charles Calderon 88%
Wesley Chesbro 88%
Lou Correa 88%
Bill Emmerson 88%
CA State Senate 35 Isadore Hall III Democratic 88%
CA State Senate 9 Loni Hancock Democratic 88%
CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Democratic 88%
CA Council Member 2 Paul Krekorian 88%
Brian Nestande 88%
Lori Saldaña 88%
Nancy Skinner 88%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 88%
Van Tran 88%
Roderick Wright 88%
Leland Yee 88%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Mike Castle 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 85%
Norm Dicks 85%
Jim Gerlach 85%
Phil Hare 85%
Jane Harman 85%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 85%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 85%
Brad Miller 85%
Dennis Moore 85%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 85%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 85%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
Pete Stark 85%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 85%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 85%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 83%
Roland Burris 83%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 83%
Chris Dodd 83%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 83%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 83%
CA Council Member 9 Curren Price, Jr. 83%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 83%

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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