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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tom Perriello 46%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 46%
Mike Ross 46%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 46%
John Tanner 46%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 46%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 46%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 46%
Roy Ashburn 38%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 38%
John Boccieri 38%
Dan Boren 38%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 38%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Dan Burton 38%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 38%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 38%
Dennis Cardoza 38%
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo Democratic 38%
Travis Childers 38%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 38%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Steve Driehaus 38%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Brad Ellsworth 38%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 38%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 38%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 38%
Baron Hill 38%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 38%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 38%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Betsy Markey 38%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 38%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 38%
Ciro Rodriguez 38%
George Runner, Jr. 38%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 38%
Ike Skelton 38%
Zack Space 38%
Bart Stupak 38%
Gene Taylor 38%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
Max Baucus 33%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
Ted Kaufman 33%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
Christopher Carney 31%
Jerry Costello 31%
Jo Ann Emerson 31%
Paul Kanjorski 31%
Larry Kissell 31%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 31%
Sue Myrick 31%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 31%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 31%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 31%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 31%
Jean Schmidt 31%
Heath Shuler 31%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 31%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 31%
Jenny Oropeza 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 23%
Rodney Alexander 23%
Steve Austria 23%
Leonard Boswell 23%
Ginny Brown-Waite 23%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 23%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 23%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 23%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 23%
Chris Lee 23%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 23%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 23%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 23%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 23%
Earl Pomeroy 23%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 23%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 23%
Denny Rehberg 23%
IL U.S. House 18 Aaron Schock Republican 23%
Harry Teague 23%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 23%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 23%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
Evan Bayh 17%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 17%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
Byron Dorgan 17%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 17%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
Dick Lugar 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 17%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 17%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
Jim Webb, Jr. 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 15%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 15%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 15%
Geoff Davis 15%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 15%
David Dreier 15%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 15%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 15%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 15%
Dan Lungren 15%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 15%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 15%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 15%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 15%
Mark Souder 15%
Cliff Stearns 15%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 15%
Dennis Hollingsworth 13%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 8%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 8%
Bobby Bright 8%
Steve Buyer 8%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 8%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 8%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 8%
John Linder 8%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 8%
Connie Mack IV 8%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 8%
George Radanovich 8%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 8%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 8%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 8%
Todd Akin 0%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
Bob Bennett 0%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
Kit Bond 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
Kent Conrad 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
James DeMint 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Pete Hoekstra 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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