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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Blanche Lincoln 20%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 25%
Dick Lugar 40%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 40%
James Maloney 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 25%
Frank Mascara 63%
Robert Matsui 75%
Karen McCarthy 88%
Bill McCollum 38%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 13%
Scott McInnis 13%
David McIntosh 13%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 63%
Jack Metcalf 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Dan Miller 38%
David Minge 50%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 63%
John Moakley 88%
Alan Mollohan 13%
Dennis Moore 63%
Constance Morella 88%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 13%
Sue Myrick 38%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Robert William Ney 13%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 75%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 13%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 63%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13%
Doug Ose 38%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 25%
Ronald Packard 13%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 88%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 13%
David Phelps 88%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Owen Pickett 38%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
John Edward Porter 88%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Jack Quinn 13%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 50%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
Thomas Reynolds 13%
Bob Riley 13%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88%
Charles Robb 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Timothy Roemer 63%
James Rogan 13%
William Roth, Jr. 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
Marge Roukema 75%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 38%
Joe Scarborough 50%
Robert Schaffer 13%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 13%
Ronnie Shows 25%
E.G. Shuster 13%
Norman Sisisky 38%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Ike Skelton 13%
Gordon Smith 80%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Vic Snyder 63%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 60%
Floyd Spence 13%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 13%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sununu 25%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 25%
Tom Tancredo 75%
John Tanner 13%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 13%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 40%
William Thomas 13%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 38%
Strom Thurmond 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 88%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
James Turner 25%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 13%
Zach Wamp 50%
John Warner 40%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 25%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 63%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Heather Wilson 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 13%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 63%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin 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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