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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Dennis Moore 63%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
Dave Obey 63%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 63%
Deborah Pryce 63%
Timothy Roemer 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 63%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 63%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63%
Vic Snyder 63%
Gene Taylor 63%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
Gerald Weller 63%
Wayne Allard 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Robert Byrd 60%
Thomas Daschle 60%
Byron Dorgan 60%
John Edwards 60%
Russ Feingold 60%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 60%
Daniel Inouye 60%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
Bob Kerrey 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 60%
Olympia Snowe 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 50%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Clement 50%
Gary Condit 50%
Christopher Cox 50%
James Davis 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
Ronald Klink 50%
James Kolbe 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50%
David Minge 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Edward Pease 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
Joe Scarborough 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
Ted Strickland 50%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Max Baucus 40%
Bob Bennett 40%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Ben Campbell 40%
Kent Conrad 40%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40%
William Frist 40%
Rodney Grams 40%
Judd Gregg 40%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
Jon Kyl 40%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 40%
Dick Lugar 40%
Connie Mack 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40%
Craig Thomas 40%
John Warner 40%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
Merrill Cook 38%
Chet Edwards 38%
Thomas Ewing 38%
Ernest Fletcher 38%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38%
William Goodling 38%
Bart Gordon 38%
Porter Goss 38%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 38%
Henry Hyde 38%
William Jefferson 38%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
Steven Kuykendall 38%
Ray LaHood 38%
Bill McCollum 38%
Dan Miller 38%
Sue Myrick 38%
Doug Ose 38%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
Owen Pickett 38%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 38%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 38%
Silvestre Reyes 38%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 38%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
Jim Saxton 38%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 38%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 38%
Norman Sisisky 38%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
Karen Thurman 38%
Marion Berry 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Leonard Boswell 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25%
Eva Clayton 25%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
James DeMint 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Mark Foley 25%
Jonas Frost III 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
David Lee Hobson 25%
Thomas Holden 25%
Asa Hutchinson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Stephen Largent 25%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 25%
Jerry Lewis 25%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 25%
Matthew Martinez 25%
James McCrery III 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Michael Oxley 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 25%
Ronnie Shows 25%
Bart Stupak 25%
John Sununu 25%
James Talent 25%
James Turner 25%
Mel Watt 25%
David Weldon 25%
Heather Wilson 25%
Bill Young 25%
John Ashcroft 20%
Kit Bond 20%
John Breaux 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 20%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
Jesse Helms 20%
Ernest Hollings 20%
Blanche Lincoln 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20%
Strom Thurmond 20%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
Bill Archer 13%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 13%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 13%

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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