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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 20%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 27%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 11%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 20%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 47%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 87%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 73%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 73%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 60%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 73%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 13%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 20%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 60%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 33%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 80%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 87%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 44%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 73%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 40%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 33%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 53%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 13%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 60%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 11%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 40%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 87%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 40%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 53%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 20%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 78%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 67%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 87%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 53%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 13%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 13%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 22%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 80%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 27%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 80%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 40%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 13%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 47%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 44%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 27%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 73%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 33%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 93%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 87%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 53%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 44%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 47%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 27%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 40%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 40%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 87%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 13%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 80%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 13%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 33%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 7%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 60%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 22%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 60%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 73%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 13%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 22%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 47%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 27%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 33%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 87%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 47%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 33%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 73%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 87%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 60%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 80%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 87%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 73%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 60%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 78%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 53%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 87%

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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