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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2011-2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 42%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 56%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 42%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 28%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 14%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 42%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 18%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 42%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 42%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 56%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 70%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 28%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 28%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 14%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 72%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 42%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 56%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 42%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 42%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 56%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 42%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 9%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 28%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 28%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 28%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 70%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 56%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 56%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 42%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 56%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 28%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 56%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 42%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 28%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 28%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 42%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 42%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 14%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 42%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 42%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 42%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 56%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 42%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 70%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 42%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 42%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 14%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 42%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 85%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 42%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 42%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 56%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 42%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 9%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 42%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 42%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 14%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 42%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 42%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 42%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 28%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 28%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 85%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 70%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 42%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 42%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 28%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 42%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 42%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 18%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 9%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 72%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 Tim Griffin Republican 9%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 18%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 54%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 54%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 45%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 63%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 27%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 72%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 18%
CO U.S. House 4 Cory Gardner Republican 9%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 45%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 2 Steve Southerland Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 63%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 18%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 10 Paul Broun Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 9%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 9%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 72%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 18%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 9%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 27%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 9%

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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