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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2012 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 56%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 27%
Rob Andrews 72%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 36%
Roscoe Bartlett 72%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 28%
Rick Berg 0%
Shelley Berkley 81%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 54%
Brian Bilbray 36%
Jeff Bingaman 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 45%
Dan Boren 9%
Leonard Boswell 27%
Scott Brown 85%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
Dan Burton 27%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Dennis Cardoza 18%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Ben Chandler III 18%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Kent Conrad 28%
Jerry Costello 36%
Chip Cravaack 9%
Mark Critz 36%
Geoff Davis 0%
James DeMint 42%
Norm Dicks 81%
Robert Dold 90%
David Dreier 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Bob Filner 81%
Barney Frank 63%
Elton Gallegly 72%
Charlie Gonzalez 72%
Frank Guinta 27%
Nan Hayworth 81%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 90%
Kathy Hochul 9%
Thomas Holden 36%
Kay Hutchison 42%
Daniel Inouye 56%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
Tim Johnson 72%
Walter Jones, Sr. 45%
Larry Kissell 36%
Herb Kohl 70%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 42%
Jeff Landry 0%
Steve LaTourette 45%
Frank Lautenberg 85%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 85%
Dick Lugar 42%
Dan Lungren 18%
Connie Mack IV 18%
Don Manzullo 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 27%
Brad Miller 63%
Sue Myrick 18%
Ben Nelson 28%
John Olver 81%
Ron Paul 18%
Todd Platts 63%
Ben Quayle 9%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 90%
David Rivera 45%
Mike Ross 9%
Steve Rothman 90%
Bobby Schilling 9%
Jean Schmidt 0%
Heath Shuler 18%
Olympia Snowe 28%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 18%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Joe Walsh 18%
Mel Watt 45%
Jim Webb, Jr. 14%
Allen West 36%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Bill Young 54%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 81%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 9%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 56%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 72%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 54%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 42%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 54%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 63%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 56%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 81%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 42%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 81%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 36%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 56%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 45%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 18%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 72%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 90%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 9%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 63%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 85%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 54%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 70%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 18%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 42%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 56%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 72%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 45%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 72%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 54%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 90%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 42%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 45%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 5 Dan Kildee Democratic 81%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 27%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 85%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 54%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 72%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 81%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 72%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 90%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 72%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney 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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