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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2004 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100
Brian Baird 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
Hillary Clinton 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
Bill Delahunt 100
Chris Dodd 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 100
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100
Dennis Kucinich 100
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
Tom Lantos 100
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100
Frank Lautenberg 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
Joe Lieberman 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
Martin Meehan 100
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
Steve Rothman 100
Paul Sarbanes 100
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
Christopher Shays 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100
Hilda Solis 100
Pete Stark 100
Ellen Tauscher 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100
Ed Towns 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
Anthony Weiner 100
Robert Wexler 100
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
Rob Andrews 89
Roscoe Bartlett 89
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89
Jerry Costello 89
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89
Norm Dicks 89
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89
Lane Evans 89
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89
Harold Ford, Jr. 89
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89
Dale Kildee 89
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 89
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 89
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89
Michael McNulty 89
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89
Brad Miller 89
John Olver 89
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89
Albert Wynn 89
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80
Kent Conrad 80
Jon Corzine 80
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80
Russ Feingold 80
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80
James Merrill Jeffords 80
Herb Kohl 80
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80
Olympia Snowe 80
Arlen Specter 80
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80
Thomas Allen 78
Charlie Bass 78
Howard Berman 78
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78
Sherwood Boehlert 78
Julia Carson 78
Edward Case 78
Mike Castle 78
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78
Vern Ehlers 78
Michael Ferguson 78
Elton Gallegly 78
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 78
Mark Green 78
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 78
Jane Harman 78
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78
Maurice Hinchey 78
Darlene Hooley 78
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 78
Nancy Johnson 78
James Leach 78
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 78
Dennis Moore 78
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 78
Jim Oberstar 78
Major Owens 78
Donald Payne 78
James Ramstad 78
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 78
Martin Olav Sabo 78
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 78
Vic Snyder 78
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67
Judy Biggert 67
Michael Bilirakis 67
Rick Boucher 67
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67
James Davis 67
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67
Charlie Gonzalez 67
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67
Sue Kelly 67
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 67
Todd Platts 67
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67
Jim Saxton 67
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 67
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67
John Spratt, Jr. 67
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67
Diane Watson 67
Mel Watt 67
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60
Max Baucus 60

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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