Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 36%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 7%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 73%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 91%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 7%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 91%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 91%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 7%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 33%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 47%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 91%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 7%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 7%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 7%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 7%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 7%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 27%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 93%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 82%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 27%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 93%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 7%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 64%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 7%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 7%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 53%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 13%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 7%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 60%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 7%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 87%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 7%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 47%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 93%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 7%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 7%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 7%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 73%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 7%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 93%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 47%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 7%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 87%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 7%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 64%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 64%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 93%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 7%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 13%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 73%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 7%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 53%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 7%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 7%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 20%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 93%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 7%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 87%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 40%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 13%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 93%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 82%
Rodney Alexander 27%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 93%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 47%
Brian Baird 93%
Richard Hugh Baker 7%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 36%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 7%
Bob Bennett 0%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 13%
Jeff Bingaman 82%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 7%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 13%
Robert Byrd 73%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 67%
Chris Chocola 0%
Norm Coleman 18%
Kent Conrad 64%
Jon Corzine 91%
Jerry Costello 87%
Christopher Cox 7%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 40%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 7%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 7%
Norm Dicks 100%
Elizabeth Dole 9%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Byron Dorgan 55%
David Dreier 7%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 7%
Philip English 20%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 73%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 7%
Russ Feingold 91%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 13%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 13%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 9%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gibbons 7%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Judd Gregg 36%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 7%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 7%
Thomas Holden 73%
Darlene Hooley 93%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Kenny Hulshof 7%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 13%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Nancy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 91%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 7%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
James Leach 80%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 7%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
John Linder 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 9%
Jim Marshall 53%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 7%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Alan Mollohan 60%
Dennis Moore 93%
Jack Murtha 60%
Marilyn Musgrave 7%
Sue Myrick 7%
Robert William Ney 7%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 7%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 60%
Dave Obey 93%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 47%
Thomas William Osborne 7%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 7%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 13%
Earl Pomeroy 47%
Jon Porter, Sr. 13%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 13%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Richard Renzi 7%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Ross 40%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 7%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 91%
Jim Saxton 73%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 87%
Ike Skelton 53%
Gordon Smith 18%
Olympia Snowe 55%
Vic Snyder 93%
Hilda Solis 100%
Arlen Specter 27%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 87%
John Sullivan 7%
John Sununu 18%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 60%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 7%
Ed Towns 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 93%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 27%
Zach Wamp 7%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 7%
Gerald Weller 7%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 7%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 93%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 7%

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