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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 80%
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%
Spencer Bachus 20%
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%
Tim Bishop 100%
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%
Dave Camp 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 47%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 67%
Lincoln Chafee 64%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Howard Coble 7%
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%
John Dingell 93%
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 Gerlach 47%
Jim Gibbons 7%
Wayne Gilchrest 47%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
Judd Gregg 36%
Gilbert Gutknecht 7%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 13%
Tom Harkin 91%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 7%
Melissa Hart 0%
Doc Hastings 7%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 7%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 7%
Thomas Holden 73%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
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%
Timothy Johnson 64%
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%
Jack Kingston 7%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 91%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 27%
Tom Latham 7%
Steve LaTourette 7%
Frank Lautenberg 91%
James Leach 80%
Carl Levin 82%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 7%
Blanche Lincoln 45%
John Linder 7%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 9%
Jim Marshall 53%
Jim Matheson 53%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
James McCrery III 13%
John McHugh 7%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 7%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Mike Michaud 80%
George Miller 100%
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%
Ed Pastor 100%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Todd Platts 13%
Earl Pomeroy 47%
Jon Porter, Sr. 13%
Mark Pryor 55%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 93%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 13%
Denny Rehberg 7%
Richard Renzi 7%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Mike Rogers 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%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
Arlen Specter 27%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 7%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 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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