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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
John Hall 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
William Jefferson 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 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%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Rob Andrews 90%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Brian Baird 90%
Melissa Bean 90%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
Shelley Berkley 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
Mike Castle 90%
Ben Chandler III 90%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
Jerry Costello 90%
Lincoln Davis 90%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 90%
Bob Etheridge 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Bob Filner 90%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90%
Bart Gordon 90%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 90%
Phil Hare 90%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 90%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 90%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 90%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 90%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 90%
Brad Miller 90%
Harry Mitchell 90%
Dennis Moore 90%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 90%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 90%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 90%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 90%
Betty Sutton 90%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 90%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 90%
Mel Watt 90%
Robert Wexler 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
Christopher Carney 80%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 80%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
Robert Cramer 80%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 80%
Artur Davis 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Baron Hill 80%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%

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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