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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 0%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 10%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
John Mica 10%
Mike Michaud 90%
Barbara Mikulski 80%
Candice Miller 40%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 90%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 90%
Harry Mitchell 90%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 80%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 60%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Ed Pastor 90%
Donald Payne 80%
John Peterson 10%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Joe Pitts 10%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 30%
Mark Pryor 40%
Adam Putnam 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 80%
Charlie Rangel 90%
Ralph Regula 10%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Rogers 10%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 60%
Ken Salazar 60%
William Sali 0%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jim Saxton 60%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 80%
Heath Shuler 60%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 80%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sununu 40%
Betty Sutton 90%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 70%
Lee Terry 20%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
Mark Udall 90%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 20%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 90%
Ed Whitfield 30%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 90%
Heather Wilson 20%
Frank Wolf 60%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 30%

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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