Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 64%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 6%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 83%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 93%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 88%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 81%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 88%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 63%
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 88%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 75%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 63%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 73%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 94%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 31%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 44%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 31%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 18%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 9%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 13%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 44%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 67%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 93%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 88%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 19%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 19%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 19%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 83%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 63%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 94%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 83%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 44%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 18%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal 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 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
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 81%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 88%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 82%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 94%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 6%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 94%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 82%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 82%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 87%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 73%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 27%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 87%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 94%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 13%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 81%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 25%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 6%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 94%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 94%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 93%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 69%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 94%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 6%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 19%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 81%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
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 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 88%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 6%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 94%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 13%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 31%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 82%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 80%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 6%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 63%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 25%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 94%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 11%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 27%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 7%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 10%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 6%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 19%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 13%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 7%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 63%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 33%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 56%
VI U.S. House-Delegate Donna Christensen D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 91%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 75%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 81%
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 19%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 94%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 91%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 31%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 94%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 20%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 69%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 81%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 82%
Melissa Bean 94%
Bob Bennett 18%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 33%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 9%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 8%
Eric Cantor 6%
Dennis Cardoza 69%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 94%
Ben Chandler III 94%
Travis Childers 100%
Norm Coleman 44%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 88%
Larry Craig 10%
Artur Davis 81%
David Davis 13%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 81%
Bill Delahunt 88%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
Norm Dicks 94%
Byron Dorgan 73%
David Dreier 7%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 75%
Brad Ellsworth 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 19%
John Ensign 22%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 88%
Luis Fortuño 17%
Barney Frank 93%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 87%
Judd Gregg 22%
John Hall 100%
Phil Hare 88%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
Baron Hill 81%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 81%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 31%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
Tim Johnson 69%
Steve Kagen 81%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
Ron Klein 87%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 10%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 7%
Dick Lugar 27%
Dan Lungren 6%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Don Manzullo 6%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
John McHugh 44%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 81%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 63%
Brad Miller 88%
Harry Mitchell 94%
Alan Mollohan 81%
Dennis Moore 87%
Patrick Murphy 75%
Jack Murtha 81%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 64%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
Donald Payne 100%
Todd Platts 69%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
George Radanovich 6%
Denny Rehberg 13%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Laura Richardson 71%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Ken Salazar 82%
William Sali 6%
Jean Schmidt 13%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 6%
Heath Shuler 60%
Ike Skelton 73%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Vic Snyder 81%
Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Souder 19%
Zack Space 69%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sullivan 13%
John Sununu 36%
Betty Sutton 88%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 73%
Todd Tiahrt 13%
Ed Towns 94%
George Voinovich 18%
Zach Wamp 19%
Diane Watson 94%
Mel Watt 93%
Jim Webb, Jr. 73%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 88%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 81%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 44%

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