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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 69%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 81%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 13%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 82%
Melissa Bean 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
Bob Bennett 18%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 33%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 31%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 7%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 6%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 67%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 88%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
Bruce Braley 93%
Paul Broun 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 44%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
Steve Buyer 8%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 7%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 20%
Eric Cantor 6%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 69%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 75%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
Mike Castle 94%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
Saxby Chambliss 18%
Ben Chandler III 94%
Travis Childers 100%
Donna Christensen 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 93%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 87%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
Norm Coleman 44%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 82%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 10%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 63%
Jerry Costello 88%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
Larry Craig 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 9%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
Artur Davis 81%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
David Davis 13%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 31%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 94%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 63%
Byron Dorgan 73%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 88%
David Dreier 7%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 75%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
Brad Ellsworth 56%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 19%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
John Ensign 22%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 18%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Eni Faleomavaega 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 88%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 50%
Luis Fortuño 17%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 13%
Barney Frank 93%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 6%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 69%
Elton Gallegly 6%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 13%
Jim Gerlach 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 81%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
Bart Gordon 87%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 27%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
Judd Gregg 22%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 83%
Charles Hagel 27%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 88%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%

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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