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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
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%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 71%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 44%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 87%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
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%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 73%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 83%
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%
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%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%

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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