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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 94%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 13%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 31%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 80%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 82%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 20%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 80%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 63%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 7%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 94%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 80%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 27%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 30%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 7%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 10%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 18%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 63%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 7 Eric Cantor Republican 6%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 56%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 91%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 81%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 94%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 19%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 91%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 31%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 94%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 18%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 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%
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%

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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