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Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Zack Space 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Bart Stupak 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
John Adler 80%
Michael Arcuri 80%
Brian Baird 80%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 80%
Marion Berry 80%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
Kathy Dahlkemper 80%
Artur Davis 80%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 80%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Thomas Holden 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 80%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 80%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 80%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 80%
Eric Massa 80%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 80%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 80%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
Pete Stark 80%
Harry Teague 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 75%
Christopher Carney 75%
Jerry Costello 75%
Byron Dorgan 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
Larry Kissell 75%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 75%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75%
John McHugh 75%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 75%
Scott Murphy 75%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 75%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 75%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
Kent Conrad 67%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
Jason Altmire 60%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Dan Boren 60%
Joseph Cao 60%
Mike Castle 60%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 60%
Lincoln Davis 60%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 60%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 60%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Baron Hill 60%
Tim Johnson 60%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Betsy Markey 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 60%
Harry Mitchell 60%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 60%
Tom Perriello 60%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 60%
Mike Ross 60%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 60%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 50%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Arlen Specter 50%
George Voinovich 50%
Judy Biggert 40%
Brian Bilbray 40%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 40%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 40%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 40%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 40%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
Travis Childers 40%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 40%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 40%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 40%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
Steve LaTourette 40%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 40%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 40%
Walt Minnick 40%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Todd Platts 40%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 40%
John Tanner 40%
Gene Taylor 40%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 40%
Bill Young 40%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
Bobby Bright 25%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 25%
John Ensign 25%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 25%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
Ben Nelson 25%
Olympia Snowe 25%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 20%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Steve Austria 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Elton Gallegly 20%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 20%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 20%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 20%
Chris Lee 20%
Jerry Lewis 20%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 20%
Connie Mack IV 20%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 20%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 20%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 20%
Denny Rehberg 20%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 20%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 20%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 20%

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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