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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 80%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 80%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 40%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 40%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 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 100%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 60%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 40%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
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 20%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 40%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 75%
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 80%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 40%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 20%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 60%
PR U.S. House Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Democratic 100%
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 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 25%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 20%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 0%
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 0%
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 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 40%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 20%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 0%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 40%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 20%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 40%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
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 80%
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 0%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 20%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 40%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 80%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 60%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 80%
Steve Austria 20%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 80%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 75%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 80%
Judy Biggert 40%
Brian Bilbray 40%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 20%
Mary Bono Mack 60%
Dan Boren 60%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 80%
Bobby Bright 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 40%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 60%
Dennis Cardoza 80%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 60%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 40%
Kent Conrad 67%
Jerry Costello 75%
Kathy Dahlkemper 80%
Artur Davis 80%
Geoff Davis 0%

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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