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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 75%
Ann Kirkpatrick 80%
Larry Kissell 75%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 20%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Latham 20%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 20%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Jim Matheson 40%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
Jim McDermott 100%
John McHugh 75%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 40%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
John Mica 20%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 60%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 75%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 25%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 60%
Tom Petri 20%
Pedro Pierluisi 100%
Joe Pitts 20%
Todd Platts 40%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Mark Pryor 75%
Adam Putnam 20%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 80%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Rogers 40%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 60%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Aaron Schock 20%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 100%
Olympia Snowe 25%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 40%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 40%
Harry Teague 80%
Lee Terry 20%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 25%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
Frank Wolf 40%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 40%

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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