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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Lincoln Davis 60%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 40%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
John Ensign 25%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 20%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 60%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 60%
Baron Hill 60%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 80%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 20%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Larry Kissell 75%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 60%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 20%
George LeMieux 0%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 33%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 25%
Dan Lungren 25%
Connie Mack IV 20%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 60%
Jim Marshall 60%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 40%
John McHugh 75%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 40%
Harry Mitchell 60%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 80%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Scott Murphy 75%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 25%
Glenn Nye III 40%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 60%
Todd Platts 40%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 20%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 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%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 75%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 80%
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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