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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Steve Austria 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 86%
Brian Baird 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
John Boccieri 86%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bobby Bright 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 43%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 80%
Mike Castle 57%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 43%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 67%
Mark Critz 50%
Kathy Dahlkemper 86%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 100%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
John Ensign 17%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%
John Hall 100%
Debbie Halvorson 86%
Phil Hare 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 43%
Baron Hill 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 57%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Tim Johnson 71%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Larry Kissell 83%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 71%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 29%
George LeMieux 0%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 71%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Thaddeus McCotter 29%
Michael McMahon 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 86%
Patrick Murphy 86%
Scott Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 17%
Glenn Nye III 43%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 57%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Laura Richardson 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 71%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 71%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 71%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 29%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 43%
Harry Teague 71%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 83%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 57%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 67%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 83%

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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