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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

1999-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MA State House Thirty-Seventh Middlesex Jen Benson Democratic 100%
Bill Bowles 100%
MA State House Ninth Plymouth Michael Brady Democratic 100%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk and Middlesex William Brownsberger Democratic 100%
Jennifer Callahan 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Essex Linda Campbell Democratic 100%
MA State House Fourth Plymouth James Cantwell Democratic 100%
MA State House Thirteenth Middlesex Tom Conroy Democratic 100%
Steven D'Amico 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
MA State House Thirtieth Middlesex James Dwyer Democratic 100%
MA State House Eighth Middlesex Carolyn Dykema Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Essex Ann-Margaret Ferrante Democratic 100%
MA State House Third Middlesex Kate Hogan Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
MA State House Fifth Middlesex David Linsky Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA State House Eleventh Suffolk Elizabeth Malia Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
MA State House Twenty-Seventh Middlesex Denise Provost Democratic 100%
Carl Sciortino, Jr. 100%
MA State House Fifteenth Norfolk Frank Smizik Democratic 100%
Susan Tucker 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
Cheryl Coakley-Rivera 92%
Barney Frank 92%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA State House Twelfth Middlesex Ruth Balser Democratic 91%
MA State House Eleventh Middlesex Kay Khan Democratic 91%
Alice Wolf 91%
MA State House Ninth Suffolk Byron Rushing Democratic 90%
MA State House Seventh Suffolk Gloria Fox Democratic 89%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Norfolk Robert Hedlund, Jr. Republican 86%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex Pat Jehlen Democratic 86%
MA State House Fifteenth Middlesex Jay Kaufman Democratic 83%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 83%
MA Council Member At-Large Tim Toomey, Jr. 83%
MA State House Twenty-Sixth Middlesex Tim Toomey, Jr. Democratic 83%
MA State House Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democratic 82%
Marie St. Fleur 78%
MA State House Eighth Essex Lori Ehrlich Democratic 75%
Susan Fargo 75%
MA State House Eighth Norfolk Louis Kafka Democratic 75%
MA State House First Hampshire Peter Kocot Democratic 75%
Barbara L'Italien 75%
MA State Senate Second Bristol and Plymouth Mark Montigny Democratic 75%
Eugene O'Flaherty 75%
MA State House Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democratic 75%
MA State House First Hampden Todd Smola Republican 75%
MA State House Third Hampshire Ellen Story Democratic 75%
Lida Harkins 73%
MA State Senate Middlesex and Worcester James Eldridge Democratic 71%
MA State House Sixth Norfolk William Galvin Democratic 71%
MA State House First Norfolk Bruce Ayers Democratic 67%
MA State House Third Plymouth Garrett Bradley Democratic 67%
Scott Brown 67%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 67%
MA State Senate First Middlesex and Norfolk Cindy Creem Democratic 67%
Anthony Galluccio 67%
MA State House Eleventh Norfolk Paul McMurtry Democratic 67%
MA State House Eighteenth Suffolk Michael Moran Democratic 67%
MA State Senate First Plymouth and Bristol Marc Pacheco Democratic 67%
MA State House Fourteenth Norfolk Alice Peisch Democratic 67%
Pamela Richardson 67%
MA State Senate Second Middlesex and Norfolk Karen Spilka Democratic 67%
Harriett Stanley 67%
Marian Walsh 67%
Martha Walz 67%
Peter Koutoujian 62%
MA State House Seventeenth Suffolk Kevin Honan Democratic 60%
Karyn Polito 60%
MA State Senate Second Essex and Middlesex Barry Finegold Democratic 56%
MA State House Seventh Hampden Thomas Petrolati Democratic 56%
MA State House Fourteenth Suffolk Angelo Scaccia Democratic 56%
MA State House Thirteenth Essex Theodore Speliotis Democratic 55%
Kevin Aguiar 50%
MA State Senate First Hampden and Hampshire Gale Candaras Democratic 50%
MA State House First Essex Michael Costello Democratic 50%
MA State House Ninth Hampden Sean Curran Democratic 50%
Christopher Donelan 50%
MA State Senate Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden Benjamin Downing Democratic 50%
Joseph Driscoll, Jr. 50%
MA State House Twenty-Third Middlesex Sean Garballey Democratic 50%
Mary Grant 50%
William Lantigua 50%
MA State Senate Worcester and Norfolk Richard Moore Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourth Norfolk James Murphy Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourth Barnstable Sarah Peake Democratic 50%
MA State House Fourth Berkshire Smitty Pignatelli Democratic 50%
MA State House Twelfth Norfolk John Rogers Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Stan Rosenberg Democratic 50%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex Richard Ross Republican 50%
MA State Senate Norfolk and Suffolk Mike Rush Democratic 50%
MA State House Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sánchez Democratic 50%
Christopher Speranzo 50%
MA State House Eleventh Hampden Benjamin Swan, Sr. Democratic 50%
MA State Senate First Essex and Middlesex Bruce Tarr Republican 50%
MA State House Seventh Norfolk Walter Timilty Democratic 50%
Richard Tisei 50%
MA State Senate Hampden James Welch Democratic 50%
MA State House Fifth Worcester Anne Gobi Democratic 46%
MA State House Thirteenth Bristol Antonio Cabral Democratic 44%
MA State House Nineteenth Suffolk Robert DeLeo Democratic 44%
MA Mayor At-Large Martin Walsh Democratic 44%
MA State Senate Second Plymouth and Bristol Thomas Kennedy Democratic 43%
Matthew Patrick 43%
MA State House Second Hampshire John Scibak Democratic 43%
MA State Senate First Bristol and Plymouth Michael Rodrigues Democratic 40%
Kathi-Anne Reinstein 38%
MA State House Tenth Plymouth Christine Canavan Democratic 36%
Stephen Canessa 33%
MA State House Thirty-Third Middlesex Christopher Fallon Democratic 33%
MA State Senate First Suffolk Linda Forry Democratic 33%
MA State House Second Plymouth Susan Gifford Republican 33%
Denis Guyer 33%
John Hart, Jr. 33%
MA State House Seventh Essex John Keenan, Jr. Democratic 33%
Michael Morrissey 33%
MA State House Seventeenth Middlesex David Nangle Democratic 33%
MA State Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Anthony Petruccelli Democratic 33%
Robert Rice 33%
Robert Spellane 33%
Steven Tolman 33%
Jim Vallee 33%
John Fresolo 31%
MA State House Fourth Essex Bradford Hill Republican 30%
MA State Senate Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex Stephen Brewer Democratic 29%
MA State House Sixteenth Middlesex Thomas Golden, Jr. Democratic 29%
MA State House Seventh Worcester Paul Frost Republican 27%
MA State House Thirty-Sixth Middlesex Colleen Garry Democratic 27%
MA State House First Franklin Stephen Kulik Democratic 27%
Steven Baddour 25%
Daniel Bosley 25%
Stephen Buoniconti 25%
MA State House Third Essex Brian Dempsey Democratic 25%
MA State House Third Worcester Stephen DiNatale Democratic 25%
MA State Senate Second Hampden and Hampshire Don Humason, Jr. Republican 25%
MA State House Twentieth Middlesex Brad Jones, Jr. Republican 22%
MA State House Third Norfolk Ronald Mariano Democratic 22%
MA State House Nineteenth Middlesex James Miceli Democratic 22%
Charles Murphy 22%
MA State House Eighth Hampden Joseph Wagner Democratic 22%
MA State House Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul Donato, Sr. Democratic 20%
MA State House Fifth Bristol Patricia Haddad Democratic 20%
Michael Kane 20%
Robert Nyman 18%
MA State House Tenth Bristol William Straus Democratic 18%
Mark Falzone 17%
William Greene, Jr. 17%
Vincent Pedone 17%
MA Councilor At-Large Thomas Stanley 17%
MA State House Ninth Middlesex Thomas Stanley Democratic 17%
MA State House First Plymouth Vinny deMacedo Republican 13%
MA State House Twelfth Worcester Harold Naughton, Jr. Democratic 13%
Stephen Tobin 13%
Geraldine Creedon 11%
David Flynn 11%
Robert Hargraves 11%
Kevin Murphy 11%
MA State House Fourteenth Bristol Elizabeth Poirier Republican 11%
MA State House Eleventh Bristol Robert Koczera Democratic 10%
David Torrisi 10%
David Sullivan 9%
MA State House Ninth Worcester George Peterson, Jr. Republican 8%
Geraldo Alicea 0%
Willie Mae Allen 0%
Demetrius Atsalis 0%
MA State House First Bristol Jay Barrows Republican 0%
MA State House First Suffolk Carlo Basile Democratic 0%
Frederick Berry 0%
MA State House Seventeenth Worcester John Binienda, Sr. Democratic 0%
MA State House Twelfth Plymouth Tom Calter III Democratic 0%
MA State Senate First Worcester Harriette Chandler Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Second Suffolk Sonia Chang-Diaz Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Fourth Middlesex Kenneth Donnelly Democratic 0%
Lewis Evangelidis 0%
James Fagan 0%
MA State House Tenth Essex Robert Fennell Democratic 0%
MA State House Tenth Worcester John Fernandes Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Worcester and Middlesex Jennifer Flanagan Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Brian Joyce Democratic 0%
Michael Knapik 0%
Paul Kujawski 0%
Brian Lees 0%
Allen McCarthy 0%
MA State Senate Third Essex Thomas McGee Democratic 0%
Joan Menard 0%
MA State Senate Second Worcester Mike Moore Democratic 0%
MA State Senate Plymouth and Barnstable Therese Murray Democratic 0%
MA State House Fourteenth Worcester James O'Day Democratic 0%
Robert O'Leary 0%
Steven Panagiotakos 0%
Jeff Perry 0%
MA State House Twelfth Hampden Angelo Puppolo, Jr. Democratic 0%
John Quinn 0%
Rosemary Sandlin 0%
Stat Smith 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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