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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 100
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 0
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 0
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 0
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 100
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 25
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 100
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 100
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 25
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 0
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 0
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 0
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 0
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 0
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 0
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 0
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 0
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 0
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 0
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 0
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 100
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 0
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 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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