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Rating Group: Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 100
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 0
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 0
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 0
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 0
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 0
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 0
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 100
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 0
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100
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. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 25
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 0
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks 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 11 George Miller 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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman 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 45 John Campbell III Republican 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
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston 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 10 Paul Broun Republican 100
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 100
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 100
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 Gutierrez 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
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
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
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 6 John Tierney Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch 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. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 100
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 0
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 0
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 100
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 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 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 100
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
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson 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 6 Howard Coble Republican 100
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 100
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
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 0
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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 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
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
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 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 0
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25

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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