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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 0
Todd Akin 100
Rodney Alexander 25
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 25
Joe Baca, Sr. 25
Brian Baird 0
J. Gresham Barrett 25
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Max Baucus 100
Melissa Bean 0
Shelley Berkley 0
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry 100
Judy Biggert 0
Brian Bilbray 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
Mary Bono Mack 0
Dan Boren 100
Leonard Boswell 100
Rick Boucher 0
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100
Nancy Boyda 25
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 25
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 100
Chris Cannon 100
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 0
Mike Castle 0
Ben Chandler III 0
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 0
Jerry Costello 0
Robert Cramer 100
Artur Davis 0
Geoff Davis 0
Lincoln Davis 100
Bill Delahunt 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25
Norm Dicks 0
David Dreier 25
Chet Edwards 100
Vern Ehlers 0
Brad Ellsworth 100
Jo Ann Emerson 100
Philip English 0
Bob Etheridge 0
Tom Feeney 100
Bob Filner 0
Barney Frank 0
Elton Gallegly 0
Gabrielle Giffords 0
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Bart Gordon 100
John Hall 25
Phil Hare 0
Jane Harman 0
Robert Hayes 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 0
Maurice Hinchey 0
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 100
Duncan Hunter 100
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
William Jefferson 25
Tim Johnson 25
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 25
Ric Keller 25
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 0
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Ron Klein 0
Joseph Knollenberg 100
Herb Kohl 0
Dennis Kucinich 0
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 0
Jerry Lewis 100
John Linder 0
Dan Lungren 25
Connie Mack IV 25
Don Manzullo 100
Jim Marshall 100
Thaddeus McCotter 0
John McHugh 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100
Brad Miller 0
Harry Mitchell 0
Alan Mollohan 0
Dennis Moore 0
Patrick Murphy 25
Jack Murtha 25
Sue Myrick 25
Jim Oberstar 0
Dave Obey 0
John Olver 0
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25
Ron Paul 100
Donald Payne 0
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy 100
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
George Radanovich 100
Denny Rehberg 100
Silvestre Reyes 0
Laura Richardson 0
Ciro Rodriguez 0
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 0
William Sali 100
Jean Schmidt 25
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0
John Shadegg 100
Christopher Shays 0
Heath Shuler 100
Ike Skelton 100
Vic Snyder 0
Hilda Solis 0
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 100
John Spratt, Jr. 0
Pete Stark 0
Cliff Stearns 100
Ted Stevens 0
Bart Stupak 25
John Sullivan 100
Betty Sutton 0
John Tanner 25
Ellen Tauscher 0
Gene Taylor 0
Todd Tiahrt 100
Ed Towns 0
Zach Wamp 25
Diane Watson 0
Mel Watt 25
Anthony Weiner 0
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0
Lynn Woolsey 0
David Wu 0
Bill Young 0
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 0
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 0
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 0
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 0
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 0
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 0
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 0
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 25
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 0
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 0
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 0
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 0
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 0
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 0
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 0
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 0
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 0
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 0
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 0
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 0
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 0
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva 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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