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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 0
Gary Ackerman 0
Todd Akin 100
Rodney Alexander 25
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 0
Michael Arcuri 25
Joe Baca, Sr. 25
Michele Bachmann 100
Spencer Bachus 25
Brian Baird 0
J. Gresham Barrett 25
John Barrow 100
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Max Baucus 100
Melissa Bean 0
Shelley Berkley 0
Howard Berman 0
Marion Berry 100
Judy Biggert 0
Brian Bilbray 0
Tim Bishop 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
Bruce Braley 0
Paul Broun 100
Henry Brown, Jr. 0
Ginny Brown-Waite 25
Dan Burton 25
Steve Buyer 100
Dave Camp 100
John Campbell III 0
Chris Cannon 100
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Russ Carnahan 0
Mike Castle 0
Saxby Chambliss 100
Ben Chandler III 0
Travis Childers 0
Hillary Clinton 0
Howard Coble 100
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
John Dingell 100
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
Jim Gerlach 0
Gabrielle Giffords 0
Phil Gingrey 100
Charlie Gonzalez 0
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
Bart Gordon 100
John Hall 25
Ralph Hall 100
Phil Hare 0
Tom Harkin 0
Jane Harman 0
Doc Hastings 100
Robert Hayes 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Baron Hill 0
Maurice Hinchey 0
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 100
Rush Holt, Jr. 0
Duncan Hunter 100
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 0
William Jefferson 25
Tim Johnson 25
Timothy Johnson 0
Steve Kagen 100
Paul Kanjorski 25
Ric Keller 25
Patrick Kennedy 0
Dale Kildee 0
Carolyn Kilpatrick 0
Jack Kingston 100
Ron Klein 0
Joseph Knollenberg 100
Herb Kohl 0
Dennis Kucinich 0
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Mary Landrieu 0
Tom Latham 100
Steve LaTourette 0
Frank Lautenberg 0
Carl Levin 0
Jerry Lewis 100
John Linder 0
Dan Lungren 25
Connie Mack IV 25
Don Manzullo 100
Jim Marshall 100
Jim Matheson 100
Carolyn McCarthy 0
Thaddeus McCotter 0
John McHugh 100
Mike McIntyre 25
Buck McKeon 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100
Mike Michaud 0
Gary Miller 100
George Miller 0
Brad Miller 0
Harry Mitchell 0
Alan Mollohan 0
Dennis Moore 0
Jim Moran, Jr. 0
Patrick Murphy 25
Jack Murtha 25
Sue Myrick 25
Jim Oberstar 0
Dave Obey 0
John Olver 0
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25
Ed Pastor 0
Ron Paul 100
Donald Payne 0
Tom Petri 100
Todd Platts 0
Earl Pomeroy 100
Jon Porter, Sr. 0
Mark Pryor 100
George Radanovich 100
Nick Rahall II 0
Denny Rehberg 100
Silvestre Reyes 0
Laura Richardson 0
Jay Rockefeller IV 0
Ciro Rodriguez 0
Mike Rogers 0
Mike Ross 100
Steve Rothman 0
John Salazar 100
William Sali 100
Jean Schmidt 25
Allyson Schwartz 0
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0
John Shadegg 100
Christopher Shays 0
Heath Shuler 100
Ike Skelton 100
Vic Snyder 0
CA Supervisor 1 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
Lee Terry 100
Todd Tiahrt 100
John Tierney 0
Ed Towns 0
Mark Udall 0
Zach Wamp 25
Diane Watson 0
Mel Watt 25
Henry Waxman 0
Anthony Weiner 0
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 0
Frank Wolf 0
Lynn Woolsey 0
David Wu 0
Bill Young 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
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

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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