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Special Interest Groups

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

2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Todd Akin 100
Jason Altmire 100
Michele Bachmann 100
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 100
John Barrow 100
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 100
Max Baucus 100
Marion Berry 100
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 100
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 100
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 100
John Boehner 100
Jo Bonner, Jr. 100
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 100
Dan Boren 100
Leonard Boswell 100
Charles Boustany, Jr. 100
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 100
Paul Broun 100
Steve Buyer 100
Dave Camp 100
Chris Cannon 100
Eric Cantor 100
Dennis Cardoza 100
Saxby Chambliss 100
Howard Coble 100
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 100
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 100
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 100
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 100
Robert Cramer 100
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 100
Lincoln Davis 100
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 100
John Dingell 100
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 100
Chet Edwards 100
Brad Ellsworth 100
Jo Ann Emerson 100
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 100
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 100
Tom Feeney 100
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 100
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100
Scott Garrett 100
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
Phil Gingrey 100
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 100
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 100
Bart Gordon 100
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 100
Ralph Hall 100
Doc Hastings 100
Robert Hayes 100
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 100
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100
Wally Herger, Jr. 100
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 100
Pete Hoekstra 100
Thomas Holden 100
Duncan Hunter 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 100
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 100
Steve Kagen 100
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100
Jack Kingston 100
Joseph Knollenberg 100
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 100
Tom Latham 100
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 100
Jerry Lewis 100
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 100
Don Manzullo 100
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 100
Jim Marshall 100
Jim Matheson 100
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 100
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 100
John McHugh 100
Buck McKeon 100
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 100
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 100
Candice Miller 100
Gary Miller 100
Jeff Miller 100
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 100
Randy Neugebauer 100
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 100
Ron Paul 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100
Tom Petri 100
Joe Pitts 100
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 100
Earl Pomeroy 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Republican 100
Mark Pryor 100
Adam Putnam 100
George Radanovich 100
Denny Rehberg 100
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 100
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 100
Mike Ross 100
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 100
John Salazar 100
William Sali 100
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 100
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III Republican 100
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 100
John Shadegg 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 100
Heath Shuler 100
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 100
Ike Skelton 100
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 100
Mark Souder 100
Zack Space 100
Cliff Stearns 100
John Sullivan 100
Lee Terry 100
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 100
Todd Tiahrt 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 100
Lynn Westmoreland 100
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 100
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 100
Rodney Alexander 25
Michael Arcuri 25
Joe Baca, Sr. 25
Spencer Bachus 25
J. Gresham Barrett 25
Nancy Boyda 25
Ginny Brown-Waite 25
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
Dan Burton 25
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 25
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 25
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 25
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 25
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 25
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25
David Dreier 25
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 25
Virgil Goode, Jr. 25
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25
John Hall 25
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 25
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25
William Jefferson 25
Tim Johnson 25
Paul Kanjorski 25
Richard Keller 25
John Kline 25
John Kuhl, Jr. 25
Dan Lungren 25
Connie Mack IV 25
Mike McIntyre 25
John Mica 25
Patrick Murphy 25
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 25
Jack Murtha 25
Sue Myrick 25
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 25
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 25
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 25
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25
Jean Schmidt 25
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 25
Bart Stupak 25
John Tanner 25
Zach Wamp 25
Mel Watt 25
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 25
Neil Abercrombie 0
Gary Ackerman 0
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0
Rob Andrews 0
Brian Baird 0
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 0
Roscoe Bartlett 0
Melissa Bean 0
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra 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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