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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 25%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 66%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 33%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 33%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 33%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 66%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 17%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 33%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 17%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 66%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 66%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 17%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 33%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 17%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 66%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 66%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 66%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 66%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 33%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 66%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 33%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 83%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 66%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 66%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 66%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 66%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 66%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 17%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 66%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 17%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 66%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 50%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 33%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 66%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 25%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 33%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 33%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 66%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 33%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 83%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 66%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 66%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 66%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 66%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 75%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 25%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 75%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 100%
Richard Armey 0%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 17%
Cass Ballenger 17%
James Barcia 66%
Robert Barr, Jr. 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 33%
Charlie Bass 66%
Max Baucus 25%
Evan Bayh 50%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%

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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