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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2013 Compassion Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 50%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 0%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate Jr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
MT U.S. Senate Jr Steve Daines Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 25%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 0%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 25%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Jr Ted Cruz Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 0%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 25%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 0%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 10 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 11 Rich Nugent Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 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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