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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2013 Compassion Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 25%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 4 John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 6 Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 1 Andy Harris Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 25%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
ME U.S. Senate Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 25%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 1 Dan Benishek Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 2 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 0%
MI U.S. House 11 Kerry Bentivolio Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 14 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%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MN U.S. House 8 Rick Nolan Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 2 Ann Wagner Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 4 Vicky Hartzler Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 7 Billy Long Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 8 Jason Smith Republican 0%
MP U.S. House Delegate Kilili Sablan Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 1 Alan Nunnelee Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 4 Steven Palazzo Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
MT U.S. House At-Large Steve Daines Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 8 Richard Hudson Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 9 Robert Pittenger Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 11 Mark Meadows Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 13 George Holding Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 0%
ND U.S. Senate Jr Heidi Heitkamp Democratic-NPL 0%
ND U.S. House At-Large Kevin Cramer Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Sr Mike Johanns Republican 0%
NE U.S. Senate Jr Deb Fischer Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 25%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 25%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 25%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 75%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 3 Jon Runyan Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 0%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 25%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 25%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 50%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 11 Michael Grimm Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 18 Sean Maloney Democratic, Working Families 50%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 0%
NY U.S. House 24 Dan Maffei Democratic, Working Families 0%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 25%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 2 Brad Wenstrup Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 14 David Joyce Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 1 Jim Bridenstine Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 2 Markwayne Mullin Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 5 James Lankford Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 25%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 50%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. 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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