Rating Group: Big Cat Rescue

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 66
Todd Akin 50
Rodney Alexander 66
Thomas Allen 66
Jason Altmire 66
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 66
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
Brian Baird 66
J. Gresham Barrett 33
Roscoe Bartlett 66
Melissa Bean 66
Shelley Berkley 66
Howard Berman 66
Marion Berry 66
Judy Biggert 66
Brian Bilbray 66
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33
Mary Bono Mack 66
Dan Boren 33
Leonard Boswell 66
Rick Boucher 66
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66
Nancy Boyda 66
Henry Brown, Jr. 66
Ginny Brown-Waite 33
Dan Burton 33
Steve Buyer 33
Chris Cannon 0
Dennis Cardoza 50
Russ Carnahan 66
Christopher Carney 66
Mike Castle 66
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50
Ben Chandler III 66
Travis Childers 50
Jerry Costello 66
Robert Cramer 66
Barbara Cubin 33
Artur Davis 66
David Davis 0
Geoff Davis 33
Lincoln Davis 66
Thomas Davis III 100
Bill Delahunt 66
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Norm Dicks 66
John Doolittle 33
Thelma Drake 66
David Dreier 33
Chet Edwards 66
Vern Ehlers 66
Brad Ellsworth 66
Jo Ann Emerson 33
Philip English 50
Bob Etheridge 66
Terry Everett 33
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 100
Bob Filner 66
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
Barney Frank 66
Elton Gallegly 66
Gabrielle Giffords 66
Wayne Gilchrest 100
Charlie Gonzalez 66
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bart Gordon 50
John Hall 66
Phil Hare 66
Jane Harman 66
Robert Hayes 33
Wally Herger, Jr. 33
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66
Baron Hill 66
Maurice Hinchey 66
David Lee Hobson 66
Paul Hodes 66
Pete Hoekstra 66
Thomas Holden 66
Darlene Hooley 66
Kenny Hulshof 100
Duncan Hunter 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66
William Jefferson 66
Tim Johnson 50
Steve Kagen 66
Paul Kanjorski 50
Ric Keller 66
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 66
Carolyn Kilpatrick 66
Ron Klein 66
Joseph Knollenberg 66
Dennis Kucinich 66
John Kuhl, Jr. 33
Ray LaHood 33
Nicholas Lampson 50
Steve LaTourette 66
Jerry Lewis 33
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 66
Dan Lungren 33
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 66
Don Manzullo 33
Jim Marshall 66
Thaddeus McCotter 66
James McCrery III 66
John McHugh 66
Michael McNulty 66
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 66
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 66
Brad Miller 66
Harry Mitchell 66
Alan Mollohan 66
Dennis Moore 66
Patrick Murphy 66
Jack Murtha 66
Marilyn Musgrave 33
Sue Myrick 33
Jim Oberstar 66
Dave Obey 66
John Olver 66
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 50
John Peterson 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 66
Todd Platts 66
Earl Pomeroy 66
Jon Porter, Sr. 66
Deborah Pryce 100
George Radanovich 50
James Ramstad 66
Ralph Regula 66
Denny Rehberg 66
Richard Renzi 33
Silvestre Reyes 66
Thomas Reynolds 66
Laura Richardson 50
Ciro Rodriguez 66
Mike Ross 66
Steve Rothman 50
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 50
Jean Schmidt 50
Joe Sestak, Jr. 66
John Shadegg 50
Christopher Shays 66
Heath Shuler 66
Ike Skelton 66
Vic Snyder 66
Hilda Solis 66
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 66
John Spratt, Jr. 66
Pete Stark 50
Cliff Stearns 0
Bart Stupak 66
John Sullivan 0
Betty Sutton 66
Tom Tancredo 33
John Tanner 50
Ellen Tauscher 66
Gene Taylor 50
Todd Tiahrt 33
Ed Towns 66
James Walsh 50
Zach Wamp 0
Diane Watson 66
Mel Watt 66
Anthony Weiner 66
David Weldon 50
Gerald Weller 66
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 66
Heather Wilson 100
Lynn Woolsey 66
David Wu 66
Bill Young 66
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 66
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 66
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 66
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 66
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 66
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 66
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 66
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 66
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 66
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 66
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 50
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 66
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 66
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 66
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 66
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 66
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 66
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 66
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 66
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 66
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 66
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 66
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 66
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 66
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 66
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 66
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 66
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 66
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 66
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 66
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 66
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 66
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 66
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 50
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 66
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 66
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 66
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 66
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 66
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 66
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 66
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 66
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 66
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 66
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 66
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 66
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 66
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 66
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 66
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 66
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 66
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 50
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 66
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 66
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 66
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 66
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 66
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 66
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 66
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 66
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 66
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 66
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 66
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 66
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 66
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 66
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 66
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 66
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 66
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 66
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 66
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 66
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 66
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 66
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 66
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 66
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 66
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 66
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 66
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 66
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 66
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 66
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 66
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 66
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 66
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 66
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 66
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 66
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 66
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 66
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 66
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 50
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 66
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 66
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 50
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 66
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 66
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 66
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 66
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 66
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 66
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 66
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 66
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 66
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 66
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 66
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 66
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 33
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 66
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 66
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 33
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 66
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 33
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 66
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 33
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 66
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 66
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 66
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 66
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 33
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 33
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 66
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 66
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 33
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 66
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 33
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 66
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 33
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 66
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 66
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 66
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 66
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 33
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 66
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 33
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 66
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 33
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 33
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 50
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 33
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 66
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 66
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 66
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 33
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 33
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 66
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 66
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 33
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 33
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 66
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 66
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 66
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 33
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 66
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 66
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 66
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 33
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 50
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 66
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33

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