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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 11%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 11%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 22%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 60%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 11%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 11%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 89%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 44%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 22%
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 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 89%
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 22 Devin Nunes Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 44%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 22%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 89%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 78%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 89%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 40%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 11%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 78%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 22%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 11%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 33%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 11%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 22%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 22%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 67%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 11%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 11%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 11%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 11%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 89%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 56%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 89%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 67%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 22%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 67%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 11%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 44%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 20%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 33%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 89%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 78%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 67%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 89%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 78%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 78%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 11%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 44%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 11%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 89%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 11%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 67%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 11%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 22%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 20%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 11%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 56%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 89%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 22%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 22%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 22%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 44%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 78%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 89%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 11%
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 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 78%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 11%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 78%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 44%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 33%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 11%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 11%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
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 22%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 56%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 78%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 11%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 89%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 60%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 44%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 11%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 11%

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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